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RealNetworks - let's grow up!

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at RealNetworks

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Cool people in product and technology teams, many good ideas; not always enough focus to get key things done. Leadership has waxed and waned - seems to be improving; company has made some smart moves that can indicate staying power

Cons

Worst Marketing on the planet. Hands down.

Advice to Management

Really evaulate not only what people are telling you, but who is telling you what. Focus on doing a few things well.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Let Real eat cake

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    Former Employee - Creative in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Creative in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can totally skate your way through the day. No one cares about anything innovative, which means it's not challenging. making it the perfect place for people who want to do a satisfactory job, and hit the bars or be home by 5:30.

    Cons

    Some of the best reasons are the downsides as well. There is nothing going on there. No technology, no new products, nothing cool. Marketing-wise, if you try to introduce something different or the least bit creative, it gets shot down. It's as if the executive team is riding this high and lofty balloon and don't care that thousands of other companies and products are zooming by.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to their customers, the very few they have left, once in a while. And stop forcing them to use features/technology that they don't care about and pretend it's a benefit.

  2. Could be a great company if mgmt could remember what it's like to be an employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at RealNetworks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people, some cool projects, easy commute if you live north/south of Seattle

    Cons

    Horrible productivity tools, everything done "on the cheap", unwillingness by senior mgmt to be open in communication with employees, compensation below other local employers, stock price has been in the toilet for years with no sign of improvement

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as you would like to be treated, communicate more openly, stop being "penny wise and pound foolish" with compensation decisions, improve tools so that employees can be more productive, don't be afraid to try new things and make mistakes

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