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A crusade not a career

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

I have been working at RealNetworks

Pros

Plenty of opportunity to move up and a great environment to learn. Work is fast paced and constantly changing.

Cons

Work to the bone. The environments are so poorly thought out they might as well be held together with duck tape and bailing wire. Very little communication from management. It’s a lot like working on a film set. It’s really pretty from the outside but there’s nothing behind the building facades.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate more with your teams. Focus more on forward facing improvements to existing products. Help encourage a better work life balance.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for RealNetworks

  1.  

    Not a place for you should be looking for any more!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at RealNetworks

    Pros

    -Good market to be in
    -Good team members

    Cons

    -Lack of direction
    -Constant downsizing
    -Redundant layers of management
    -No investment/discussions on Employee growth
    -Still figuring out its product positioning
    -Old technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the latest tech developments around. Looks like you are reactive than being proactive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Review of RealNetworks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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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

    Pros

    Free Pop, bowling alley, decent hardware.

    Cons

    The benefits are worse than the industry average. Previously the stock options were a big plus but are mostly worthless now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should learn what mass attrition symbolizes. They should look to improve morale and benefits. They should respect the technical staffs need for a private life.

    Doesn't Recommend
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