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A crusade not a career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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

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    I am glad that I am leaving

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Pros

    Good tools are available
    Some of the people are smart and can be relied upon.
    Plenty of opportunities for professional growth.
    Yoga classes onsite

    Cons

    Disfunctional middle managers
    Lack of long term vision in the company that results in constant changes in direction
    Poor communication culture - it is impossible to get a response to an email
    No consistent development process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide which direction you want to move the company and keep the direction. Currently the company is jumping from one extreme to the other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Turn the ship around Real!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at RealNetworks

    Pros

    - good location
    - flexible
    - work hard and it's recognized

    Cons

    - management's eyes were off the ball. Contract employees were pillaging the place while they focused on stemming the flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - focus in before you focus out, but do it fast

    Doesn't Recommend
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