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Engineering Specialist, Cinema Tech

Dolby San Francisco, CA

Independently performs complex technical tasks in the areas of electronic and optical systems with general guidance from project engineers. Must be… Dolby


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Dolby President and CEO Kevin J. Yeaman
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    A wide spectrum mixed bag, extreme experiences on both the positives and negatives. Reflects an internal cultural battle

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    I worked at Dolby

    Pros

    Many well-intentioned, good-hearted people. A small family business feel where its easy to quickly make connections and navigate organization. Dolby trying hard to reinvent itself in digital era and making investments in new hires and technology. Some great leaders at the helm.

    Cons

    Very political. The internet era skipped by Dolby so it feels like the 1970s. Large cultural tensions at play as old timers and new employees often at odds.Incredible resistance to change or improvement. Lack of cultural issue ownership means problems linger forever, even ones that are easy to solve. Decision making is slow and often by hard to achieve consensus, so things move really slow or not at all.

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    Rampant politics steal productivity from a company and destroys morale. If it is made clear that it is not the way to get things done, then a meritocracy culture based on innovation can begin to take flight. Innovation will arise as the dominate cultural theme if it is communicated and shown to be the highest valued attribute.

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