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Dolby President and CEO Kevin J. Yeaman
Kevin J. Yeaman
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    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sr. Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sr. Management in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dolby full-time (more than 5 years)


    - "Start up" without being a true Start up - meaning you get to help build the future of Dolby but in an established company.
    - work w/ brilliant, passionate people
    - HQ in San Francisco
    - you work hard but still have pretty decent work/life balance (9/80 schedule, good vacation, rarely do people call u on weekends or nights)
    - unlike other technology companies, I truly believe I can & will be able to make a career here. We're not facebook or twitter... (thank god!) & we're not trying to be
    - great compensation (other than a couple tough years, bonuses have paid out really high)


    - slow to change because still very consensus based decision making
    - old fashioned in a lot of ways - need to embrace more modern working environment, will help drive diversity particularly for working moms
    - lots of new technology in the works but tbd if it will be successful
    - not the most "fun" culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - exec team is in a bubble. Mean well & ask for feedback but then don't listen to it or truly act on it. Big disconnect w/ employees unfortunately
    - consensus decision making will never change if it doesn't happen at senior levels & they are the worst offenders
    - hold people accountable, including yourselves. Exec team should not be getting bonus in years where targets/timelines missed. & not just product misses. 1275 is a prime example - we're at least 12-18 months past when initially estimated to move in. Has anyone been held truly accountable for that miss?
    - focus on diversity with things that will really make a difference

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Dolby Interviews

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    HR contact me thru LinkedIn message. After speaking with HR on the phone, an OnSite interview was scheduled. The onsite interview is totally 6 HR. I spoke with 3 Engineers, QA, PM and HR. Most of the interviewer just asked about your background and briefly talking about the work on Dolby. Technical question are about basically C/C++ problem.

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Dolby Awards & Accolades

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The CNBC RQ 50, CNBC, 2014
Film Technique - Silver, CLIO, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1965
Type Company - Public (DLB)
Industry Media
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Talk about having a sound business model. Dolby Laboratories is the market leader in developing sound processing and noise reduction systems for use in professional and consumer audio and video equipment. Though it does make some of its own products, Dolby mostly licenses its technology to other manufacturers. (Licensing accounts for more than 75% of revenue.) The firm has... More

Mission: Dolby Laboratories is home to hundreds of scientists and engineers dedicated to the study of human perception, the experience of artistic immersion, and the joy of... More

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