Dolby

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Dolby is living off it's past glory and is out of touch with current market realities

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Dolby

Pros

Reputable brand
Talented employees
Exciting industry (although Dolby is missing out on the big opportunities)
9/80 work week
San Francisco

Cons

Utterly clueless exec. management team, several of whom lack the qualifications, training and experience required of their roles.
Decision making is glacially slow...by the time a decision has been reached, the market opportunity has been lost (Dolby's indecisiveness=Competitors gain)
Talent is severely underutilized...employees brought in for their past achievements & great/creative ideas and then left to "die on the vine" once they're in their job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The CEO (and EVP Sales/Mktg) need to be replaced with experienced & talented leaders. Both have been placed in roles that are incompatible with their skill set and experience, as evidenced in Dolby's declining market share, consumer confidence and employee dissatisfaction.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company - Poor Executive Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dolby

    Pros

    - People are great and hardworking
    - 9/80 work week and great benefits
    - Brand

    Cons

    - Executive Leadership along all Functions/Department
    - Terrible infrastructure
    - NO communication
    - Getting promoted is who you know, not how competent you are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is an update as I resigned from Dolby earlier this year. Start from the bottom up. Take a look at your internal infrastructure, from R&D, Mrktg, IT systems to administrative functions. What groups are people leaving from and why? IT, just do something, period (and not the workers). Completely understand bringing in Leaders you have worked with in the past, but what's their true track record. Are the companies they led still even in business? Dolby is such a great company with a great brand and hardworking, SMART people. It will be unfortunate if it continues on this downward trajectory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Depends on your dept

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dolby

    Pros

    -compensation was competitive
    -PTO accumulation fair

    Cons

    -company tends to hire from outside than promote within
    -upper mgmt typically seemed to hide when people "left the company"
    -need more FTEs for workload, esp in Finance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -managers, have better communication with your staff
    -encourage work/life balance
    -create more FTEs
    -encourage training

    Disapproves of CEO
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