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Great Company - Poor Executive Leadership

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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

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    An interesting place to work in the midst of business transition with little change management

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dolby

    Pros

    Good salary
    Competitive benefits
    Interesting business with high margins
    Work life balance
    Professional improvement encouraged
    Strong history of innovation
    Growth orientation

    Cons

    Business in silos
    Lack of forward drive
    Lack of accountability
    Managers without training
    Long tenure of employees limits 'world view'
    No change management in business process changes
    Lots of work completed without final decision or implementation
    Gap between leadership stance and actions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead or get out of the way

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dollar is the bottom line

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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

    Every other friday off is the best thing..

    Cons

    Dolby is now a company that values the dollar above their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to valuing your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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