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Challenges as we grow

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Dolby

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Environment, projects, people, people, people

Cons

New management teams don't take time to consider past decisions and are very unaware of how and why they were made.

Advice to Management

Empowerment should be practiced, not preached and then discarded.

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    Cold company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Dolby

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life/work balance because of the 9/80 work week
    Competitive salary
    Located in SF
    Passionate employees in some departments
    Industry leader

    Cons

    Negative culture - people try to find blame
    Poor cooperatoin - worried about C.Y.A.
    Inconsistent bonus and raises
    Rare promotions (seem to hire outside the company)
    After working hard for almost 2 years on a painful ERP system, management rewarded the employees with a weak bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how important employee retention is to the company. Right now, we are staying because of the economic environment, but when the conditions improve, there will be an increase in turnover. The bonuses were a slap in the face after working almost 2 years on a painful project, which is made worse because we can see how much profits the company brought in. Have a heart and think outside the company's revenue goals.

    Management needs to lead, and stop trying to implement the latest concepts that another tech company is trying. Find a direction and identity for the company.


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    Uphill with no paddles.

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

    I have been working at Dolby

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly laid back environment. Some some are too laid back but there are allot of good people who know their jobs and work hard.

    Cons

    to many laid back people, lack of synergy within each area and you never know what the flavor will be this hour.

    Advice to Management

    get a single building in the City not 3. Has anyone calculated the time/money figure on that?


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