Dolby
2.7 of 5 130 reviews
www.dolby.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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World Class Brand struggling to go from Mom and Pop shop into the Big Leagues

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsEvery other Fridays off
World Class Brand in Entertainment
Some really great people
Some very innovative thinkers and exceptionally smart people
Idea Quest where employees get to showcase their innovative talent

ConsCollaborative decision making - slows the process down.
Ultraconservative and need to take more business risks.
Listens to unqualified consultants vs qualified employees.
The "that's not how we do it at Dolby" mentality. it's a new day and time for change.
To much internal politics for such a small company
How do people get hired as a Sr this or that? The Sr title needs to be earned unless they are truly exceptional.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you hire qualified employees listen to them and let them lead. If they fail manage them out and hire new more qualified employees or reassign them to another department which is more inline with their strengths. You hired them for a reason !!! Don't listen to consultants. Stop hiring consultants. They only tell you what you want to hear. You are killing your corporate culture.

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    Challenges as we grow

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dolby


    Pros: Environment, projects, people, people, people Cons: New management teams don't take time to consider past decisions… Advice to Senior Management: Empowerment should be practiced, not preached and then discarded. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    True innovation leads from the inside.

    (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dolby


    Pros: Dolby is the leader in innovation for digital broadcasting and film audio technology; if this is your passion it is an inspirational organization where one… Cons: There is a real organizational problem here. The overall Corporate Values and Organizational Management schema are not aligned with the technological innovation of this corporation.… Advice to Senior Management: Upper management needs to be restructured and aligned with evolving cultural values - suggest new "sustainable" leadership training. Think regeneratively, rather than "re-structurally" and innovate… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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