Dolby
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www.dolby.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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True innovation leads from the inside.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Dolby

ProsDolby is the leader in innovation for digital broadcasting and film audio technology; if this is your passion it is an inspirational organization where one can synergize with so many of the most amazing, brilliant, and creative minds in the entire industry. The place itself is very cool and there are many fun toys to work with - building, designing, researching, inventing...

ConsThere is a real organizational problem here. The overall Corporate Values and Organizational Management schema are not aligned with the technological innovation of this corporation. It has not evolved to its potential. As technology leaders, it would be in the best interest of Dolby to maintain integrity and align their corporate values to be those of internal Leaders also, empowering their employees; however, according to Likert-Emberling Leadership Organizational Development Model, they fall short of that and are still running the organization from the "Rules and Roles" level of management. This is not beneficial to its employees nor is it to the overall environment as it inhibits the evolution of the system. Hopefully, this is a transitory state and Dolby will breakthrough and emerge the leader it has the potential it can be, but at this time, it appears to be in a devolved state of "Old School" management that needs an overhaul or it will lose the lifeblood. A corporation can not rely on product alone - sustainability is the key and Dolby just hasn't figured this out yet. Hopefully they will soon.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to be restructured and aligned with evolving cultural values - suggest new "sustainable" leadership training. Think regeneratively, rather than "re-structurally" and innovate with the times and the technology you are producing - interior values will always succeed exterior goals - they reflect who you are. Begin by reading "the Starfish and the Spider."

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Dolby is losing the technology battle...

Director (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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Pros: Steady work Funded 401k with matching Proud history Cons: Every mention of the positive 9/80 work schedule reminds me of a municipal government… Advice to Senior Management: Advice to Ray Dolby and son is to seriously replace current… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Cold company to work for.

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San Francisco, CA

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Pros: Good life/work balance because of the 9/80 work week Competitive salary Located… 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… Advice to Senior 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,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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