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Helpful (2)

Not what it once was, still better than most

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Dolby full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Many creative and talented employees, especially engineers
Great benefits, Insurance, 401K with matching
9/80 schedule (every other Friday off)
Competitive pay
Very profitable and growing

Cons

Senior management is all new since the IPO – not from audio/entertainment industry
Dolby is still struggling to transition to a growth oriented company after 40 years as a privately held company
Company is more average in non-engineering areas

Advice to Management

Listen to employees
Focus more on enabling engineering and keep engineers connected to customers
Develop leaders from within, let them lead

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dolby

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Atmopshere. Great energy. Fantastic People!

    Cons

    Employee Sensitivity. Diffiicult to manage without stepping on people toes or offending others.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dolby

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting place to work - good variety
    Clever people
    Still fairly small

    Cons

    Not so much of a family atmosphere since it floated, but understandable
    It struggles with being a large enterprise, so new staff and new VPs act like we're a 20,000 person organization instead of 1,800.

    Advice to Management

    Still need more work to move us from a private to a public company. That's never happened so our processes/management structure suffers for it.

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