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5 people found this helpful  

Frustrating.

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

I have been working at Dolby for more than 3 years

Pros

There are some truly talented people here, and the technology is amazing. There's lots of cash in the bank, and passion around the industry we participate. Creating entertainment products and technologies is great.

Cons

Most of the internal promotion is the same inexperienced leadership that keeps trying the same things, expecting different results. Dolby is bleeding the talented employees that want to make a difference, but just can't get traction with the executives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

replace the VPs that aren't meeting their goals, are alienating the good employees, and blame the market on their failures. Promote the people that actually get things done and have the big ideas.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it once was, still better than most

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dolby full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dolby

    Pros

    Excellent Atmopshere. Great energy. Fantastic People!

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
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