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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Dolby full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- Cool technology
- Company has good brand recognition
- Every other Friday off
- Some ok perks

Cons

- Lack of career development - promotions seem to be rare; some employees have been individual contributors (in the same position) for 10 years
- The Annual Review process is done hastily and not much constructive feedback is provided
- Some co-workers are brilliant and confident, whereas some of the employees are abysmal (it probably happens in all companies) - not sure how they got past HR and managerial screening
- C-level executives and VPs lack ability to inspire and motivate employees - there is no passion here

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Work with other executives to ensure career development is taken seriously
- Provide clearer vision around career advancement and promotion opportunities
- CEO - please rally the troops

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    Under-Resourced in a Culture driven by Criticism and Distrust.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dolby

    Pros

    Industry niche and company name recognition. Director level and below filled with good people who have great ideas, passion, commitment, execution and incredible self-sacrifice.

    Cons

    Self-Interest of paternalistic executives/senior leadership, who have a dismissive, condescending attitude towards the employees. High turnover/churn - people are treated as very disposable. Serious lack of work-life balance due to heavy workloads and resource constraints. Lots of internal pressure for the "next great product", plus infrastructure growing pains, plus re-orgs, plus churn, plus paternalistic leadership, make for a highly political, critical, and distrusting culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people, environment in need of a jumpstart

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dolby

    Pros

    Dolby has great benefits and supportive teams. The people here re great and seem proud to work for this company.

    Cons

    There is a distinct lack of excitement, which is apparent since you'd expect a company that is well known for it's presence in the entertainment industry to be constantly engaging. Walk in the front door and there's nothing to indicate that we are an audio company.

    Approves of CEO
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