Dolby

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Deadend

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Former Employee - Staff Programmer/Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Staff Programmer/Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

it was a nice place when I started

Cons

Shrinking budgets = low pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay your people more!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating.

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    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 (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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it once was, still better than most

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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 (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
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