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Misguided management taking the company from bad to worse

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Manager
Current Employee - Marketing Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Dolby full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great technology, smart people, off-Fridays

Cons

No work life balance with management having no regard for weekends, vacation or Even sick leave. Negative, demotivating environment which appears to reward mediocrity and stifles creativity. Domineering self appointed CMO who does not have a clue about marketing and a woefully inexperienced leadership team who make one bad decision after another.

Advice to Management

Hire a credible CMO, invest in marketing and LISTEN to employees

Other Employee Reviews for Dolby

  1. Decent Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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