Dolby

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good working enviroment

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Current Employee - Imaging Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Imaging Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Dolby full-time (less than a year)

Pros

one day off every two week

Cons

company is small, people have to multitask.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

take care of talented.

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Wonderful engineers/co-workers, but upper management is throwing darts w/ minimal strategy.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dolby full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    * The engineers that work there are wonderful, smart, talented, passionate, and driven.
    * Get every other Friday off.
    * Better paying than most companies (but at what cost?)
    * Very encouraging of a healthy working environment (debatably).

    Cons

    * The engineers are under-appreciated/not well known or well utilized by upper management.
    * There are 2-5 managers for every engineer, rather than the other way around.
    * Upper management continues to pinch pennies by stretching engineering resources as thinly as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Less managers, more engineers...!!!
    * Cut/merge as many projects as needed, but then re-resource the remainders with the surplus of engineers to better ensure that products released are as high quality as possible, as their current quality is giving the company and everyone in it a bad name/reputation.
    * Provide better advertising for the products that are intended for mass consumption--ie: Dolby Atmos. The few consumers out there who have actually heard of Atmos don't know what it does, much less know anything about how it might improve upon prior Dolby surround technology. Providing 3 short bullet points about its features in most ads would remedy this. People see through the magic trick these days--they crave better technology to make it magic again.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Very sad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off and benefits

    Cons

    This reflects only my experience in the Sales and Marketing organization - poor middle/upper management and poor choices in consultants and outside agencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe do an Undercover Boss to get a good look at what the company is up to at the ground level and start recognizing stellar employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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