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Engineer role

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Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Dolby full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good technology, benefits are great.0, 9/80 work week is excellent

Cons

Administrative CEO and senior management has no vision - poor manager of people. Most of the engineering departments are under-resourced, stressed and hardly get to take advantage of the every other Friday off (or even weekends at times).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of talented and start recognizing stellar employees.

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Disapproves of CEO
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    Sadly diminishing formerly stellar brand, clueless management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dolby full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazingly smart, nice people with only a few standout exceptions, product development, some excellent products, good benefits, old-school, pre-public employees and culture were amazing, and some of that still lingers.

    Cons

    Most of the highest managers do not know anything about the businesses Dolby serves and focus on stock prices and tax-collecting licensing fees. Goals, and, hence roles, are ever-changing (as often as daily.) Management and staff lacking industry experience and knowledge. Quarterly-results focus at expense of running a successful business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set attainable, concrete goals. Care about the customer, not Wall Street. Hire talent that understands the markets served. Respond to clients as Ray would have done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    This company has lost its way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dolby full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    980 Friday's
    Engineers treated very well -we're very much a family - honored to work with so many talented people

    Cons

    Administrative CEO - no vision - poor manager of people
    Marketing just baffles me. Why can't you fix the dysfunction?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management has no vision.
    Engineers work hard but given little direction.
    Ray Dolby would be very disappointed - quite sad what they have done to his company.
    CFO makes discriminatory comments about minorities (yes, people can hear you behind closed doors and they tell others).
    Nice job on new building!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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