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San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Public (DLB)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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Talk about having a sound business model. Dolby Laboratories is the market leader in developing sound processing and noise reduction systems for use in professional and consumer audio and video equipment. Though it does make some of its own products, Dolby mostly licenses its ... Read more

Mission: Dolby Laboratories is home to hundreds of scientists and engineers dedicated to the study of human perception, the experience of artistic immersion, and the joy of creative invention. We pour our genius and imagination into technological breakthroughs that are transforming ... Read more

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    "Great Company, Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Dolby full-time

    Pros

    - Work life balance; having every other Friday off is an amazing perk! While an email might come through here or there, in my experience, you really get a 3-day weekend every other week!
    - The San Francisco office is bright, full of artwork, and offers free snacks and refreshments in kitchens throughout the building. It creates an engaging environment to work in. Also, there are screenings of new movies in the attached movie theater, which is a great experience!
    - The culture is hard-working and very collaborative; people here are willing to go out of their way to help.
    - Technology-wise, I have had no complaints and feel well set up to do my job.

    Cons

    - There can be a lot of meetings needed to move certain things forward. On the flip side, the processes feel thorough, and the right groups are usually involved in making decisions.

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Dolby Interviews

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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Dolby (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I was contacted by three different recruiters from possibly three different recruiting agencies for two totally separate positions. I had to ask all three recruiters to repeat themselves over and over again because they spoke too fast and mumbled. They did not listen, and asked me the same questions over and over again. Their emails were riddled in typos and confusing language. The two that were asking about the same position, seemed to only want to be one who got back to the hiring manager first. Even after I spoke to the hiring manager and told him that this job was not for me, the recruiter was very persistent and basically did not take my "no thank you" as an answer. It was all very strange.

    When I had the actual phone screening interview with the hiring manager at Dolby, it was awkward, but it was evident quickly that this position was not for me.

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Dolby Awards & Accolades

  • The CNBC RQ 50, CNBC, 2014
  • Film Technique - Silver, CLIO, 2014
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