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Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "Love working for DTS!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DTS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work with a great team. (Makes all the difference!)
    Flex schedule. Some departments allow a flexible start and end time.
    Occasionally permitted to work remotely from home. (Dependent on department manager)
    Great cross-team collaboration.
    Recent acquisition by Tessera is very promising!

    Cons

    Our competitors offer better benefits.

    Advice to Management

    In order to attract and retain top talent, get creative in finding new types of benefits for employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "DTS before & after the acquisition"

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

    I have been working at DTS full-time

    Pros

    If you like audio and technology, this was the place to be: passion, talent, cool technology space and great brand

    Cons

    With Tessera acquiring DTS, focus is changing and future is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck...


  3. "Not what it seems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DTS full-time

    Pros

    co-workers are great, smart group of people that work extremely hard

    Cons

    management is horrible. HR is blind to how managers treat their employess or don't care. And worse with acquisiton. Acquisition ='s lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    the wrong folks were laid off


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  5. "HORRIBLE PLACE-FIND SOMETHING ELSE"

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

    I worked at DTS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the non management staff is nice and experienced and the recruiters/HR tries really hard both here and on LinkedIn as a great place to work in there postings but don't listen!

    Cons

    Bullies in upper management with no CE experience always looking for a scapegoat. I left after a few months of a horrific work experience and even reached out to the VP who was just as bad. Listen Just don't work here they attract talent with huh pay and then will look to fire you! Just take my advice this is not a good place.

    Advice to Management

    LEAVE. I honestly hope after the purchase that everyone in upper management is replaced. You have all disruptive many workers lives and home situations and you should be ashamed.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Bullies rise to the top"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DTS full-time

    Pros

    Most people are really nice, work hard, and are very smart. Compensation and benefits are good. HR is working to improve the culture at the company.

    Cons

    The company is run by bullies, who frequently scapegoat underlings with no valid reason so that they can maintain their position and not look bad. Lots of yelling in meetings, very little listening. Many egos just trying to gain power holds. HR runs fantastic programs to improve the culture that are largely ignored by those in positions of power. Very top-heavy organization with little structure to advance within. There have been three re-orgs in the last year and a half, no time is given for a new org structure to find its footing before it is changed again in either a desperate attempt to improve performance or in a power struggle. No career paths are mapped out, little mentoring is given.

    Advice to Management

    Top management needs to change either literally by being replaced or by adapting to a less dysfunctional and more inclusive and collaborative methodology. Get out of the ivory tower and


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DTS full-time

    Pros

    Not Corporate America environment. Busy office and nice people to work with. Location is close to shopping, freeways and most other conveniences.I

    Cons

    If you like working for a big company this is not the place for you. If you like working for a smaller company where you don't get lost in the masses, this would be a good fit.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at DTS (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very intersting company with a long history

    Cons

    To many latofff over the years.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours were stable and you could plan on leaving at the same time.

    Cons

    The company has a lack of vision, and a very structured and inflexible process to get anything finished. All decisions flow from the executive council and they don't empower their leader to make decisions which leads to slow reactions to market pressures. As long as they keep buying growing companies, and keep a strong balance sheet nothing will change and it will continue to be an uninspired company and work place.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DTS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free coffee and plenty of tap water. A/C working most of the time since it's 120 out 9 months a year.

    Cons

    Extremely top-heavy organization with at least 2/3 of an already uninspiring management that is completely useless.
    Random layoffs of lower-level engineers seem to be the norm.
    Low-end benefits with high co-pays.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "lots of very smart people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DTS full-time

    Pros

    lots of very smart people in all areas in the company. very fast paced and never boring. you can learn a lot if you make the effort. people are very passionate about what they do

    Cons

    senior management is fairly isolated. rarely see them out and about and interacting with the rank and file except at large gatherings. can be very meeting centric and siloed.

    Advice to Management

    spend more time walking around the building and asking questions. make better use of some of the talent you have. fix and throw out some of the processes to make things more efficient



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