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Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work at, great company culture and people (in 4 reviews)

  • Very interesting audio technology; best in the business (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely top-heavy organization with at least 2/3 of an already uninspiring management that is completely useless (in 7 reviews)

  • Bullies in upper management with no CE experience always looking for a scapegoat (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great audio company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DTS full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting audio technology; best in the business.
    You get to work with passionate team members.
    Great work environment.
    Competitive salary, with opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Vacation benefits could be better.


  2. "Senior Manager (SVP), Product Commercialization & Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DTS full-time

    Pros

    American company specializing in digital surround sound formats.

    Cons

    DTS was acquired by Tessera.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are super nice. Work atmosphere is very pleasant. Offices are nice with lots of space and light.

    Cons

    People tend to micro-manage themselves and each other into a state of paralysis for fear of making a mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the death grip. Mistakes can be learning opportunities. The sun will rise tomorrow, so don't sweat the small stuff.


  4. "World Class Products, Challenging Environment for Employees not in Senior most positions."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DTS full-time

    Pros

    Top notch products and technology

    Cons

    Company reorganizes every few months, pre and post acquisition.


  5. "Love working for DTS!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it seems"

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    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "HORRIBLE PLACE-FIND SOMETHING ELSE"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Bullies rise to the top"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    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.


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