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Updated November 10, 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. "Great Employee-Centric Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, employee-centric company, great corporate culture, excellent benefits, opportunities for professional career development and continuing education. A great place to join a progressive company for your career. Good employee communications portal and delivery of information.

    Cons

    In my tenure to date, none come to mind


  2. "DTS is a great employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Extremely employee focused with a strong emphasis on team work

    Cons

    Not any cons to mention

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. "Many Global Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DTS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's an exciting work environment as we touch just about every consumer-facing device around the world. Success and performance is rewarded, recognized and communicated to the rest of the employees on a regular basis. I've watched a lot of people move to the top of the organization in just a few years--pretty cool to watch. Lastly, this is a company that any employee can walk into the CEO's office and a have a conversation.

    Cons

    In some positions there is worldwide travel requirements so depending on if you like that or not, be prepared. Technology moves fast and we need to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    We have a lot of employee monthly events at HQ but I think it would be great if we do more off-site events like Beach Day, a Dodger Game, volunteering for local community events as a team, etc..


  4. "Great team and interview process!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office location, very friendly people, cool music vibe.

    Cons

    Ask me in 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Free snack in the vending machines wouldn't hurt.


  5. "DTS Is A Great Place to Work At"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Operation/Marketing Assistant in Arcadia, CA
    Current Employee - Operation/Marketing Assistant in Arcadia, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at, great company culture and people

    Cons

    Need to work on internal communication


  6. 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.


  7. "Prefer not to say at this time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Limerick, Co. Limerick (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Limerick, Co. Limerick (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting products. Generally good access to senior management which makes for a positive environment

    Cons

    Small company so some roles can be quite limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work,

  8. "Company in transition"

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

    I have been working at DTS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some very dedicated and passionate audio people. The company in general is supportive and fosters an environment suited to innovation

    Cons

    Some business management types that are focused on the short term and not about developing the vision of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are engaged and understand what your employees are doing


  9. "Overall, a pretty good place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DTS full-time

    Pros

    If you're lucky enough to be in a well-run department, you can find a mix of challenging work and camaraderie. Compensation and benefits are generally on par with the market, if not better-than-average.

    Cons

    Upper management has a tendency to focus on themselves and overlook lower level contributors.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Take the good with the bad"

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

    I have been working at DTS full-time

    Pros

    Terrific facilities, benefits and ideals. The company does reward for hard work. Vacation accrual and sick accrual are on par with other small-mid companies. Decent telecommute policy (left to individual managers). Most managers allow for sliding work hours as long as the work is getting done.

    Cons

    It is impossible to feel like you are contributing to the end goals of the company unless you are a Director or above. The company frequently rewards "favorites" that are fed up the chain by incompetent Directors and VPs and in which the "favorite" has rarely done nothing more than work a couple of late nights. This casts doubt on the work of truly deserving rewardees. Lower level employees typically feel left out. The HR dept is not in touch with most of the employees. Slow to no career growth unless you are one of the boys.

    Advice to Management

    Get off the second floor once in a while and take a look around!!


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