Dolby Employee Reviews about "9 80 schedule"

Updated Dec 17, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cannot Recommend Enough"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dolby for more than a year

    Pros

    - great rate and benefits for interns - great teams to work with - collaborative work efforts across levels. Interns get a lot of great experience - 9/80 work schedule allows for off-Friday every other week

    Cons

    - sometimes hard to grow and develop new strategies

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dolby full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    9/80 schedule is the best perk. Team gels well together and is open to discussions and suggestions (heard that this is not the case in all teams though)

    Cons

    Compensation is not the best but if you find relevant work it is very rewarding. Decisions to go a particular route in research is a little slow.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great reputable company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dolby full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The 9/80 schedule is the best benefit, the building is awesome

    Cons

    Slower than most tech companies, however they are constantly trying to change

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Solid place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Intern - Design in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dolby

    Pros

    - Gets treated like an adult, even if you're an intern. - Everyone is encouraged to contribute ideas and can comfortably disagree. - Exciting projects and partnerships within the industry. - 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Decision making could be faster

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Former Dolby Employee"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dolby full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Good environment. 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off is great.

    Cons

    Most work very hard, but there are some people have been there a very long time and are very comfortable putting in minimal effort.

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Typical corporate bullsh*t"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Various in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dolby full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    9/80 Work Schedule On-site fitness center

    Cons

    Micromanagement is rampant. Work culture can be particularly toxic in certain departments. Company policies (particularly those surrounding telecommuting) are horribly antiquated. Pettiness and politics abound.

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  7. "0 star review not possible, hence the single star review"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dolby full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good gym, 9/80 - Alternate Friday off

    Cons

    Horrible middle management, horrible higher management, crummy sales and licensing team, horrible interfacing with Asian teams, busy San Francisco environment.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dolby for less than a year

    Pros

    9/80 work, nice people, free snacks.

    Cons

    teams are siloes and not connected

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Absolute disaster of a company. Avoid!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dolby full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    9/80 work week. Nice office. Slow paced and most don’t show up to work. WFH AKA not working today. Good brand.

    Cons

    Soul crunching. Absolutely ineffective at developing quality software. Everything is farmed out. The core tech has known bugs. No one cares about quality. Over run by lifers. Management is secretive, dishonest and poor planners. Constant reorganization and firing. They are incentivized to prolong problems and purposely hinder the success to prolong projects for mutual leadership job security. A shell of a company with a good brand.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Overall nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    . Nice work/life balance. As others have said, 9/80 is great schedule . Great consumer facing technology . Bright, insightful colleagues. Some are really tough leaders in their fields . Decent amount of training and learning, if you know where to look for

    Cons

    . Sometimes too policial . Org structure not optimized for performance. Looks more like people choices drive the org, not the other way around

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