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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Employer in an Exciting Industry

    Nov 5, 2021 - Senior Manager, Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Dolby encourages employees to experiment and grow, which perfectly fits the DNA of this historic company. Fair salaries, good benefits, fun to be aligned with the entertainment business, nice people, 9/80 schedule is lovely. The company has particularly shone during the pandemic by taking care of employees in numerous ways.

    Cons

    Need to be mindful in the neighborhood, but excellent 24 security and safety measures.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    missing the 9/80 schedule

    May 3, 2022 - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    9/80 schedule is very flexible

    Cons

    No clear career path in company

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Dolby

    Apr 18, 2022 - Business Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    9/80 work week and good workers

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in company

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Legacy Company w/ growing pains

    Feb 9, 2022 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Off Fridays Flexible work schedule Great work life balance Smart people Amazing Technology Stable stock price

    Cons

    Leadership lacks innovation CEO seems more interested in constantly working numbers then truly elevating the brand and awareness Systems & policies need updating

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Technology, Inefficient processes

    Sep 13, 2021 - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    9/80 schedule, every other Friday off to re-energize Flexible Work schedule R&D and Eng teams creating great tech for entertainment Amazing facilities

    Cons

    Leadership is unable to create a mission statement paired with values. It's difficult to do your work without these. Political culture based on performative alyship. Even with the addition of new systems, there are too many manual processes. Inefficient roll out of new initiatives. Though they say they are collaborative, every department moves to the beat of their own drum.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    The Best of Old and New Tech Companies!

    Mar 29, 2021 - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Truly inclusive management respect and decision making. Opportunity galore to grow and learn. The universal 9/80 work schedule is a definite draw. The ESPP program is also a big perk.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive in many areas of the business, and vacation accrual is capped at 2 weeks per year, and must be accrued before expending, but can grow to an overall cap.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Excellent place to work

    Mar 31, 2021 - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting technology, long horizons, lots of smart people, plenty of good initiatives in play, decent benefits, good work life balance (in the US we get every 2nd Friday off).

    Cons

    Its not a typical product tech company. The business is all about delivering licensed technology into a complicated eco-system. And there are pros and cons to this.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Best company I’ve worked for

    Jun 20, 2021 - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People, fun industry, work life balance

    Cons

    Internal tools are not world class

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great workplace

    Aug 2, 2021 - Management 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People, technology, products and culture

    Cons

    Conservative, overly process oriented (too many red tapes), slow in decision making process

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee

    engineering company that doesn't recognize management as a function

    Jun 29, 2021 - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    fun perqs, friendly colleagues, lots of beautiful nerds

    Cons

    old boys network, poor management discipline, bad habit of reorging every 2 years at least, bad case of "we've always done it this way before"

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    2 people found this review helpful
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