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Updated Sep 24, 2022

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Found 515 of over 618 reviews

4.2
85%
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85%
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Dolby President and CEO Kevin J. Yeaman
Kevin J. Yeaman
305 Ratings

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Pros
  • "People are great and hardworking(in 79 reviews)
  • "Good benefits designed towards long(in 46 reviews)
  • "I enjoy having a great work life balance and not spending all my waking hours working!(in 40 reviews)
  • "Great culture(in 18 reviews)
  • "Market Leader supplying to a lot of leading companies in the industry, innovative company with good pay.(in 16 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good company

    Sep 20, 2022 - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good WLB Good team to work with

    Cons

    N/A, not that I can think of

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Sep 15, 2022 - Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. I love the company culture.

    Cons

    They will not renew your contract.

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Staff Software Engineer

    Sep 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, freedom to work at own pace, 9/80 work schedule.

    Cons

    - Lately seems to be run by accountants. - Does not pays at par with other companies in space - Political - Code quality is subpar

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    I wouldn't recommend Dolby at this time

    Sep 21, 2022 - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Every other Friday off Contribute to an exciting industry and technology

    Cons

    Leadership is really poor Company culture is lackluster Commitment to diversity is lagging General lack of focus and project management

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Not bad, not great.

    Sep 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The technology and what Dolby is making is super interesting and innovative. The office is cool, with perks like a full cinema and city views. The 9/80 schedule is unbeatable.

    Cons

    Management is the worst issue here. If you have a bad manager or department head, then your life will be much harder. Management lacks leaderships skills and could do more to make their employees feel valued and heard.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    I mean it's alright

    Sep 20, 2022 - Compliance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice people - Encourage you to learn

    Cons

    - Entirely represented by your manager - hard to get promoted - non competitive salary - Upper management can be bullies at time

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Company. Innovative technology

    Aug 10, 2022 - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company. Innovative technology. awesome peers

    Cons

    low paying for particular skillset

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Excellent place to work that cares about employees

    Aug 17, 2022 - Staff Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    9/80 schedule means every other Friday off. This was excellent for worklife balance. Enjoyed working with smart and dedicated engineers.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Overall the company is well run.

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Nice place to work

    Jul 28, 2022 - Contracts Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun subject area, small enough to know a lot of the coworkers, people are positive and kind, nice interior office, and awesome product.

    Cons

    HQ location is in an uninspiring section of SF. Sometimes operationally ineffective due to disorganization or empty roles that are not backfilled.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Intern

    Jul 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I don’t think there are any!

    1 person found this review helpful
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Dolby Reviews FAQs

Dolby has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 618 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Dolby to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Dolby employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Dolby. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

85% of Dolby employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Dolby 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Dolby to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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