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Dolby Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • years) and new employees, a modern, fresh, work environment in San Francisco, 9/80 work schedule, ability to contribute to important initiatives (in 38 reviews)

  • The company has a true work/life balance, without sacrificing either (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Still top heavy and decision making could be faster (in 23 reviews)

  • Too many decision makers with contradictory agendas at upper management level (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Imaging Research Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Imaging Research Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dolby full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and great people.
    Amazing work environment.
    Cutting-edge technologies.

    Cons

    Base salary for certain roles is not competitive enough with respect to the industry.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Dolby Labs"

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

    Pros

    Good company to work. Lot of perks

    Cons

    Need passion to work for a project. else you will be in stake


  3. "9/80 Schedule is Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    9/80 schedule allows for every other friday off

    Cons

    culture is lacking, low energy


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Can't Beat It"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dolby full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Alternating Fridays Off
    -Free movies
    -Great Leadership Team
    -Flexible
    -Small company atmosphere with a large company brand

    Cons

    I can't think of a single one.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for fostering a creative and fun atmosphere. I appreciate that all suggestions are taken into consideration and I don't feel like a small cog in the Dolby machine. I feel like a valued asset.


  6. "Marketing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dolby full-time

    Pros

    Fascinating products, R&D is industry changing

    Cons

    Sr. Management disconnected to management and field needs

    Advice to Management

    Listen and don't overtake


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Life and work balance is great. Every other Friday is off. Interesting technologies you can have fun working on.

    Cons

    Dolby runs a healthy profitable business that is challenged by the changing the market. The un-open culture requires employees to be aware and careful of the management dynamic.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your management style


  8. "Good place for a high school part time job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dolby part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to put your foot in the workforce door

    Cons

    Work is based on booked events, only part-time employment and it is hard to move up in the company


  9. Helpful (2)

    "fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly, eager to help you, dont get bored easily, always on your feet doing something

    Cons

    long time waiting around during shows. You can't sit down


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be good but not anymore after the recent reorg"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in China, ME
    Current Employee - Manager in China, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, cinema business is fun and promising. Good place to work with an international team with exposure to different culture.

    Cons

    Very centralized and US focused, slow and political. Current org won't support a long term success particularly for employees outside of the States

    Advice to Management

    Be decisive and accountable


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dolby full-time

    Pros

    Great perks (employee gym, music room, roof decks, movie screenings)
    Talented team ( smart, creative and friendly people in a supportive environment)
    Amazing company working on exciting technology.

    Cons

    So far so good! Dolby is growing and I hope it can maintain and scale the culture that makes it such a special place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Dolby does a great job of listening to employee feedback and creating an environment where everyone can do their best work, keep it up!



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