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Dolby Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Company seems to truly value employee work/life balance (for all employees - not just interns) (in 34 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule is the best perk in the company (in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes the decision making at the very top leaves you scratching your head (in 19 reviews)

  • Too many decision makers with contradictory agendas at upper management level (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Truly an awesome company with a great culture."

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

    Pros

    I just completed a 1+ year contract at Dolby and enjoyed it very much. There are some smart people at the top and the company has a great business model. The innovation never stops and the Dolby brand speaks for itself. But what really makes the company shine is the way they value their employees and their contributions.

    The company has a true work/life balance, without sacrificing either. In the time I spent there, I witnessed promotions from within, and a culture that encourages lateral mobility. Great people work here.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind. No company is perfect, but there are none worth mentioning.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Employer Brand Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great stress-free work environment, the staff is great and always friendly, and several opportunities are open to you if you take them.

    Cons

    There are no cons that come to mind.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Poised For Lift-Off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and creative people!
    Great reputation in the audio world.
    A San Francisco main-stay with all of the attributes that cause it to fit in well.

    Cons

    Current location is still scary. Give it ten years of gentrification and that should change.
    Experiencing all of the usual issues related to with a fast-growing business concern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it.
    Promote from within.
    Remember that age brings wisdom and embrace the wise among your ranks.
    Keep an eye out for young talent and grow it.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Production Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Dolby (More than a year)

    Pros

    Licensing and technology. Some new electronic products

    Cons

    Too corporate, leading to many disconects


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented people
    Opportunity to work on great technologies and products
    Great work-life balance, 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Old school feel
    Slow to react/could be more customer focussed
    Small teams, harder to grow


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Passionate Colleagues
    Working in SF
    9/80 work schedule is awesome

    Cons

    Market outreach can be better
    Processes can adapt better
    Better pay would be nice


  7. Helpful (2)

    "product marketing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dolby full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    every other Friday off. generous pay & benefits. committed people many with very long history at the company. Profitable so when an important initiative needs money, it's available.

    Cons

    can be slow to move. could be more customer centric.

    Advice to Management

    I think company got better over time. I think the challenge is to identify true value add for customers and look less like a tax authority.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Too stable"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dolby full-time

    Pros

    Good for job security and work-live balance. Lots of paid day-offs.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit boring with long term project. Too many groups doing similar stuffs.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Dolby Vision Team"

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

    Pros

    Fun team to work with. Love the 9/80 work Schedule.

    Cons

    A small office, not as great as the San Francisco office.

    Advice to Management

    Make the sunnyvale branch similar to the San Francisco branch.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at Dolby full-time

    Pros

    -Some of the best, smartest people I've ever worked with.
    -By and large management is very supportive
    -The projects are exciting, and are on the cutting edge of current technology

    Cons

    -Takes forever to do anything
    -Sometimes the decision making at the very top leaves you scratching your head


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