Dolby Senior Manager Reviews

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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. 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
  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    a comfortable place to work

    May 24, 2021 - Senior Manager Corporate Accounting in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    it has 9/80 work schedule so you get every other Friday off

    Cons

    not enough excitements. Not enough accountability.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Lack of direction, lots of politics, totally disorganized

    Jan 11, 2021 - Senior Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits; every other Friday off.

    Cons

    No clear direction. Lot's of territorial politics at the c-suite. Totally disorganized. Marketing is a mess and unable to support the business.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Company Culture

    Oct 27, 2020 - Senior Manager, Program Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent focus on employee wellbeing

    Cons

    None that need to be highlighted

    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company to work for

    Nov 16, 2020 - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Invest in technology and people. Work like balance

    Cons

    Slow in moving and taking decisions

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Former Dolby Employee

    Jun 8, 2020 - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    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.

    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people, but confused leadership focus

    Sep 26, 2019 - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice people, flexible 8/80 work schedule, great products from a legacy brand

    Cons

    Multiple marketing restructures in past several years, with focus on becoming DTC and developing the in-house marketing capabilities taking a back-burner under new management. Operated entire year without clear marketing plans or strategy under new CMO.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Seems nice on the surface

    Nov 24, 2012 - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Every other Friday off; smart people; fun events;

    Cons

    Dolby is a small company that operates like a large company with all of its bureaucratic processes; over 30% of the employees are new within the past 3 years; while the company seems very employee centric, town halls, events, training etc there is something nasty beneath the surface; employees seem to disappear over night, there one day, gone the next, no warning, no communication. There are undercurrents of unhappiness in many employee groups. Jobs get "eliminated" on a whim. There are managers who are renouned for behaving badly to their employees including temper tantrums and out bursts, yet nothing is ever done. There may be some good employees but there are so many more excellent ones that have left or been pushed out ..mostly to much better jobs; All this might be tolerated if the company offered great salaries or bonuses but they pay on the low end and for tthe past few years, bonuses have been slim

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Fat, Slow and Happy

    Jun 17, 2008 - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Stock performance is good. Business model is very solid. Innovation is encouraged.

    Cons

    Consensus driven culture. Lack of competition drives a complacent pace of business with slow decision making.

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    5 people found this review helpful
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