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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
    Former Employee

    Great company !!!

    Feb 4, 2021 - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They do really care about their employees.

    Cons

    There are no Cons right now as it has been a positive experience thus far

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

    Too much agility recent times

    Apr 30, 2022 - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get alternate Friday OFF. Work pressure is relatively less

    Cons

    I believe not a strong leadership team. They keep changing structure. Frequent layoffs Career growth opportunities are less.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jan 6, 2021 - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Media, Content Creation, Video and Audio Technologies.

    Cons

    Mid sized corporation. Projects are sometimes do not make to the market.

    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    So-so

    Jan 27, 2021 - Senior Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work life balance is generally great.

    Cons

    On the higher level Dolby operates base on consensus - in other words nobody takes responsibility and risks. Too much politics in general

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work

    Feb 24, 2020 - Senior Staff Design Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really nice people to work with. Managers and team leads give good feedback. Every other Friday is off! Interesting projects throughout the company.

    Cons

    Upper management is a little too focused on keeping operational costs shaved to the bare minimum. This not necessarily a bad thing, but I think they push this concept a bit over the edge in the wrong direction.

    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Not a bad place, but limited growth opportunities

    Jun 24, 2010 - Senior Staff Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart co-workers, so you learn things from them every day. Dolby isa " behind the scenes" leader of many new technologies.

    Cons

    Management does not encourage technical advancement and management skills development. Decisions are always based on "consensus, " but the only consensus at the end of most meetings is to have more meetings. Few people are granted specific decision making authority.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    The place to be as a researcher or engineer

    Mar 7, 2014 - Senior Staff Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Work - Life Balance. Super cool Supervisor. Above avarage benefits.

    Cons

    Unstructured software development process. Anyone heard of SCUM?

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

    Good benefits

    Jul 10, 2017 - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Good benefits, flexible working time and 9/80 is one of the best. - Free movies.

    Cons

    - A lot of managers and politic.

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

    Deadend

    Sep 26, 2012 - Staff Programmer/Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    it was a nice place when I started

    Cons

    Shrinking budgets = low pay

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    R&D focused environment

    Jan 28, 2021 - Senior Staff Engineer in Sydney
    Recommend
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    Pros

    90% of people in Dolby Sydney office have a engineer/researcher background, including the managers. This creates a really R&D focused work environment where you can spend most of your time doing meaningful and cool things. Salary is not in the top tier, but work-life balance is outstanding.

    Cons

    Senior level decision making is quite conservative, resulting slow-paced R&D.

    1 person found this review helpful
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