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Updated Apr 27, 2021

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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
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing products, Great but old school culture

    Dec 16, 2019 - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Respected company within the industry - Reasonable accessibility to executives - Dolby is prioritizing positive work culture and growing changes.

    Cons

    - 5 years ago, Dolby did not have any employees that were not mid-level. Dolby is learning how to compensate early career employees as they graduate out of entry level - Slow decision making - Old school culture. Not always a con, but sometimes is frustrating when surrounded by fast-moving, progressive companies

    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Intern

    Dolby Company Review

    Apr 27, 2021 - Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    high pay, smart people, cool technology

    Cons

    old school, slow paced, not diverse

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Dolby

    Dec 29, 2020 - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits, every other friday off

    Cons

    Old school, slow moving org, and low commission structure for sales reps.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Comfortable place to work, but old school

    Oct 5, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Dolby has an eclectic employee base, which means anyone can find their place here. Every other Friday off is an insanely nice job perk (U.S. employees only though). Pay is top notch for the industry.

    Cons

    Lots of issues with transparency and proactive thinking. Dolby is a pretty old school place to work. Health benefits aren't great. Company tends to re-org and/or do a layoff every 2 years or so, and little ever changes.

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

    Good for audio enthusiast, very bad for all others

    Apr 10, 2020 - VP, Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you are passionate about audio and don't mind 1990 culture + methods: great

    Cons

    For all others it is a destructive, highly political, unpleasant, and old-school place

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good place to have a stable and comfortable career

    Oct 24, 2019 - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly work environment, most product lines are stable, every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Can be old-school and slow, very long time to implement change. Some groups seem to be having layoffs annually.

    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    You can do better, especially for tech!

    May 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The salary and benefits. New SF office is great. Cheap lunches.

    Cons

    Outdated systems, old school co-workers, lack of innovation, constant restructuring, unorganized, tries to have a culture but still very tech-bro, lack of diversity. Did I mention all of the tech bros or rejects from other tech companies?

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    12 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Sad Place for a female leader

    Mar 30, 2018 - Lead Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    9/80 which is great when you have kids.

    Cons

    Extremely slow decision making process. Dolby still depends on old school methodologies and software development process. Upper management is obsessed old school technology and have no idea what's happening in the industry. The research is primarily composed of people who have been here for 20+ years and have no idea what's going on in the industry.

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    15 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Work Experience

    Oct 13, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Dolby is old, however it is a tech company, and has been actively adapting to emulate the tech work culture. The products are incredibly inovative and cool, and this makes the work you do in your job more exciting. Dolby definitely has the google quality of once you work there, you really believe in the products. Dolby is truly leading the way in entertainment experience technology, and as an employee, you are always exposed to incredibly cool product and entertainment experience demos.

    Cons

    While Dolby is an older company, they are tying to adapt to the contemporary tech culture. As a result, there remain some conservative old school corporate norms embedded in the company, beneath the modern tech surface. There seems to be a little bit of a ladder climbing attitude amongst some employees, for the most part though everyone is incredibly laid back friendly, and supportive.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work

    Sep 10, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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

    2 people found this review helpful
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