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"Dolby is living off it's past glory and is out of touch with current market realities"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Reputable brand
Talented employees
Exciting industry (although Dolby is missing out on the big opportunities)
9/80 work week
San Francisco

Cons

Utterly clueless exec. management team, several of whom lack the qualifications, training and experience required of their roles.
Decision making is glacially slow...by the time a decision has been reached, the market opportunity has been lost (Dolby's indecisiveness=Competitors gain)
Talent is severely underutilized...employees brought in for their past achievements & great/creative ideas and then left to "die on the vine" once they're in their job.

Advice to Management

The CEO (and EVP Sales/Mktg) need to be replaced with experienced & talented leaders. Both have been placed in roles that are incompatible with their skill set and experience, as evidenced in Dolby's declining market share, consumer confidence and employee dissatisfaction.

Other Employee Reviews for Dolby

  1. "Depends on your dept"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -compensation was competitive
    -PTO accumulation fair

    Cons

    -company tends to hire from outside than promote within
    -upper mgmt typically seemed to hide when people "left the company"
    -need more FTEs for workload, esp in Finance

    Advice to Management

    -managers, have better communication with your staff
    -encourage work/life balance
    -create more FTEs
    -encourage training


  2. "An interesting place to work in the midst of business transition with little change management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary
    Competitive benefits
    Interesting business with high margins
    Work life balance
    Professional improvement encouraged
    Strong history of innovation
    Growth orientation

    Cons

    Business in silos
    Lack of forward drive
    Lack of accountability
    Managers without training
    Long tenure of employees limits 'world view'
    No change management in business process changes
    Lots of work completed without final decision or implementation
    Gap between leadership stance and actions

    Advice to Management

    Lead or get out of the way

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