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"Challenges as we grow"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Environment, projects, people, people, people

Cons

New management teams don't take time to consider past decisions and are very unaware of how and why they were made.

Advice to Management

Empowerment should be practiced, not preached and then discarded.

Other Employee Reviews for Dolby

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dolby is losing the technology battle..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work
    Funded 401k with matching
    Proud history

    Cons

    Every mention of the positive 9/80 work schedule reminds me of a municipal government job
    Outdated culture
    Operates more like a toll collector than an innovator
    Patents are virtually expiring
    Limited innovation

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Ray Dolby and son is to seriously replace current management, starting with the CEO.
    What is the share performance since the IPO????


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Cold company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life/work balance because of the 9/80 work week
    Competitive salary
    Located in SF
    Passionate employees in some departments
    Industry leader

    Cons

    Negative culture - people try to find blame
    Poor cooperatoin - worried about C.Y.A.
    Inconsistent bonus and raises
    Rare promotions (seem to hire outside the company)
    After working hard for almost 2 years on a painful ERP system, management rewarded the employees with a weak bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how important employee retention is to the company. Right now, we are staying because of the economic environment, but when the conditions improve, there will be an increase in turnover. The bonuses were a slap in the face after working almost 2 years on a painful project, which is made worse because we can see how much profits the company brought in. Have a heart and think outside the company's revenue goals.

    Management needs to lead, and stop trying to implement the latest concepts that another tech company is trying. Find a direction and identity for the company.

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