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Helpful (2)

"Great company to work for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Interesting place to work - good variety
Clever people
Still fairly small

Cons

Not so much of a family atmosphere since it floated, but understandable
It struggles with being a large enterprise, so new staff and new VPs act like we're a 20,000 person organization instead of 1,800.

Advice to Management

Still need more work to move us from a private to a public company. That's never happened so our processes/management structure suffers for it.

Other Employee Reviews for Dolby

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Once groundbreaking company treading water"

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, expense coverage for company-supported efforts, passionate employees, relatively convenient location, open to increasing and supporting employee education, well respected technical legacy,

    Cons

    Lack of direction and focus from current leadership, inability to bring to fruition goals and inspire necessary action to achieve them. Words to increase productivity ring hollow when leadership is so lacking in bringing about next level of technical innovation to market. More interest in maintaining current status quo than making the hard decision to change leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your legacy - innovation starts in house. Support your knowledge base and acquire companies only if necessary. Stop hiding behind past laurels.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "World Class Brand struggling to go from Mom and Pop shop into the Big Leagues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Every other Fridays off
    World Class Brand in Entertainment
    Some really great people
    Some very innovative thinkers and exceptionally smart people
    Idea Quest where employees get to showcase their innovative talent

    Cons

    Collaborative decision making - slows the process down.
    Ultraconservative and need to take more business risks.
    Listens to unqualified consultants vs qualified employees.
    The "that's not how we do it at Dolby" mentality. it's a new day and time for change.
    To much internal politics for such a small company
    How do people get hired as a Sr this or that? The Sr title needs to be earned unless they are truly exceptional.

    Advice to Management

    When you hire qualified employees listen to them and let them lead. If they fail manage them out and hire new more qualified employees or reassign them to another department which is more inline with their strengths. You hired them for a reason !!! Don't listen to consultants. Stop hiring consultants. They only tell you what you want to hear. You are killing your corporate culture.


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