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"Seems nice on the surface"

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

I have been working at Dolby full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Every other Friday off; smart people; fun events;

Cons

Dolby is a small company that operates like a large company with all of its bureaucratic processes; over 30% of the employees are new within the past 3 years; while the company seems very employee centric, town halls, events, training etc there is something nasty beneath the surface; employees seem to disappear over night, there one day, gone the next, no warning, no communication. There are undercurrents of unhappiness in many employee groups. Jobs get "eliminated" on a whim. There are managers who are renouned for behaving badly to their employees including temper tantrums and out bursts, yet nothing is ever done. There may be some good employees but there are so many more excellent ones that have left or been pushed out ..mostly to much better jobs; All this might be tolerated if the company offered great salaries or bonuses but they pay on the low end and for tthe past few years, bonuses have been slim

Advice to Management

Dust out the cobwebs; Get rid of some of your VPs and managers and their cronyism

Other Employee Reviews for Dolby

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Deadend"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Programmer/Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Programmer/Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dolby full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    it was a nice place when I started

    Cons

    Shrinking budgets = low pay

    Advice to Management

    pay your people more!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Frustrating."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dolby (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some truly talented people here, and the technology is amazing. There's lots of cash in the bank, and passion around the industry we participate. Creating entertainment products and technologies is great.

    Cons

    Most of the internal promotion is the same inexperienced leadership that keeps trying the same things, expecting different results. Dolby is bleeding the talented employees that want to make a difference, but just can't get traction with the executives.

    Advice to Management

    replace the VPs that aren't meeting their goals, are alienating the good employees, and blame the market on their failures. Promote the people that actually get things done and have the big ideas.


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