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Helpful (3)

"Trying to figure it all out."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- 9/80 (every other Friday off)
- Great people to work with
- Awesome technologies and products
- Network with the best in the industry

Cons

- Lot of political issues for a small organization
- Changes seem to happen constantly
- Promotions rarely happen, they usually hire "experienced" professionals outside of the company and give them Director positions

Advice to Management

You have a wealth of knowledge and passionate individuals who want to make a difference internally, but you keep losing them because they are stuck in the same position doing the same thing for years. People try to break out and are reprimanded...Promote from within so you can keep your knowledge base and not have them go to competitors or your customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Dolby

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Unfocused, stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers
    9/80 schedule (every other Friday off)
    Decent salary & benefits

    Cons

    Unfocused vision
    Little room for advancement
    Lack of marketable innovation
    Senior management from outside the industry lack understanding of environment

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be something the company is not, and focus on being a solid ingredient technology. Instead of the high profile splashes at the Oscars, premiers, etc. put funds toward really building a large engineering team instead of one that is stretched too thin and across too many projects.


  2. "A medium-sized tech company with a legendary brand, world-class technology, yet a lot of sales and marketing challenges."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dolby full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely smart, dedicated, engineers, patience, emphasis on delivering products that matter. Excellent facilities, connected to all players in the filmed entertainment value chain.

    Cons

    Politics, history of consensus-driven decision-making, majority of shares still closely held. Possibly unable to re-establish relevance in industry as market evolves beyond their current IP packages.

    Advice to Management

    Take bigger risks. Consider a serious management purge.

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