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"Engineer role"

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Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Dolby full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good technology, benefits are great.0, 9/80 work week is excellent

Cons

Administrative CEO and senior management has no vision - poor manager of people. Most of the engineering departments are under-resourced, stressed and hardly get to take advantage of the every other Friday off (or even weekends at times).

Advice to Management

Take care of talented and start recognizing stellar employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Dolby

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Do something smart: Fire the CEO!"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great 9/80 schedule
    Many talented colleagues

    Cons

    Mediocre executive team
    No vision
    See Dolby as a cash cow (which is probably what the Dolby family wants)
    Poor track records regarding acquisitions
    Patent portfolio expiring soon
    Expensive and completely inefficient move to SAP

    Advice to Management

    Everything starts from the CEO. This one is weak, has no vision and no charisma. The quarterly employee meetings are pathetic. Many employees no longer want to attend these meetings: It's total waste of time.
    There is no vision. There are a lot of plans and ideas. It's the "menu du jour" with new directions every quarter, then nothing…

    This CEO should go and be replaced with someone who understands the new economy and how consumer electronics is shifting toward the internet of things. The current CEO is still trying to understand how Windows works. it's that bad!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "No sense of design and no leadership in marketing."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off, great benefits, excellent bonus structure.
    Excellent Legal, Sales, and Engineering teams.

    Cons

    Creative and Marketing are a joke.
    dolby.com.
    No CMO = nobody managing inexperienced VPs.
    Tradeshows = marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a real CMO who can easily identify the weak links. Listen to the actual experts at the rank-and-file level. Stop listening to consultants and VPs (who likely don't deserve to be in those roles, but played politics and embellished their resumes instead).
    My ratings are focused on Marketing (not Sales, Legal, or Engineering)

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