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"Products and technologies dominate; Marketing still catching up"

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Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
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Pros

The vision is consistently grand -- revolutionize entertainment technology again and again. Very smart people in nearly all functions and levels.

Cons

The mission is so broad it is difficult to focus. Acquisitions and size (1200+) make it more difficult to stand out as an individual.

Advice to Management

Assign dedicated engineering resources on market segments so that individuals develop a personal alignment with customers in their respective markets.

Other Employee Reviews for Dolby

  1. Helpful (3)

    "5 CIOs in 5 years tells ya something"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. The rest of the buisness is doing a great job. The IT shop hasn't gotten on board.

    Cons

    5 CIOs in 5 years makes for an IT organization with no direction. Those flying under the radar can make life challenging for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Become more like the rest of the business. Celebrate success, work hard and have fun. Work hard and work hard and outsource is not such a good combo.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Marketing & Sales leadership has ADD."

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, respectful working environment, respected brand, great industry connections, strong history, strong research and engineering teams, proven ability to solve ecosystem challenges, stock option program

    Cons

    Revolving door in marketing and sales leadership, lack of focus in executing new products, mixed record on integrating acquistions, annual review process has become highly political - a popularity contest, poor work-life balance, the "new" Dolby has less respect for the individual

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to do so much. Select solutions to a few significant industry problems and properly resource them. Focus on bulding Marketing and Sales leadership, and stop "change for change sake".

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