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Very classy and professional
TECH DEVELOPMENT INTERN (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 28, 2017
Probably the best ever audio company to work for.
Excellent team, super smart people, great environment, 9/80 work schedule, amazing perks, excellent management. Great place to learn and improve.
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Great team
Video Producer (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 6, 2017
Overall, it was a pleasure working for Dolby Laboratories. The teams really worked well together. The communication between teams was great as well.
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Great Opportunity
Payroll Accountant/Analyst positions (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 19, 2017
A great opportunity to work and I hate it was just a contract position.
OT was always needed and I had the chance to learn from my supervisor. Great place to work.
Pros
LeARNING
Cons
DID NOT LIKE TO PAY FOR OT
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Team Building activities
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 13, 2016
Typical day:

Author Test Plan, Execute Test cases and file bugs in Jira
Interact with Developers
Align with the management and changing requirements
Time to market is critical

What you learned:
Communicate Priorities to team

Management:
Encourage Team building activities

Co-workers: Share knowledge

Hardest part: Subjective Viewing

Enjoyable: When major bugs are identified in the first week of testing
Pros
Fitness programs
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Traditional Laboratory
Director Strategic Partnerships TV Products (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 8, 2016
Dolby is a true Laboratory environment. I loved working here and would recommend it for the stability. Not the best place if you are looking for excitement or a fast career track.
Pros
Every other Friday Off
Cons
Have to pay for your own parking
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Productive Knowledge based work experience
Business Systems Analyst (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 18, 2016
Initiating and conducting business planning analyses in support of partnerships
Involved in Inception Phase and prepared vision statement and initial data models that contain Business Requirement Documents and supporting documents that contain the essential business elements and detailed definitions.
Working with clients to better understand their needs and present solutions using structured SDLC approach.
Gathered user and business requirements through open-ended discussions, brainstorming sessions and role-playing.Worked with various vendor groups to gauge the effectiveness of their solution
Analyzed data and created class diagrams and ER diagrams for designing databases.
Suggested web security using encryption and authentication technologies for reporting and complaint filing procedures.
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Learning atmospher
QA Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 5, 2016
Learn a lot about Selenium Webdriver and Java for Web UI Automation.
Co-workers extremely helpful. Enjoyable part of the job is learning new things everyday.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
None
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great experience
Internship (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAApril 17, 2016
Worked with imaging research group on High Dynamic Range "HDR" effect on various devices such as Xbox, Play Station, Apple TV, and Blu-ray players.
 Used Matlab to process captured images from playback devices to study visual effects on consumer TVs and Tablet devices.
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Great company; has changed a lot
Associate Contracts Manager (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 6, 2016
In my 16 years at Dolby, change was the only thing that was a constant. Definitely not the same company it was when I was hired but a great deal happened in that time. I will always have a love for Dolby; even though I was laid off, I cherished the 16 years I worked there.
Pros
Exciting, Nice People
Cons
Too demanding, no life/work balance
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Family environment
Planner/Buyer (Former Employee) –  Brisbane, caOctober 16, 2015
Very structured, corporate, goal oriented place to work. The type of place where you look forward to coming to work and most times don't mind staying late to help complete a task.
Pros
9-80 work schedule
Cons
changes in executive management brought tough challenges to overcome.
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Brilliant People, Fabulous Product
Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 15, 2015
Great company to work for. Amazing co-workers, supportive and fun culture, room for growth, and top quality products. Lots of innovative initiatives underway. Minimal communication from executive leadership.
Pros
9/80 schedule
Cons
Offices in "transitional neighborhood"
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Great place to work for.
Business Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  San FranciscoJuly 31, 2015
The company consist of a great and diverse work culture and great people to work with. The 9/80 schedule is a great thing to have.
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Dolby has great people, but misguided management
Marketing (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 28, 2015
Starting from an entry-level event planner to a trade show manager was quite a ride. There were great co-workers and managers were willing to provide insights to help with your professional development. But as the company grew, politics bogged down progress as more time as spent dealing with internal battles rather than focusing on customers and new opportunities.
Pros
Great people, off-Fridays every two weeks
Cons
Lack of direction from management, too many politics
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Stable work environment
Mechanical Engineering Intern (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 31, 2015
It wasn't the most exciting company to work for, but it paid well and has a relaxing work environment. Work with really bright people who are friendly.
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Great corporate culture with forward thinking personnel!
IT Procurement Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 25, 2015
Working with Dolby Laboratories has been memorable and rewarding.

The culture is wonderful and employees are encouraged to be innovators in everything they do.

Over all it's a great company!
Pros
Work culture and fellow employees
Cons
None
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A dependable old company
Mechanical Engineering Internship (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 13, 2015
People who work at Dolby are friendly. Management was flexible with my hours when I needed time off for finals. Not the most exciting company to work at, but it was a great first step and the pay was good.
Pros
Understanding management and the pay was good.
Cons
Not the most interesting of work atmosphere.
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fun and interesting place to work
Senior Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 9, 2015
Good company and interesting projects to work on, flex work schedule, interesting people and you can learn about some about the movie making industry.
Pros
free snacks, friendly groups
Cons
mgmt decisions are somtimes hard to get
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Work with Industry Leaders in Consumer Electronics
Manager, Dolby Headphone Production (Former Employee) –  Burbank, CAJanuary 2, 2015
Acted as a lesion between Dolby Laboratories and all Movie Studios to promote DOLBY HEADPHONE technology to the Airline Industry.
Dolby Headphone is a virtual Surround sound experience reproduced in standard stereo headphones.
Helped introduce Multi-channel Music to the World via seminars.

Management provided an environment for independent thinking and motivation.
Co-workers were excellent and supportive.

Extensive travel throughout the Country, and occasionally Internationally was sometimes difficult.

Public speaking and teaching Dolby technologies to Retail associates and consumers gave me great pleasure.
Pros
Meeting Music Professionals from around the world
Cons
Extensive travel
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Great Company to work for!
Facilities & Receptionist Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Francisco CaDecember 4, 2014
.Awesome perks. Free movies. Free parking. Great people and good office space. Management is on task and very supportive.
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Great Company to work for!
Facilities & Receptionist Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Francisco CANovember 7, 2014
Great company to work for. Every other Friday off. Once they went public it seemed the dollar became more important than the product.
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