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Good company to work for
Sr. Marketing Program & Ops Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 18, 2018
Very welcoming culture - was able to fit in with cross-team members in a short time. Interesting work - exposure to new products and technologies I am interested in.
Pros
Great building, facilities, people
Cons
Location in rough part of town
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Great place to work
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 22, 2018
Dolby was a great place to work- plenty of interesting work, benefits and flexible time. Some of the old timers are a little lax but for the most part I found most employees were happy to do their job and help out in new situations.
Pros
Great flexibility, great benefits, good co-workers, and get to watch new movies!
Cons
Changing times make for some ambiguous situations
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Great at what they do
Compliance Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 6, 2018
High level company that is intense. It is a very serious company compared to other companies. Management keeps everything tight knit and under wraps. Everyone is really smart.
Pros
Intense work environment with passionate people.
Cons
Not many free perks
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5.0
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Good place Ever worked
Staff Optical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMay 16, 2018
Good for R&D. Very friendly. Very encouraging enovation . Enough equipment in the lab. Every other Friday off. Mangment offently upgrade to refresh. Good pay!
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5.0
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Professional, talent-rich company with great work environment
Sr. Marketing Program & Ops Specialist (contract) (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 12, 2018
Professional, talent-rich company with great work environment. Supportive, cross-functional efforts help drive high-effort projects forward. Highly supportive management .
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5.0
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Productive and interesting people and work
Director of Sales and Marketing (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 19, 2018
Good company looking to solve interesting problems focused on media distribution and experiences. Good benefits and culture respective of the individual.
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5.0
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Fun place with good atmosphere
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJanuary 31, 2018
It was fun to work here. Interesting projects and determined workers. Good mix of intensity and relaxation. Food inside facility and overall fun internship.
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work life balance is good. Not much opportunity to advance.
Engineering Leader (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 10, 2018
The culture is welcoming and warm
The demands for performance are high
The business is very competitive with little room for error
The company has resources to invest in a rare space
Pros
every other friday off
Cons
no room for advancement
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Stressful environment
Project Management Intern (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 8, 2018
The pay is well-below market rate for some positions. Management tends to be exclusive, so open communication is difficult, and the benefits aren't very good.
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Good work balance but poor management
Data Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 7, 2018
Dolby is an amazing company to work for. Perfect work-balance. Since Dolby has been around for a while, management style is old fashioned i.e. no open to new ideas. This is not true for every team but only for some of them.
Cons
Poor Managment
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4.0
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Generally good work environemnt
Director (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 26, 2017
The work I did was interesting and complex. I was fortunate to work with a great team of people for several years. There was also much room to exercise creativity.
Pros
Gym
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Dolby Labs
Senior Director of Patent Operations (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 6, 2017
Dolby was full of diverse personalities and very intelligent people. I enjoyed working with the business people to further their patent and intellectual property goals.
Pros
Every other Friday off
Cons
Small cubicle offices
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5.0
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Very professional and extremely efficient company
QA Intern (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 24, 2017
During my time at Dolby I became acquainted with a wide variety of professional engineers and coders and learned aspects of the very complex and specific science of image research and algorithms. I got an idea of how professionals work together, the work ethic, typical company practices, and security of certain information as well as an understanding of the industry which controls the video quality of nearly every type of media.
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3.0
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Good company, bad division
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAOctober 27, 2017
Dolby is an excellent company, but the Communication Business Unit was not well managed. The division was not profitable. The GM did not have enough experience to run it well.
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4.0
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High work standard and diligent people
Business Development Manager, Video (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 25, 2017
It is very pleasant to work with coworkers who are technically savvy and diligent, and achieve results, and yet are kind enough to support each other.
Pros
good benefits, off Fridays every two weeks
Cons
not very techy any more, no free meals
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Poor management, No room for promotions
Director (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 12, 2017
Plagued by indecisive management and no room for promotions. Layoffs are common! Little coordination among business units and objectives. Senior management is myopic.
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Good work life balance
Principal Business Systems Analyst (Full Time) (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 11, 2017
Good work life balance.Not much career advancement.Overall a good experience.Management is trying to grow the company but not sure how successful they will be. I wish Dolby best of luck.
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balanced but depends on the team
Staff Test Engineer/Technical Delivery Manager (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CASeptember 28, 2017
just do your job,
management heavy,
good for non-Asians in Management ,
good for researchers,
you need to play some politics ,
the main perk I enjoyed was the alternate Fridays Off
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4.0
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Great work cultural
Director of Finance, ATG and Communication Group (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 10, 2017
Great work life balance, Very good culture. People are very supportive and nice to each other.

Interesting and fun industry.
Management is trying hard to diversify new revenue stream.

Growth might not be as fast as other tech companies.
Pros
Good work life balance, great culture
Cons
Growth is limited
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5.0
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Fun Laid Back Workplace
Software QA Engineer, Image Tech QA (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 31, 2017
Dolby Laboratories is a fun laid back workplace. The work is definitely deadline oriented, but, the well shared workload helps have good work-life balance. Alternate Fridays are OFF :-D
Pros
Good Work Life Balance, Alternate Fridays Off
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