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Audible Overview

www.audible.com
Newark, NJ (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Amazon
1995
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior ... Read more

Mission: To unleash the power of the spoken word.

Audible Reviews

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Audible Chairman and CEO Donald R. Katz
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, NJ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Audible full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits
    Lots of talented people
    Extra curricular opportunities (sports leagues, Amazon conferences, volunteering events, Friday happy hours, and more)

    Cons

    It’s hard to develop new things in big organizations. Bureaucratic hierarchies moves slowly, and entrenched interests shy away from risk. In the most dysfunctional organizations, signaling that work is being done becomes a better strategy for career advancement than actually doing work (if this describes your company, you should quit now). These are not my words, but words from a famous Silicon Valley investor and it perfectly sums up what’s mostly wrong at Audible.

    The tech stack is archaic Java/JSP
    If you don’t have seniority, your ideas don’t matter
    Everything moves slow. Like REEEEAAALLLL slow.
    Interaction with different teams is painful
    Code reviews are a pain. Everyone is scared to push code. So, code reviews for a single file and a few line changes can take weeks.

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Audible Interviews

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    Product Manager Interview

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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Audible in February-2014.

    Interview

    I applied online for a Product Manager position with Audible. Within about 2 weeks I was contacted for a phone interview, which took a little over a week to set-up. The interview was with a product manager who worked with both Kindle and Audible. She had worked at Amazon in the past. I was not asked back for a second interview and my thank you emails did not receive a response/acknowledgement. All in all a good experience but I could have prepared more with regards to specific metrics for success.

    Interview Questions

    • I found that wasn't quite prepared for the specificity desired in terms of metrics for success. I had many qualitative examples of success/improvements in my past work but these were not sufficient. Because Amazon had been a past client, she had a number of questions related to my experience working with them which I found difficult to answer.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Check out this list of books by and about the world's most inspiring women, with an inspiring intro by Audible's Christina Harcar, who leads our who leads our peer-mentoring group Women@Audible.

    List: This Is What A (Doctor, Scientist, Athlete, Mother, etc.) Looks Like | Audible Range

    As the daughter of a single working mom (teacher, corporate business woman) who was the daughter of a single working mom (seamstress, waitress, factory worker), I feel lucky each Women's History Month and IWD because I chose my job and my career.

  • Read about our founder/CEO's vision for our company & Newark's turnaround. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPhu

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