Mission: To unleash the power of the spoken word.
I worked at Audible full-time (Less than a year)
Competitive compensation and benefits
Lots of talented people
Extra curricular opportunities (sports leagues, Amazon conferences, volunteering events, Friday happy hours, and more)
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.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Audible in February-2014.
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.
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.
Read about our founder/CEO's vision for our company & Newark's turnaround. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPhu
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