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Audible Overview

Newark, NJ (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Amazon
1995
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
$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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    "Go from good to great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, NJ (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    > Very smart, experienced people
    > We care about customers a lot
    > Tech teams are the best in Amazon
    > Famous people show up at the Newark HQ a lot
    > Company parties and free food
    > Amazon stock is looking good

    Cons

    > Long hours
    > Can be very stressful
    > Very risk adverse senior management
    > Business people beat up on engineers and product a lot

    Advice to Management

    It is mostly good. A small group of mean MBA-type leaders ruin the morale and should go. Enforce the no a-holes policy. Treat people kindly and we will all succeed.

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Audible Photos

Audible photo of: Audible employees mentoring young developers
Audible photo of: Audible employees at The Future of Listening Hackathon
Audible photo of: Future of Listening Hackathon Grand Prize Winners
Audible photo of: Hacking away at our first external hackathon
Audible photo of: Future of Listening Hackathon
Audible photo of: Future of Listening Hackathon
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Audible Interviews

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    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

  • Audible's Women in Engineering hosts Girls Who Code at our Newark HQ.

    —30+ days ago
    Girls Who Code @ Audible

    At summer's end, our Tech department and Audible Women in Engineering had the wonderful opportunity to host two field trips for Girls Who Code at our Newark HQ. The two groups were from Prudential in Newark and Amazon in New York City.

  • Every CEO has their own mission and style when it comes to running a company. Check out Audible CEO, Don Katz's approach for elevating Audible from a product we love to a company we love to work for.

    —30+ days ago
    What type of CEO would you be?

    Our global research at Imperative has identified eight different types of CEOs. They are each driven by a different vision for how to make an impact

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