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Audible Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Audible CEO Donald R. Katz
Donald R. Katz
194 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supply free lunch - saves you a lot of money(in 66 reviews)

  • "Great culture, Great people, Free food, Interesting work(in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company with a passionate fan base. Fair pay. Solid benefits. Product that has a positive influence in society.

    Cons

    Nothing worth posting. I am grateful for the experience.

    Audible2019-06-14
  2. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Backend Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perks Parking PTO Location Amazon brand value adds up to the company

    Cons

    Work is kind of boring.

    Audible2019-06-21
  3. "Good work life balance, lots of reorg"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Free food and snacks, Growth opportunities,

    Cons

    Lots of reorg, Management keeps changing and the way of doing things keep changing which resulted people leaving, Not much time left for you to learn new technology although it is encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Think thoroughly before making decisions.

    Audible2019-05-22
  4. Helpful (9)

    "A great company struggling to find its way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Innovative product in a hot, competitive content area - Brilliant personnel in every department - Compassionate leadership - Amazon stock benefits

    Cons

    - Disorganized, unclear organizational structure - Distracted, uncommunicative leadership - Indistinct path to growth internally - More emphasis on bringing in outside talent than growing from within

    Advice to Management

    Audible is a truly wonderful product and brand, driven by dedicated, passionate, and compassionate people. To really get to the next level -- especially as the audio "gold rush" hits a fever pitch -- you'll need to focus on more clarity on goals, organizational clarity, and priorities from top-down. Too much happens in whispered conversations or behind closed doors, and very little is communicated from senior leadership....

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    Audible2019-05-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A company that will grown you along with itself"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best place to learn and develop yourself while you contribute to the organisation. Great Work - Life balance. Collaborative culture. Work Independence and they promote you make your own decisions which works for you. Great benefits. Overall personality and knowledge development

    Cons

    I don't have any cons that I can think off. I f you work with discipline and proactive nature, you will have a great life here.

    Audible2019-05-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting content but be mindful"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Audible

      Pros

      Content, independence to bring new ideas to the Organisation

      Cons

      Poor employee retention, excess workload including micro management, megalomaniacs

      Advice to Management

      Pay attention to turnover, transparent 360 for all ie direct report reviews

      Audible2019-05-28
    • "Great product, good place to work."

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      Current Employee - Manager in Berlin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Audible has a good team atmosphere. It offers career opportunities because of the business growth and new business units being launched. The corporate background of Amazon is a plus. And the product is just great.

      Cons

      Given the constant change, there have been numerous reorgs over the last years.

      Audible2019-05-15
    • Helpful (2)

      "Bad HR team and don’t care about employees"

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      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Newark, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Audible full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Catered lunch and free drinks and snakes

      Cons

      Managers don’t care about employees

      Audible2019-06-18
    • "Good balance of work and personal life."

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      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Newark, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Amazon, New Technologies. Free lunch

      Cons

      Work can be a little boring sometimes.

      Audible2019-05-23
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Audible has amazing perks and benefits that are on par with some of the best tech companies out there. Free catered food everyday including a salad bar, deli, and chefs table, free beverages including a drink of the month, free snacks including hummus and carrots, guac, and fruits, and $500/month right in your pocket if you live in Newark. The company is also an active member of the Newark community to help revitalize...

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      Cons

      You will encounter a handful of bad eggs here but honestly every company has them. I have seen people like this enter the company and not stay forever so it’s at least refreshing to know that the company does something once they identify there’s a problem.

      Advice to Management

      Communicate more. In fact, over communicate.

      Audible2019-04-13
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