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Audible Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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Audible CEO Donald R. Katz
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234 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supply free lunch - saves you a lot of money(in 68 reviews)

  • "Well paid, backed by Amazon, great benefits (commuter, free food)(in 44 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome perks, but management is questionable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Audible

    Pros

    Free Lunch, commute reimbursement, casual work attire, $500 off rent if you live in Newark, great health insurance, good pay. You get a lot of independence here for your job. You are encouraged to work on projects that are idea driven and with that comes little micromanagement.

    Cons

    Very uncommunicative management, you have to ask or you will not be in the loop on anything You will interact with a multitude of teams who you don’t have relationships with or work in the same building as. This leads to constant meeting and email churn which is wasteful of time. Perhaps only my experience, but I was not trained well. It was more me hitting road blocks and asking my team how to get past them then for...

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    Advice to Management

    Be more engaging with your direct reports and set expectations

    Audible2019-08-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Strong focus on values and mission"

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    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Audible has great benefits through Amazon - health plans, commuter reimbursements, complex salary structures that ensure pay equity. Audible-specific perks: free food (three places/menus to choose from now that there are three offices), barista, creative spaces to work alone or collaborate, Newark $500 (if you live in Newark, you can get $500 per month), Happy Hours, and much more... but most importantly, there's...

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    Cons

    Although I see this is a "Con" usually mentioned by a few others, depending on how someone views change, this can be more of a "Pro". There are many functions and roles that still need defining; due to being part of a fast paced industry, there are changes in structure and direction in order to stay competitive - this is not different from any other successful company. Overall, the biggest change has been growth - which...

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    Advice to Management

    Find ways to involve more people in the decision making processes and important projects. Some are motivated by money, others by their impact, feeling included and owning their achievements. Keep living the company values by reinforcing a culture of respect and supporting the community.

    Audible2019-08-13

    Audible Response

    August 15, 2019Chief People Officer

    We’re so glad to know you’re inspired by our mission! We strive to be a positive force in our communities and that inspiration is driven by supportive people like yourself. Also, it’s great to hear you’ve been enjoying the many benefits that come with working at Audible. We know that ...

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  3. "Audible's Activate Caring Program is no joke"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you are looking to get a job that encourages you to participate in community events (on their dime) that actually mean something, this is a big plus. If you are looking for a job that brings smiles to whole neighborhoods in need, all while paying you, you will love it here. You will be challenged to excel and be recognized for it. you will need to step out of your comfort zone. I view that as a pro. Every day...

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    Cons

    You have to work for your pay. This is how they pay for the free lunch which is an instant raise in pay since you no longer need to go out for lunch.. you work at a high level with very intelligent people. Be prepared to be challenged. Some people view this as a con. I view it as a plus. It is never boring. ever. again, Every day at Audible is fun. Some are just more funner than others. It depends on your outlook...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding the ones that make a difference.

    Audible2019-08-15

    Audible Response

    August 20, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! It’s great to hear that you value the activities we do on behalf of the local community and that you have fun participating in them. Our commitment to Newark is an integral part of our culture and we’re grateful to have colleagues like you who ...

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  4. "best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer 

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

    Pros

    salary, stocks, balance, benefits, growth

    Cons

    more work more pressure and stress

    Audible2019-07-29
  5. "Salary not compensated according to skill set"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Audible part-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work for a big brand . Is multi cultural work environment . Free food on Friday

    Cons

    Not the best place to work if you are looking for a full time contract . Great to work only as a student. But salary is less . just 12 € what ever work you do .

    Advice to Management

    The salary of the Working student should also be based on Tech or non tech job .

    Audible2019-08-13

    Audible Response

    August 20, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your internship at Audible. We appreciate your feedback and we’re glad you enjoyed working with us. I’m sorry to hear you felt this way about working student compensation. We ensure that all our working student roles are compensated ...

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Decent Company but underpays"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Audible full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    tech start up vibe while working at tech giant Amazon

    Cons

    cut throat environment and under paid engineers and HR

    Audible2019-07-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "founder led, mission driven, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Audible is a growth company inside a BigCo, and has some of the pros and cons of both. Pros would include great culture, work life balance and perks (great food, parties, etc.). Also smart, experienced coworkers and established teams with experts but also large enough to support less experienced new hires.

    Cons

    Being in Newark is not ideal, especially if your partner works in NYC, but living in NJ does save a lot of money. As a growth company within Amazon, finding the right balance regarding how much time to invest in planning vs. executing is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it, but lean towards less planning overhead when possible.

    Audible2019-06-24
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Audible for less than a year

    Pros

    It's an innovative company where you'll learn a lot, even if you come in at a senior level. It's rather collegial and despite its "big tech company" feel, there's a strong sense of camaraderie within departments. It was a treat to work there.

    Cons

    A large number of people are hired as contractors, and there's a definite two-tier system in place. Also, because it's an innovative company that's willing to try new things and take risks, it also quite often means that your responsibilities are constantly changing, which makes it rough to feel a consistency to a position. And finally, there's an incredible insider language and skill hurdle to overcome -- Amazon's systems...

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    Audible2019-06-11
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