LOUD Technologies Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Venture Capital Owned, and not employee friendly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loud is a great place to work because of its laid back culture and cool products.

    Cons

    The company is in a massive amount of debt and owned by private equity equity. For this reason, cash and motivation from executive leadership to fairly compensate employees is in short supply. Don't expect pay increases of more than 1% per year and an incredibly bare bones benefits package with no 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Management at the current moment is fantastic. In my opinion it is the private equity ownership that is the current roadblock to creating a more employee-oriented workplace. This is a tough problem that will probably only be solved through the sale of the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA

    I worked at LOUD Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    laid back atmosphere, ability to wear pretty much anything but a swimsuit to work, and flexible hours as long as your 40 is worked and all projects are complete.

    Cons

    No real leadership, management doesn't seem to understand what their employees do all day or the actual workload that needs to be done. I took this position as it was 25 miles closer to home, although I had a good job with full benefits and was not in a hurry to leave. After working there for two months, begging for work to do to keep me busy, and reading a total of six books out of boredom, I went to my department manager to be honest about the situation and the need for the workload to be evened out among employees. As a reward for my honesty and desire to be paid to work and not read books, I was laid off because they "realized" it was really a half time position...
    I left a goodie with benefits to start a new career and now find myself unemployed with no benefits and very few prospects. Oh, and they don't even supply paper plates and plastic utensils in their lunchroom. Don't work here, they are struggling financially and will do anything that their whims lead them to do no matter what it does to you.
    Sincerely,
    Found Out the Hard Way

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Takes good hard look at your employees and the millions of smoke breaks, coffee runs and walks they take while acting like they have so much to do. Then actually take stock of the work that needs to get done by people that actually want to work. You will save a lot of money on overhead.


  3. Suppressed and cliquish-No team culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Employee discounts on a good product. Reputable products.

    Cons

    Everything else is a Con. Very low pay. Benefits are sub par. Atmosphere is very cliquish and suppressed. Management needs an overhaul. Some people that have been there for too long, simply need to move on or stop acting as if they are so entitled, which goes back to cliquish. Its the case of "If you are in with the boss, you are golden" Cheap when it comes to most employees which involves no motivational or team building activities because there is no team atmosphere or culture.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and let some decent people run the place and take some of those people who think they are so entitled, with you, when you go.


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  5. LOUD is a fun place to work for, and the products are cutting edge in our industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Woodinville, WA

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic, talented, passionate people, and a long reputation for great products.

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit low compared to other technology companies in the region. Corporate structure has been frequently reorganized, but seems to be settling with a little consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Key team leaders should be rewarded for success if you expect to keep any talent in house.


  6. Audio equipment company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LOUD Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small to medium company with very smart people working there

    Cons

    Not very process focused, need to work on growing the internal processes as the company grows.


  7. Fantastic people, mediocre pay and morale

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LOUD Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that work here all work very hard and play together. Very supportive coworkers. Cool industry that you can see products out at shows. High energy place where you will never be bored.

    Cons

    The company is constantly under the microscope to hit unrealistic goals from the funding venture capitalists, causing panic and redirection of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Make realistic goals for workers, and stop changing things all the time. Employees will respond with working better and eventually surpassing goals.


  8. Helpful (1)

    The best group of people i've ever worked with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed office, fun pepole, hard workers and we laugh a lot. it can get very stressful but the team handles it well

    Cons

    no real room for growth, advancement or raises


  9. Has had it's moments

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great and a pleasure to work with
    Atmosphere is fun.
    products is in the industry and the best to work with

    Cons

    no real direction.
    constant change to strategy
    low morale
    over whelmed at every position within the company
    each department is its own entity and does not work together well

    Advice to Management

    give people raises or at least some incentive to work so hard.
    dont just talk about cutting spending and then live by it your selves


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Company Bad CEO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA

    I worked at LOUD Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people outside of CEO

    Cons

    Re-Organization every 6 months - lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Execute a plan rather than changing it every six months


  11. LOUD Technologies is not a company I would recommend joining

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The products that LOUD produces can be exciting and interesting.
    The pro-audio industry as a whole is also quite interesting.

    Cons

    LOUD has been floundering for a few years now. There is zero long term planning because the company is hand-cuffed by its private equity investment overlord.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and get out from underneath Sun Capital



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