LOUD Technologies

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LOUD Technologies Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Venture Capital Owned, and not employee friendly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Audio equipment company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LOUD Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic people, mediocre pay and morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LOUD Technologies full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best group of people i've ever worked with

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies

    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Has had it's moments

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company Bad CEO

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA

    I worked at LOUD Technologies

    Pros

    Great people outside of CEO

    Cons

    Re-Organization every 6 months - lack of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute a plan rather than changing it every six months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    LOUD Technologies is not a company I would recommend joining

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company and get out from underneath Sun Capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very cool products, with lots of flexibility and mediocre pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LOUD Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Industry is fascinating to work in and the products are fun to work on
    Lots of flexibility with respect to hours, no culture of fear or 60 hour work weeks

    Cons

    Pay is below grade, minimum to no chance for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Revolving and unstable Senior leadership at company. Poor CFO skills.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

    I worked at LOUD Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    small company atmosphere. Good middle management.

    Cons

    unstable management. Need to fix many issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change CFO focus.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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