Sounds True Reviews

Updated May 13, 2015
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  1. I enjoy going to work every day.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sounds True full-time

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

    Pros

    The people are my favorite part of working here. It's a really talented and fun group.
    There is a lot of flexibility offered to employees.
    The dogs are great to have around.
    The full sized kitchen, where people cook and eat together, is great!
    Work-life balance is awesome!

    Cons

    A couple of years ago, after the economy tanked, it was a little stressful. Some of the leadership felt disconnected from each other and the culture took a bit of a hit. That said, over the last year and a half, there has been a lot of focus put on building a strong culture, strong managers and a strong leadership group. I think those efforts have paid off and will continue to pay off moving forward.


  2. Helpful (1)

    ...not what they seem...

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

    I worked at Sounds True full-time

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

    Pros

    Founding principle of making personal growth and spirituality accessible to the masses.

    Cons

    The owner has turned the company over to a narcissist who has no positive leadership skills and zero interest in the mission statement.


  3. It's up to YOU

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sounds True full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative and self generate your destiny. No micro managing... It's up to you!

    Cons

    It's a turbulent time in the physical media business, so there's some stress.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your teams. They really care.


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  5. Niche Employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Louisville, CO

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

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

    Pros

    It is great that they allow dogs at the office and people are very friendly and open

    Cons

    The management team is working on being more cohesive so that they can act as a team with a cohesive strategy


  6. Helpful (1)

    I want this to be the last company I work at - it's really that awesome!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO

    I have been working at Sounds True full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    First off, the Leadership Team and Owner, walk the walk and talk the talk. It's a wonderful environment, lots of thought is put into employee events and most people at the company want to be here. It's their dream job and they love what they do and what the company does and it shows. I love coming into work every day and I've found the job I want to be at for the rest of my working career. I truly feel blessed in my position and with the amazing people I work with and the content that we put out into the world.

    Cons

    I think Sounds True is coming a long way, they are investing in their building and people and hopefully will continue in all aspects. I think their benefits are pretty good, they are keeping costs down compared to other businesses. They offer incentives when possible based on how well the company is doing. I think some areas to improve upon is salaries in some depts. but I know they are also trying to improve on this when possible.
    They have a generous vacation and personal time, that I personally really value.
    As far as I am concerned, Sounds True really don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Improving in the building, the employees and the company and keep rocking bringing spirituality and holistic living topics to the world!


  7. Nice people, horribly run company

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

    I have been working at Sounds True full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career, you'll have an opportunity to really learn a lot of different things. The people are also quite nice.

    Cons

    You have a lot of people at the top who think the way to lead is to make a lot of decisions. This results in constant shifts in work and thinking styles, but without anything actually getting done. I've seen even the most simple projects drag on for years and years because nobody can actually affect any real change.

    Advice to Management

    A business is more about the systems that make it work and less about being creative.


  8. Good company, as with any job, your manager makes it or breaks it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Programmer in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Web Programmer in Louisville, CO

    I worked at Sounds True full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Kind concepts, media creation, quaint, relaxed, good parties, dogs in the workplace

    Cons

    Experience 100% depends on who your manager is, low pay compared to market, dogs in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Management is above advisement there, turnover rate high.


  9. A lot of dysfunction

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

    I have been working at Sounds True full-time

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

    Pros

    The Founder and CEO has, through her own personality and knowledge of the "wisdom traditions" space put together an impressive catalog of content. She still interviews most of the authors and the product itself is mostly quality (except for some more fringe authors).

    Cons

    The management has been very dysfunctional for a number of years. The company has silos and resentment between divisions that causes a lot of problems. Not professionally managed. Strong personalities in the most senior management positions that do not collaborate, creating a difficult culture. Although there are some new hires in management, the same strong personality problems exist. Good and talented people in more of the rank & file jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Get a COO who has effectively run a company before and KNOWS from experience how to motivate and treat people. Need experienced operations and marketing people at the senior most levels.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Best Company I have ever worked for....

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

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture; amazing owner who treats employees how she would like to be treated (literally); people really care about each other. The Company sells products to help people live a more fulfilling life. What could be better! In many ways, I feel that I work for a philanthropic organization, because there is a sense that we are really fundamentally helping people.

    Cons

    People do not work as hard as they should. Too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Create a work hard, play hard culture


  11. Helpful (1)

    Refused To Promote From Within

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

    I worked at Sounds True full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like-minded people. Worthy product. Fairly healthy work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Would not promote from within (i.e., nearly every person in the department I work in tried hard to be promoted, to be a devoted, long-term employee, and was firmly denied the opportunity).

    Advice to Management

    Value employees who show an avid interest in growing and staying with the company. Walk the talk of the teachings being sold.



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