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Audible Overview

Newark, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
Amazon
1995
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior ... Read more

Mission: To unleash the power of the spoken word.

Company Updates

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    At summer's end, our Tech department and Audible Women in Engineering had the wonderful opportunity to host two field trips for Girls Who Code at our Newark HQ. The two groups were from Prudential in Newark and Amazon in New York City.

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Audible – Why Work For Us?




Why Audible?

Imagine being able to say of a great audiobook your friend is enjoying, “I had a hand in producing that,” or point to apps your friends are using and say, “Hey, I helped build that.” As an Audible employee, you’ll be part of something big. And better yet, you’ll feel like a valued member of the team.

People at Audible enjoy a rich heritage of firsts. We led the charge into digital audiobooks back in 1995. We commercialized the first portable digital audio player in 1997, four years before the introduction of the iPod. We continue to invent on behalf of our customers with innovations like the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), an online audio rights marketplace and production platform, and Whispersync for Voice, an innovation that allows people to switch between reading a Kindle book and listening to the corresponding Audible audiobook without losing their place. If your ideas are destined to change the world, Audible’s culture of innovation provides an environment in which you can become a rock star.

Working at Audible

Audible’s loft-style Newark HQ is a gallery-esque workspace that buzzes with energy and creativity. Manhattan’s just 20 minutes away, and here at Audible you’ll find a stimulating mix of literary culture and advanced digital technology that has transformed the audiobook category and turned what we call “literate listening” into the way busy people read.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits like Amazon stock, health club membership, and transportation stipends. Our people also enjoy benefits like catered breakfast and lunch, onsite events featuring leaders in technology and the arts, and audiobook clubs.

Our culture center

If you planted yourself at one of Audible’s many strangely-shaped couches and watched, you’d see scientists gabbing with customer care agents. You’d hear audio engineers discussing literature with designers, and everyone else bantering about last night’s softball game. That’s a big “if”, though, because our people are much too busy innovating to lounge around. Audible employees are constantly improving and inventing on behalf of our customers—the growing number of audiobook listeners around the world. If you’re creative, curious, and excited about new ideas, this is an environment that will engage you to no end..

An open and inclusive space

The free flow of ideas at Audible begins with a space without offices, walls, and doors. Great ideas come from everywhere – from the clusters of sleek workstations, the fishbowl conference rooms, and our chic café. Imaginations soar under the lofty ceilings and industrial-ware. Here, you’ll find inspiration as boundless as the views of Newark, Manhattan, and beyond. You could get used to this

One cohesive team

Our CEO and founder, Don Katz, still comes to work every day. He has a cubicle just like everyone else. He collaborates in meetings. He asks you what you think. That says a lot about the way we work together here at Audible. All our departments come together to solve problems, create solutions, and have a good time doing so.

Chicken wings, bowling, charity and more

If Audible doesn’t sound like your average sorry-we-had-to-cut-the-coffee-budget Fortune-500 workplace, it’s because it isn’t. We feed our people – with intellectual nourishment, tasty career challenges, and Thai cuisine (or Mexican, Italian, or Indian depending on the week). We figure if you’re going to spend a third of your life anyplace, that place better be pretty darn cool. Our great speakers, company softball, intra-department soccer grudge matches, and chicken-wing eating contests make for an experience that’s full as well as filling.

We are a community of brilliant minds, brimming with fresh ideas working shoulder-to-shoulder to achieve greatness. And because of this, we think it’s only fair that we offer some nice little perks to everyone who goes the extra mile at Audible.

Health & Fitness

Regular ping-pong tournaments, discounted sports clubs and fitness reimbursements. Plus, dental and vision plans, life insurance, and the medical plan options that suit your individual needs.


Amazon Restricted Stock Unit Grant

We want our people to think like owners, and through Restricted Stock Units, they can act like them too.

Tuition Assistance Plan

Educational Assistance – Eligible full-time employees can receive $7,500 in tuition reimbursement per year, following the completion of the initial annual performance evaluation and after meeting satisfactory performance standards.

Giving Back to the Community

Audible offers employees meaningful community involvement opportunities including mentoring interns, literacy tutoring and Audible Scholars, along with collaboration on start-up projects incubating in Newark Venture Partners

Other benefits

  • All the snacks you can eat
  • 25% fitness reimbursement
  • Endless company sponsored events
  • Transit reimbursement, paid parking
  • Tuition assistance
  • Annual Amazon discount

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    Pros

    The people are exceptional. Incredibly smart, passionate about what we do and incredibly open to new ideas. There is a lot of change being put in place to make sure that the entrepreneurial spirit and energy stays alive while the company continues to grow hand over fist. Don could not be a more inspirational leader. And the company just treats you well. Food, health care brought to the office, real flexibility in schedule to accommodate personal lives.

    Cons

    It's in Newark. I wish it was in Midtown. Surprisingly, I've become pretty accustomed to the commute. It's not really any further that Brooklyn -> the 50's.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the revolution.

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Audible Photos

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Audible Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Audible.

    Interview

    My recruiter Rebecca was fantastic, was the best recruiting experience I've ever been through. Very informative, friendly, pro-active in making sure the process was clear, and any questions I had were answered.

    Interview Questions

    • Process includes behavioral interview that tests your knowledge and experience with building products.   Answer Question
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