Working at SoundHound | Glassdoor

SoundHound Overview

Santa Clara, CA
51 to 200 employees
2005
Company - Private
Information Technology
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning.

We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers ... Read more

Mission: Our mission: Houndify everything.

SoundHound – Why Work For Us?


At SoundHound you'll be joining a diverse, world-class group of engineers, scientists, designers, and marketers on a team that includes both recent grads and seasoned veterans. We value curiosity, and the drive to make a difference. You might be a Ph.D from a top-ranked University or a self-taught accomplisher ready to join teammates who bring experience from prior industry stops at companies including Google, Amazon, Oracle, Sony, Apple, and Pandora.

Working at SoundHound means contributing to a host of fulfilling challenges that are changing the way we interact with computers and information. It’s playing an integral role on a team that’s bent on disrupting the status quo... and winning.

SoundHound is creating and productizing transformative technologies that improve life.
After amassing a global user community over 260 million (and growing fast!) and building a large portfolio of amazing core technologies and award winning products, we are ramping our growth, which includes bringing onboard some of the smartest people in the world to work on the next big thing in the era of mobile computing.

Join Us!

SoundHound Inc. is creating and productizing transformative technologies that turn sound into understanding and actionable meaning.

After amassing a global user community over 260 million (and growing fast!) and building a large portfolio of amazing core technologies and award winning products, we are ramping our growth, which includes bringing onboard some of the smartest people in the world to work on the next big thing in the era of mobile computing.

Working at SoundHound means contributing to a host of fulfilling challenges that are changing the way we interact with computers and information. It’s playing an integral role on a team that’s bent on disrupting the status quo... and winning.

SoundHound Inc. not only designs amazing apps experiences, but also builds the core technologies powering these apps. That means in-house technology that is constantly iterated and improved. If you've worked on core technologies in a large company context, or have been an app developer licensing technologies that lack innovation, you will appreciate the uniquely empowering experience of a workplace that combines it all – literally within a few yards of each other.

At SoundHound you'll be joining a diverse, world-class group of engineers, scientists, designers, and marketers on a team that includes both recent grads and seasoned veterans. We value curiosity, and the drive to make a difference. You might be a Ph.D from a top-ranked University or a self-taught accomplisher ready to join teammates who bring experience from prior industry stops at companies including Google, Amazon, Oracle, Sony, Apple, and Pandora.

We also value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. SoundHound's culture is one of highly encouraged contribution at all levels and constant informal collaboration. The hardwork is complimented by fun, including impromptu jam sessions, less-impromptu fitness sessions, group lunches, and regular happy hours.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, unique camaraderie, catered lunches, and occasional music sessions by visiting artists and bands.

SoundHound Reviews

4.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Keyvan Mohajer
11 Ratings
  • "Love Soundhound"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This has been a fantastic first job. So many people who are so willing to help, and a number of diverse teams that all appreciate help.

    Cons

    The codebase is in C++ and a number of proprietary languages built on top of C++, so it might be difficult to transfer the engineering skillset.

    Advice to Management

    Connect more often with the little guys! What are the legal goings-on around here? What's our marketing strategy?

See All 20 Reviews

SoundHound Photos

SoundHound photo of: Pompeya performing live
SoundHound photo of: Main Lobby
SoundHound photo of: Putting Green
SoundHound photo of: Part of our jam space/Theater
SoundHound photo of: SoundHound Cycling
SoundHound photo of: Reception area
See All PhotosSee All

SoundHound Interviews

Experience

Experience
42%
21%
35%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
66%
33%

Difficulty

3.3
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Director of Mobile Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SoundHound (San Jose, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Spoke with the VP and had a very good discussion. However, the recruiter came back and stated that they wanted a day to day coder. Which, is strange for a director who is managing both products and people.

    Interview Questions

See All 14 Interviews

SoundHound Awards & Accolades

  • Best of What's New, Popular Science, 2015
  • The World Technology Award, The World Technology Network, 2015
  • Best of What's New, Popular Science, 2007
See More

SoundHound Locations

Work at SoundHound? Share Your Experiences

SoundHound
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or