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Audible CEO Donald R. Katz
Donald R. Katz
191 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supply free lunch - saves you a lot of money(in 66 reviews)

  • "Great culture, Great people, Free food, Interesting work(in 43 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company that will grown you along with itself"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best place to learn and develop yourself while you contribute to the organisation. Great Work - Life balance. Collaborative culture. Work Independence and they promote you make your own decisions which works for you. Great benefits. Overall personality and knowledge development

    Cons

    I don't have any cons that I can think off. I f you work with discipline and proactive nature, you will have a great life here.

    Audible2019-05-13
  2. "Good work life balance, lots of reorg"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Free food and snacks, Growth opportunities,

    Cons

    Lots of reorg, Management keeps changing and the way of doing things keep changing which resulted people leaving, Not much time left for you to learn new technology although it is encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Think thoroughly before making decisions.

    Audible2019-05-22
  3. "Good balance of work and personal life."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazon, New Technologies. Free lunch

    Cons

    Work can be a little boring sometimes.

    Audible2019-05-23
  4. Helpful (3)

    "A great company struggling to find its way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Innovative product in a hot, competitive content area - Brilliant personnel in every department - Compassionate leadership - Amazon stock benefits

    Cons

    - Disorganized, unclear organizational structure - Distracted, uncommunicative leadership - Indistinct path to growth internally - More emphasis on bringing in outside talent than growing from within

    Advice to Management

    Audible is a truly wonderful product and brand, driven by dedicated, passionate, and compassionate people. To really get to the next level -- especially as the audio "gold rush" hits a fever pitch -- you'll need to focus on more clarity on goals, organizational clarity, and priorities from top-down. Too much happens in whispered conversations or behind closed doors, and very little is communicated from senior leadership....

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    Audible2019-05-14
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Audible has amazing perks and benefits that are on par with some of the best tech companies out there. Free catered food everyday including a salad bar, deli, and chefs table, free beverages including a drink of the month, free snacks including hummus and carrots, guac, and fruits, and $500/month right in your pocket if you live in Newark. The company is also an active member of the Newark community to help revitalize...

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    Cons

    You will encounter a handful of bad eggs here but honestly every company has them. I have seen people like this enter the company and not stay forever so it’s at least refreshing to know that the company does something once they identify there’s a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more. In fact, over communicate.

    Audible2019-04-13
  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible

    Pros

    Lots of benefits free lunch

    Cons

    None I can ”t find any yet

    Audible2019-04-24
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging, but fulfilling work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    It is a fast moving company that cares about its customers and its community. The things that are most important to me are the friendly employees, the challenging work, great benefits, including Amazon stock, free lunch, happy hours, flexible work policy, recognition and rewards for going above and beyond your normal job duties, and convenience to mass transit.

    Cons

    Working out of two locations in Newark sometimes requires a lot of walking back and forth; workload can be overwhelming at times due to headcount restraints, and you may have to juggle many issues at once to keep everyone happy.

    Advice to Management

    Work together and take the steps needed to resolve common theme complaints.

    Audible2019-04-11
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work doesnt pay, Managers play Favorites"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Audible

      Pros

      Food, current growth, and great product

      Cons

      HR doesnt do their job, and often time overlooks managers who play favoritism. The intense favoritism for certain individuals will often time result in people assuming choices are made by other criteria besides work performance (Gender, Race, religion, etc) . No oversight of managers for promotion allows for manager bias to hold back hard working individuals. Some people have to work longer and harder for promotions...

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      Advice to Management

      Re-evalaute how you are making sure you have an equal opportunity work place, because its not working. Exists in every part of the org, so leadership should not say not my org. Equal opportunity does not stop at hiring, should be applied to the promotiom process too.

      Audible2019-05-21
    • Helpful (4)

      "Promotion Process"

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      Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Newark, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Audible full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Product manager = Meeting facilitator. You will learn meeting skills.

      Cons

      Centralized way of prioritization. Every decision requires 3 months and very revenue driven.

      Audible2019-05-17
    • Helpful (2)

      "Not for people who are passionate about their work and want to grow and learn."

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      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Newark, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Audible full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      They have free lunches everyday Under Amazon wing

      Cons

      They literally dupe you. The higher management has no concern for the employees and what they want. There is a serious lack of communication There is no focus on employee happiness. They say there is a work life balance but I dont see it. There is a provision to work remotely but it is frowned upon by your colleagues. People gossip all the time and tend to be into other people's business. Overall a very toxic work culture....

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      Audible2019-05-17
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