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"Good place to work."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Newark, NJ
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Newark, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Audible full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Great environment
-Good people
-Growing Company
-Amazon Subsidiary

Cons

-A bit unorganized because it's growing quickly.
-Easy to get lost and lose sight of what's important

Advice to Management

You guys have some big challenges ahead of you.

Other Employee Reviews for Audible

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and fun"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Audible as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very open environment. Great place to learn. Happy hour on friday. Any dress attire is fine as long as it's not obscene.It's a part of Amazon

    Cons

    Located in Newark, Leaving late at night can be intimidating due to the city's high crime rate.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Dinosaurs at Top Impede Tech. People With Real Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good pay and benefits
    - Regular author visits and talks (great environment if you are a reader)
    - Opportunities for fun (beer Fridays, ping pong tables)
    - Part of Amazon so access to some awesome amazon tools
    - Great place for entry level people to get experience if they are hiring
    - Some of the best friends you will ever make

    Cons

    - Newark
    - CEO is a genius but is disengaged/engaged at the worst possible moments
    - Zero management coordination, project management, or operational excellence (it's like kids playing "office")
    - They think they're data driven, but they're not-- telling a good story is better than telling the truth
    - The dinosaurs at the top are more worried about their ego being bruised than in listening to the people they trusted enough to employ. As a result, the best talent leaves after a year.
    - Resistance to making smart, strategic moves; conversely, they rush to build boondoggle programs the CEO thought up while he was working from home for 3 months in the summer
    - Their Operational Plan (OP1) cycle is the retarded mutant stepchild of Amazon's actual, working, process, and it paralyzes the organization for about half of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Lead or retire.

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