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"Good if not "great" intentions!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
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I have been working at Sounds True full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great work environment, period. There is absolutely zero micro-managing going on, they trust people to do their job (a con too). Very laid-back while producing informative and creative material. You are the ship builder, the captain and the crew,,, meaning if you have a great idea or creative process they will entertain or adopt a new idea. Which provides opportunity to champion your own projects. The work-life balance might involve more life than work. Pet friendly office. Good material and content being delivered to customers.

Cons

Been in business for 25 years with the same nonchalant hippie mentality 'the money will come'. The reality of the publishing world is starting to hurt a multimedia publishing company like Sounds True. A lot of business practices and processes are out of date (by 10+years). The lack of urgency and lack of concern with the financials are troubling. Too much weight is put on Authors needs and not how to drive business and actually make a product successful. Their are way "too many cooks in the kitchen." The whole company is completely SILOED. The over amount of trust management has in employees, which results in people taking advantage of a casual workplace. Zero future strategies developed to increase revenue, strategies consist of a mere knee-jerk reaction. 2+ more senior executives are completely unqualified for their positions. Nepotism lives with us. There are a lot of people set in there ways here, they have worked for us for 12+years,,, they need to progress and update their skills.

Advice to Management

Be a little more strict. Develop a plan to re-purpose content, study the market and attract more customers by appealing to a wider & broader audience. Accept publishing is getting killed and move forward with technology. Retrain employees and have managers work in THEIR department,, not having sales managers or web managers weigh-in on every decision being made.

Other Employee Reviews for Sounds True

  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sounds True full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, awesome people

    Cons

    unstructured, high turnover, lots of drama and ego's


  2. "Professional & Thoughtful"

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    Current Freelancer - Freelance Indexer and Proofreader
    Current Freelancer - Freelance Indexer and Proofreader

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

    Pros

    I've worked with a variety of editorial/production staff members here and all have been top-notch. They are also super prompt on their freelance payments.

    Cons

    Only wish they published more books, so that I could get more work with them.

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