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Audible Overview

Newark, NJ (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Amazon
1995
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of listeners around the world.

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Mission: To unleash the power of the spoken word.

Audible Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    I have been working at Audible full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great flexibility options - be it working from home or leaving early/starting later, most managers are very understanding and flexible. Options exist around more formal flexible working patterns for both parents and non parents which is great to see.
    - Good perks as an employee - Amazon Stock, discounts, free food
    - Widely comfortable and friendly office environment - I've made some really valuable friendships here with the people I work with
    - People you work with really care about the product and want to bring out the best for the business and it's customers

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic mechanisms make progress and/or change very slow and tedious
    - US focus means that we sometimes miss the mark in the international market place
    - Inconsistency around work space and benefit offerings when comparing to the US and other offices - needs a revamp across the board to be in line with the 21st century
    - Culture can seem quiet and detached which has it's purpose, but does not feel particularly inclusive

    Advice to Management

    In the relatively short period I've been here I've seen a fair amount of change - some for the best, some that seems nonsensical. Think outside the box, develop a healthier appetite to risk and make this place the cool, quirky, smart and fun workplace it can be. There is so much untapped potential here and management have been too comfortable for far too long.

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Audible Photos

Audible photo of: Team Audible at Propelify 2018
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Audible photo of: Audible recently hosted Girls Who Code at our Newark headquarters.
Audible photo of: Audible recently hosted Girls Who Code at our Newark headquarters
Audible photo of: Audible Career Panel at VOICE Summit 2018
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Audible Interviews

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    Marketing Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Audible (London, England) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Audible (London, England) in January 2017.

    It first started with a 30 minutes telephone interview which was competency and background based. Because I didn't have enough experience in merchandising, the recruiter, very professional and pro-active, came up with another available position. After that, I had another telephone interview with the Hiring Manager.

    A very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • - could you tell me more about your background?
      - what kind of books do you read/listen, what kind of tv shows do you like?
      - tell me a time where you had to deal with a supplier who didn't meet the deadline or respect the budget, and how you manage it?
      - are you an Audible member?   Answer Question
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