Audigy Group Reviews

Updated 12 Mar 2020

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Audigy Group CEO, Managing Member Brandon M. Dawson (no image)
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42 Ratings
  1. Helpful (20)

    "Great place for some, probably better to steer clear..."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Audigy Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are solid, there are some incredible people to collaborate with, and the company provide a good platform to build your resume by assigning employees desirable titles.

    Cons

    Turnover rates are almost mind-blowing, and leadership makes rash decisions in an attempt to execute company initiatives that are often poorly vetted and all to frequently reflect little more than the executive leadership team's flavor of the month.

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  2. Helpful (11)

    "Pretty good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people here. In my experience managers want people to grow in their skills.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standard. Upper management come off as full of themselves and elitist. Kind of cult like. Quasi-Christian organization aimed at making more money off of people with hearing loss.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Always challenged"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SBU in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Audigy has great employees and our structure is set up that we rise and fall as a team - which builds incredible relationships. I am fortunate to have been hired since my background isn't in consulting or the medical field. But what most of us have in common is a desire the help people. That is where we connect best with each other and with our members. There is always someone there to give you a high five or a helping hand up. The benefits are good and pay is very fair. If you are interested in AG, definitely come visit us at HQ, and decide for yourself if you want to work in an environment that is continually raising the bar and delivering services that help our members and their staff achieve things they never thought possible. It's pretty awesome to go home at night and know that I have the privilege of working with incredible teammates and members...and we're all in.

    Cons

    No matter where I work, working with people can be challenging!! We all have different ideas on how to get to the end goal - the good news is, we have the same end goal. There are lots of levers to pull to see growth, it is knowing which ones to pull when and having a different opinion can cause hurt feelings (just like anywhere). These teams seem to be a little more sensitive to feedback than other teams I've worked with.

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Fascinating!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Audigy Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a 3+ year employee of Audigy Group it's interesting to read these reviews. Some are balanced and some are favorable. But the most amusing are those from former employees with an axe to grind. Frequently the disgruntled refer the the positive reviews as FAKE. That's stated so often that I now assume it's projection and it's the negative ones that are phony. Do the cranks who left truly think every employee is as miserable as they? That their former co-workers would stay year after year if the company is awful? Do they really think no positive review could be real? My experience has been mostly positive. I like my position, my co-workers, my boss, and my salary. And, I live in Clark County so I like the location as well.

    Cons

    Audigy Group isn't perfect. It often hires young people for whom it is their first or second career type position. These employees lack context and have a limited view of the employer/employee relationship. Yet, most of the opportunity is given to these same young people. They're typically the ones who are being promoted and are chosen to attend out of area events and trainings. Experience and longevity in the work force is under appreciated. If they hired a more seasoned staff, the turnover would probably be less and the members better served. A recent reviewer stated that the owner "doesn't care about employees". I have no idea if the owner cares about me or if he even knows me. But it's not his responsibility to care about me. He's not my daddy. It's his responsibility make sure the company stays healthy so he can compensate me fairly for my earnings. The same reviewer stated "don't think a promotion earned you any security, you can get fired without any notice". To that person I say, "no duh! that's the way of the real world, kiddo".

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Courage to be better"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Audigy Group full-time

    Pros

    I've worked for some bad companies out there. I've heard bad stories. Audigy is not one of them. Whether you've come up with the company or you've seen what it's like elsewhere, you'd understand what makes this company unique. It's one of those companies that recognizes talent and determination in individuals and gives them a chance. I'm not saying it's perfect, but I've been lucky to discover my passion and been given the opportunity to build a new career here. I can't say that about the last 3 places I worked. When people say "drinking the kool-aid" it just makes me a laugh. There is that common perception that's what it's like to work here: to read the books and think in this sort of pseudo-religion. If you've ever seen multi-level marketing, you'd understand that this is not what's happening here. It can be weird or uncomfortable to speak in a more positive, constructive way. Or to think that a company actually has an interest in helping its employees - that this is how they believe they will improve their bottom line. What a thought - that building a company that is good for the staff can benefit both management and employees. Whether you agree with the CEO, or even like him, is irrelevant. Because I believe that the company as a whole is a positive environment and has benefited me as a professional. If you actually work at Audigy, you would know who actually cares and what they care about. Not some cop-out of why they couldn't hack it in an environment that demands more of them.

    Cons

    The rumor-mill can be pretty discouraging. And there are always nay-sayers telling you what's wrong with the company. Thank you but I like to think for myself. Like everything in life, it builds character and helps you decide who to trust.

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "People who care"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Audigy Group full-time

    Pros

    Audigy is full of people who care. We care about our clients (members). We care about the patients our members see. We care about each other. We push each other and support each other so that we can grow as a team. All in all, it's a very special place to work and I personally don't understand the intense negativity expressed in other reviews.

    Cons

    Your to do list will never go down to zero. Hearing care industry is very competitive so it is a challenging task to help our clients stay independent.

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  7. Helpful (24)

    "Could Be Better"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Audigy Group

    Pros

    A lot of these reviews fall in to one of two separate camps: disgruntled or damage controlling. I'll try and be as objective in my review, but I am not infallible, like everyone else. The company gives out Moda suite tickets, has a comprehensive health and benefits package, allows for 3 or so weeks of PTO. The company has loyal clients, and certainly has the ability to expand into additional industries.

    Cons

    Many of the issues seem to stem around organization, respect and corporate and self identity. The company prides itself on processes, while they are meant to create consistency, they are cumbersome to maintain or update, and may actually reduce efficiency by defining projects that are confined by the endless parameters, checklists, approvals, red tape, etc. It seems that while there is a loyalty amongst the clients with the workers of Audigy, many clients can be abrasive and unrealistic. Clients are called 'members' which, in their minds, gives them the right to treat AG employees however they like. The term member is usually reserved for exclusive clubs, which brings me to our last point: the issue of corporate and self identify. The company has branded itself, its members, and its employees as elite. This branding has opened the doorway to what appears to be grandiose thinking of all parties involved. Facts are ignored, and are rebranded or repurposed. This is not NASA, we sell hearing aids. Actually, I am sure NASA is more humble than anyone involved with AG.

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    Audigy Group Response

    June 1, 2015Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your post and comments providing a balanced view of your employment experience. We also agree with your thought on taking a step back and working in the trenches. That has been the commitment of our leadership team in 2015 and our President now works on the second floor with our member facing teams. You’ll also find that most of our promotions come from within because we believe the people who have been in the trenches are best suited to support the teams. In terms of our clients / Members, there have been a handful of situations in the past where communication isn’t effective because it is being driven by negative emotions. When that occurs, the organization seeks to support our people and use these interactions as coaching moments for our clients and their ongoing leadership development. For many of our employees, the knowledge that we are increasing the leadership and communication skills of our clients / Members and therefore helping them provide a better employment experience for their teams is a primary motivator.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Working Here"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Battle Ground, WA

    I have been working at Audigy Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Offices are kind of loud and crowded

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  9. Helpful (29)

    "Nice Try"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Audigy Group full-time

    Pros

    You know a review is fake when the ONLY negative thing about the company is their physical location. Really, there is NOTHING the company can improve on? Here is a balanced review - The company is fun They are a demographically very young and high energy It is a pressure cooker so you learn a lot in a short period of time They will push your limits so you end up doing work that you never knew you were capable of Mason Walker is a genuinely nice guy and since he runs most of the company you can feel comfortable approaching him with ideas, and he is always willing to listen.

    Cons

    They are a pressure cooker SO you end up working 70+ hours a week sometimes The titles are inflated to make people feel important The pay is HORRIBLE The owner doesn't care about the employees and sees them as tools to be used, instead of people to grow The things they do are borderline illegal if not totally illegal, seeing the results of an audit would be interesting They are an extremely emotional company so although you may be the golden child one day because you did something amazing you may be in the garbage the next day because you rubbed someone the wrong way There is NO job security - don't think a promotion earned you any security, you can get fired without any notice Management is immature and doesn't follow their own teachings

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  10. Helpful (18)

    "Under-valued and Under-paid"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are some of the best people you'll meet

    Cons

    - Compensation is way below where it should be - Management and leadership is subpar, there are those in leadership roles who have subordinates that have no idea what they actually do - Clique feel, if you aren't in the clique you may not advance - Preach advancement but hardly advance anyone - Compensation again....it really is that bad, especially considering what is requested of you - CEO is a hard person to really back. The whole company has been told numerous times how little we are actually valued

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    Audigy Group Response

    June 1, 2015Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your post and we love your comment on the people. We couldn’t agree more! Reading the rest of your post though, it sounds like we have some work to do but it also sounds like you have some great ideas to support this process. With that in mind, would you be comfortable sitting down with me and/or our internal HR Manager to converse about your ideas? If not, would you be willing to email your thoughts instead? (You could create an anonymous email account if that would make you more comfortable). Regardless of the method, let’s connect as we want to know who are star Managers are in the eyes of employees as well as our employees who are rocking it! Sometimes we need help to identify these key people though and we’re hoping you can help us out.

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