Audigy Group Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 8 Jun 2016

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  • "Today is my last day with Audigy Group(in 9 reviews)

  • "Thank you for fun and for the chance to work with great people(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance, industry changes, and some people are negative but I guess you can find that anywhere(in 9 reviews)

  • "Audigy Group isn't for everybody(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Finance Analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Finance Analyst in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Audigy Group

    Pros

    There are some very cool people that work there, who, if you get to know them, will challenge you to excel at what you do. They will push you and encourage you to expand your horizons. There is a tremendous amount of room to grow, but I'm still not sure whether that is a product of the growth of the company or the volatility of employment. Some of the executives are truly great people. I say "some" simply because I did not get to know the others. The CEO and President, while they may come across as aggressive and rude, are simply fighting to keep the show going. If you actually take the time to get to know them, both are fantastic individuals and great conversationalist.

    Cons

    Many people on this thread have pointed the finger at senior management, but I would encourage others to look at themselves. The reason why I left is because among the employees I worked with and around, there was a tremendous amount of toxicity and jealousy. People can't seem to understand that the CEO / CFO / President live the lives they do because they have worked their tails off to earn it. If you think you deserve a similar life, then show it! Earn it! Talk to someone about it and express your goals and desires, but don't just sit at your desk and stew in your jealousy. I will also add that the departure of their old CFO was a heart-breaking loss. I had the pleasure of working with him on a day-to-day basis, and it was refreshing to see blue-collar humility at the executive level.

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  2. Helpful (10)

    "My Last Day"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Audigy Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Today is my last day with Audigy Group. On my last day, no longer with ties to the organization and an open platform to speak on any topic, I’d like to say … thank you. Thank you for seven years of employment. That’s nearly 7 years where you put food on my family’s plate, provided us with great benefits, and supported us whenever something out of the ordinary occurred. From medical emergencies to home remodels, family always came first and I thank you for that mindset. Thank you for the growth and development. When I started here I was so shy I could barely speak in front of 5 or more people. Today I am confident presenting to large rooms. Thank you for the opportunity to work on projects I had no business working on. You’ve allowed me to run with projects and ideas that were so far above my level of experience that I had no business working on them. But you guided me, supported me, and most proved to be successful. Thank you for sending me on a medical Mission Trip to Peru to provide free hearing aids and care to people in need. That was the best experience of my life and meant the world not just to me, but to my entire family as well. Thank you for giving me a chance to lead. You provided with my first chance to lead a team. I know I didn’t always get it right and you were there to help me get back on track. To the team, thank you for being so incredible to work with and leading me every bit as much as I lead you. You will continue to do great things. Thank you for fun and for the chance to work with great people. Thank you for caring about me and my goals, not just my deliverables.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons or constructive feedback to share about my employment experience with Audigy Group at this moment in time.

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  3. Helpful (11)

    "Pretty good place"

    4.0
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    • 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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  4. 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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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Smart, fun, good people work here."

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Audigy Group for over 2 years. During that time, I've been fortunate to work with some truly great people. One of the trends you will see in all reviews for Audigy Group is the quality of the people that call the company home. Its true -- I've made friendships here that will last a lifetime. These are smart people who are genuinely interested in learning and doing their absolute best. I work in the marketing department and have over 20 years of experience in marketing. One of my personal joys is teaching others and sharing what I know and by and large my coworkers are always anxious to learn new things. My supervisor (she would hate that word) recognized this early on and she has given me the opportunity to do that as much as I like, which is awesome. Maybe I've just been fortunate to get face time with senior management but I've always found them to be reasonable, good people. I've never been shut down when presenting my views on either my job or my opinion of the company, in fact just the opposite has been true. I realize not everyone has these same opportunities, but take a chance and voice concerns you have to them -- you might be surprised at their willingness to hear you out. The last point that comes to mind for the "Pros" category to me would be trust. I feel trusted to do my job. This is huge for me because I hate being micromanaged, and I'm not.

    Cons

    I don't have the work-life balance issues of some of the other folks who have posted reviews, but my role within the company is very different than most. I do lament that sometimes our collective focus is set on keeping up with the daily demands of the job and not as much on innovating for the future. But I've worked in lots of places where that has been the case. It is a fine balance to be kept. There have been numerous comments about recognition. Sometimes the contributions of people on smaller teams goes unnoticed but this is a fairly large company and I don't think its an intentional thing. Promotions here are based not off just job execution but also adherence to leadership philosophies that the company teaches. I guess I'd describe it as a meritocracy+ in that, yeah you have to do a good job but you also need to demonstrate certain qualities in the way you lead others. I feel this might be a little subjective, but its not outrageous or anything. Either you accept this or don't but it is what it is. You also may need to cheerlead for yourself a bit. Last "Con" is its in Vancouver and I live in Beaverton! That's right, i drive over an hour one way to work each day. But i guess you could flip that around and call it a "Pro" because i still do it anyway.

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  6. Helpful (27)

    "It's not personal, it's business."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Audigy Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The mission of this company is inspiring and there are some great people that work here and all really care about the vision of the organization.

    Cons

    I'm remiss to post this review knowing that the employees of Audigy will most likely be subjected to nearly an hour of ranting from the CEO at the next quarterly meeting, mainly about how he couldn't care less about "what the haters have to say." But in the spirit of informing job seekers out there, it must be done. This company is built on a great premise, and years ago the CEO put together a rag-tag group of people that impressively got Audigy off the ground (don't worry, as a new employee you'll hear the story a dozen times in your first month). However, his reluctance to step aside and allow a senior leadership team that understands corporate business to take over is at the root of all their foibles. The CEO is a man-child with a high school diploma, refusing to quit playing office and allow his strong second-in-command, or any other qualified leader, take the reigns of the company. As a direct result of this, the company now suffers from a juvenile and spiteful culture. In addition to over-inflated titles (seriously, how are we all Managers??) and over-promised bonuses that never occur, the employees are subjected to a promotion system based on favoritism rather than merit, experience or performance. The abysmal work/life balance includes several business trips that take place over weekends, rather than during the week, and include sharing hotel rooms with coworkers (is that even legal?); two tidbits they fail to share with you in the interview process when asking if you're "willing to travel." The bait and switch that happens from the interview process to employment is pretty disgraceful, and is pretty indicative of most of the business practices happening at Audigy HQ.

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    Audigy Group Response

    March 4, 2015Director, Talent Acquisition

    Our philosophy on the recruiting team is to be as open as possible during recruitment to allow candidates to make the best decision for themselves and their family. We believe in educating candidates, being a resource to ensure all questions are answered, and setting expectations for the interview and employment process. With that goal in mind, we’re continuing to become as transparent as possible during the interview process and look forward to showcasing our Cultures and Values slide deck to help employees get a true feel for our values as an organization. It’s our hope that this and other initiatives will allow people who naturally align to our culture to be excited about our organization as well as helping people who do not naturally align to self-select out of the process. After all, our culture is not one size fits all and we’re getting better at identifying these natural fits and helping the people who don’t fit define and find the right culture for them. Regarding the business trips where our clients close their business to learn, develop, and grow in pursuit of their goals, the hours are long and the trips are challenging. Some of your many clients onsite will want to meet early in the morning over breakfast and others want to bond over drinks in the evening. This makes for long days and we are incredibly grateful for the support and dedication of our employees. It’s one of many reasons why we’re as proud of the people we work with as the services that provide.

  7. Helpful (19)

    "Not something I'd do again"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with great people. Provides great insight into complex business models, management and entrepreneurship.

    Cons

    High stress and low compensation. Very high turn over. Most employees work well over 55-60 hours a week for minimal compensation. Very little room to grow upwards in this organization as the core group is well integrated and established.

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    Audigy Group Response

    July 23, 2014Director, Talent Acquisition

    You’re absolutely correct in that the core group is well established. Most of these people have made great sacrifices to earn the positions they have achieved. Knowing that almost all employees will want growth in their tenure though is a key reason why other companies have been created as this has and will provide additional opportunities for growth and the opportunity to become part of a future core group. We also encourage employees to create solutions to any gaps to ensure that people are fully utilized and stretched to grow professionally. As an organization, we’re sorry that you did not feel heard. We’re committed to improving our internal processes to ensure that all employees have recurring one-on-one meetings with their managers and direct access to anyone in the organization.

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