SoundCloud Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Simply amazing.

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    Current Employee - Business Development  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development in New York, NY

    I have been working at SoundCloud full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company rocks. ( I mean that, figuratively AND literally.) The people here are SO friendly and down to earth. The NY office is beautiful and spacious. Typical work hours are from 9:30-6, but everyone seems to work within their own schedule. It's just so refreshing to be at a company where everyone is actually passionate about the product, and believes in a common goal. The perks are INCREDIBLE (ie: catered lunches twice a week, snacks galore, and last but not least...real-life musical instruments for happy hour jam sessions.) Need I say more?

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons. However, I guess since the company hasn't really started selling ads on the platform as of yet - there's a bit of of an unknown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! The future certainly seems bright!

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Can't even say enough....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Never have I known a management team to so fully invest in its employees. This is a company that deeply cares about employee wellness and happiness.

    Cons

    We are growing so fast that sometimes its hard to keep the stress at bay as we scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on the people, the passion and the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, passionate people, growing fast.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SoundCloud

    Pros

    Challenging work and really passionate people.
    Very flexible ways of working and opportunities for growth.
    Friendly atmosphere and open vibe.

    Cons

    High growth brings problems that the company could predict a bit better.
    Accountability sometimes gets lost through consensus approach to problem solving.
    Being authentic whilst growing is tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge and talk about change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's everything you expect, and more.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

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

    Pros

    The last few years SoundCloud has gone through a lot of change but despite this, has done a great job of retaining its great culture and work atmosphere.
    You get to work with extremely passionate people who care about their work.
    There is never a dull moment (if you like clock watching, this is not the place for you : ).
    We all take the time to celebrate our achievements.
    We have the opportunity to 'fix things' in the way we work.
    The office office space is amazing (really amazing).
    The work-life balance is good, but you have to be the master of your own calendar.

    Cons

    We're a growing company. Sometimes we move a little too quickly and wrong decisions are made but we're getting better at this and learning from these experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to give us trust and communicate often. These are two of the most important things which we need to continue doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, great energy, working hard and celebrating success

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at SoundCloud full-time

    Pros

    The People! Open culture, passion for the product and driven to constantly raise the bar.
    International, Berlin based but people from all over the world
    Clear vision and defined purpose

    Cons

    Growing very quickly so looking for the right balance in organizing while keeping the start up dna. So far successful but interested to see how this plays out over the years. For now it looks like we are set up for success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping going! Loving it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company culture and challenges to work on

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SoundCloud full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people, lots of perks, events, and great office.

    Cons

    Salaries are low and it does not match up with the demands of the job
    Not all department get treated the same as in growth and learning development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Some will have have an excellent experience, some will not.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at SoundCloud full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are young, smart and fun. Socialising is fantastic, especially if you're particularly in-tune with the Berlin music scene. The product is also very high profile and well-loved in some circles.

    Cons

    The company suffers from transitionary challenges - most specifically, the conflict between the original startup family "inner circle", and more recent recruits; those who were on-board in the early days have carte blanche, whereas those hired since are treated with suspicion. This doesn't benefit anyone.

    Upper management may feel the need to dabble in the work of those lower down the "food-chain", yet doesn't make time to actually get to know the position that workers are actually in. Management may also overestimate their ability to attract talent, and as such does not care as much as it should about nurturing and retaining talent.

    There may also be a unhealthy attitude to working hours - not length, ironically, but the *later* the better. Arriving in the morning and hoping to be home for dinner is not a good idea. Much better to arrive after lunch and leave before midnight - this will win you favour with upper management...

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    A great company with even greater goals.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Management is really open to suggestions and care about everyone's input. Lots of really talented people and support from the organization.

    Cons

    Salaries are quite low when you match the experience and the qualities we demand out of people and what we offer as compensation. Cooperation among teams is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should have more attainable and trackable goals. It is hard to coordinate work among teams and it seems there are too many things going on. Many doesn't seem to be aligned with the company's goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Front End Engineer  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Front End Engineer in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at SoundCloud full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    – atmosphere of trust and transparency
    – great team of motivated professionals
    – awesome product
    – very interesting technological challenges

    Cons

    – not the highest pay considering the qualities expected from the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with all the cool stuff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A growing fast teenager

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at SoundCloud full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Still small enough individuals make a difference
    - Full of perks, expats in Berlin have the best assistance
    - Recent changes in tech stack promote freedom and ingenuity

    Cons

    - Pay is typical for Berlin (good if you live there, don't expect to make money)
    - Growing fast, hard to keep track of everything
    - A lot of A people, some B people and still some leftover C people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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