The Echo Nest
3.8 of 5 5 reviews
the.echonest.com Somerville, MA 16 to 50 Employees

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Updated May 14, 2014

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The Echo Nest CEO Jim Lucchese

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    Great company if you're an engineer.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEnvironment is open and friendly, Co-workers are quirky and fun. Free lunch on Fridays is always a plus. Exciting projects and exposure to new music.

    ConsFew opportunities for upward mobility. Would sometimes sacrifice quality of programming for ease.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome company, awesome people. Now, part of Spotify.

    Marketing & QA Intern (Former Employee)
    Somerville, MA

    ProsI was only an intern, but great people who are all passionate about music and technology. People are relaxed, open, and friendly to new employees and interns and you really feel a great sense of community. The company seemed to have good benefits as well as great internal communication.

    ConsDuring the day, it can often be extremely quiet... but that's just everyone being that extremely hard at work and passionate about what they do. The second you go up to someone, they're as friendly as can be (as long as they're not in a crunch). In the past, they were a startup and I believe that overall their benefits reflected that (though I think on the better side). Now, though, they're part of Spotify and I'm unsure what the benefits are like.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    underpaid, overworked

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company's mission is very cool.
    They are solving interesting problems.

    ConsPoor Management, poor technical leadership

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    Best job experience I've had.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEverything. Amazing work environment. Everyone is very helpful and willing to let you grow on your own time.

    ConsI can't really think of anything. The Echo Nest is full of incredible smart, amazingly motivated people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Startup at the brink of the casm

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
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    ProsBright, nice people, very young crowd

    ConsSenior management still has a bit of a sweatshop mentality. Not willing to invest fully to get to the next step in focusing of a balance between features and quality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't talk the talk, do the walk.

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