The Echo Nest

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The Echo Nest Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company if you're an engineer.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Echo Nest as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Environment 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.

    Cons

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

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

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    Former Employee - Marketing & QA Intern in Somerville, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing & QA Intern in Somerville, MA

    I worked at The Echo Nest as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    During 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.

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  3.  

    underpaid, overworked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Echo Nest

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor Management, poor technical leadership

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  5.  

    Best job experience I've had.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Echo Nest

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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  6.  

    Startup at the brink of the casm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerville, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerville, MA

    I worked at The Echo Nest

    Pros

    Bright, nice people, very young crowd

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk the talk, do the walk.

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