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Spotify – Why Work For Us?

Spotify is a new way to listen to music

Millions of tracks, any time you like. Just search for it in Spotify, then play it. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it.

A world of music awaits

Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: millions of tracks and counting. Spotify comes in all shapes and sizes, available for your PC, Mac, home audio system and mobile phone. Wherever you go, your music follows you.

And because the music plays live, there’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive.

Music is social

It’s now easier than ever to discover and share music with your friends. Thanks to Spotify and Facebook, you can see and hear what your friends are listening to – just hit play on any music post.

You can also share music with a flick of the wrist. Send it straight to your friends, or post tracks on social networks. It’s how music should be.

Join our band

With a great product and brilliant people, it's no surprise that Spotify is such a successful and fast-growing company.

That's why we're always on the look-out for new, talented people who can help us to achieve our goal - to make music instantly available to everyone, wherever they are. 

If you are looking for a fun and exciting workplace with talented and passionate colleagues, this is definitely the place to be.

 


Why join Spotify?

  • We're dynamic, bold, fast-paced and energetic. We don't do dull moments.
  • We see opportunities rather than boundaries, using technology to make all our lives a little bit better.
  • We aim big, and you will be able to do so as well.
  • What you do will impact the lives of millions of people and artists around the globe.
  • You will work with talented colleagues from many different countries and offices.
  • We're friendly and like a good laugh. It's Spotify we take seriously, not ourselves.
  • We are curious and like questions, so you can always bring forward your opinion.
  • We're a diverse bunch too. So expect to find us welcoming and appreciative no matter who you are.

 

Meet some of our people

To give you a taste of what it's like to work here, we've asked a few of our colleagues to describe life at Spotify.

 

Ricardo Santos

Software Engineer

"Hi, I'm Ricardo and I'm a Software Engineer here at Spotify! Although naturally from Lisbon, Portugal's capital and biggest city, I grew up down south, in the smaller and sunnier town of Faro.

When I first came across Spotify, it amazed me the overall quality of the service, but more than anything else, how fast it would play any track I'd wish. The music lover in me loved the new service I had found and, the engineer in me loved to find that Spotify was hiring and furthermore, the technologies they used were appealing to me. I decided to apply.

Does "I love it!" sound too sketchy? Well seriously, most people here at Spotify are really passionate about what they do, that includes me.

As most engineers at Spotify, I get to participate in a lot of different projects. However, I spend most of the time with Team Content. We do funny stuff to music tracks and album metadata so that it all gets delivered nicely to you.

I'm not sure if I should include here that I can also frequently be seen skating around the office or shooting people with NERF guns..."

You just have, Ricardo.

"Well anyway, one can do a lot of things around here!"

 

 

John Brophy

Premium Campaign Manager

After studying Business Administration at Plymouth University, John spent seven years running the nightlife social network he co-founded - dontstayin.com. After selling the company, he knew exactly where he wanted to go next, Spotify.

John looks after all the campaigns that help convert users into our lovely Premium service.

"It's great to be part of such an amazing team. We're constantly growing and learning what makes our users tick. Everyone has a really entrepreneurial attitude towards work. There are no slackers in the office, everyone loves to be here. I'm really proud to be working on something that is redefining an industry."

John's most amazing experience at Spotify was when he was introduced to Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. They had just popped in to see the office…as you do!

"My advice to people who want to work here? Watch the jobs page on Spotify.com like a hawk. Be proactive, follow us on twitter to get an idea of how we work / think. If you get an interview, be brilliant / confident and come in with ideas on how we can improve the service!"

What music do you like, John? "I like good music! I go from listening to the darkest techno from Berlin to classical tracks from Bach to rocking out to the Eagles of Death Metal. Have a listen!"

 

 

Sophia Bendz

Global Director of Marketing

Sophia grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, and studied the master program in economics at Stockholm University and Contemporary Art at Baruch College in New York.

Over to Sophe.

"I met Martin and Daniel in 2006 and got super excited about Spotify. So when they asked me to join the team and come and work for them, I didn't need to think for very long."

And what makes you smile about your job?

"I get to work with music and a product that helps people to enjoy music, regardless of time, place or platform. We make sure nothing comes between our users and their favourite music. That's such a beautiful thing and it's why I feel like what we do really matters.

My previous years working as a consultant have been beneficial to me, but what I believe is the most important thing - no matter what job you're at - is your drive and attitude. In a start-up it's crucial to be able to solve problems, embrace change, think in new patterns and enjoy it while doing so."

Words of wisdom for people interested in working here?

"Please keep visiting our Jobs pages. It's the only place we advertise jobs, so make sure you pop back regularly."

Spotify around the world

Stockholm, Sweden

New York, USA

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Berlin, Germany

Cambridge, UK

Chicago, USA

Copenhagen, Denmark

Gothenburg, Sweden

Hong Kong, China

London, UK

Los Angeles, USA

Madrid, Spain

Mexico City, Mexico

Oslo, Norway

Paris, France

San Francisco, USA

Sao Paolo, Brazil (TBD)

Singapore, Singapore (TBD)

Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

Spotify Reviews

3.8
62 Reviews
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Daniel Ek
29 Ratings
  • It was low commitment and low reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Student Representative in UCI, CA
    Former Contractor - Student Representative in UCI, CA

    I worked at Spotify as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    no specific time requirement, low commitment, perks included 50 dollars of compensation in addition to high quality speakers, spotify decals, stickers. This provided opportunities to continue long term involvement but no promotion.

    Cons

    Requires you to advertise on any form of social media you possess, which decreases the legitimacy of your social media posts. Also requires you to use multiple campus organizations into your customers which causes alienation and reduced suppport.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease the amount of social media hijacking and increase the benefits. When my social media presence becomes entirely a commercial, its not going to benefit the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Spotify Interviews

Updated Mar 17, 2015
Updated Mar 17, 2015

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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6%

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    Reporting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spotify in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    A python programming assignment.
    I need to implement an app which read poem from the command line or web server and then generate a spotify playlist regarding to the poem.
    eg.
    "If I cannot let it go out of my mind"
    the music playlist should be
    "If I cannot"
    "let it go"
    "out of my mind"
    Also the assignment needs to connect to the its metadata.
    I am not familiar with python and web programming...

    Interview Questions
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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Spotify Awards & Accolades

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Most Innovative Company, Technology Review, 2012
Hottest Streaming Media Company, Adweek Digital HotList, 2011
Hottest Start Up, Adweek Digital HotList, 2011
Best Music Service, Mashable Awards, 2011
Game Changer of the Year, Spike TV, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.spotify.com
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

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