Compare CBS Interactive vs Spotify BETA

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CBS Interactive

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Spotify

Employee Ratings

  • Spotify scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 480 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 447 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Spotify employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than CBS Interactive employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.2
Spotify employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than CBS Interactive employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
4.0
Spotify employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than CBS Interactive employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
CBS Interactive Ceo Marc DeBevoise
63%
63%Marc DeBevoise
CEO Approval
Spotify Ceo Daniel Ek
89%
89%Daniel Ek
Spotify employees rated their CEO Approval 26% higher than CBS Interactive employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
55%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Spotify employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than CBS Interactive employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
40%
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Spotify employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than CBS Interactive employees rated theirs.

Salaries

CBS Interactive has 404 more total submitted salaries than Spotify.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer60 Salaries
$94,061/yr
Account Coordinator37 Salaries
$49,472/yr
Product Manager22 Salaries
$85,878/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer34 Salaries
$141,493/yr
Director16 Salaries
$207,223/yr
Product Manager14 Salaries
$153,179/yr

What Employees Say

  • Spotify had 13 more reviews than CBS Interactive that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at CBS Interactive.
  • "Growing pains" was the most mentioned Con at Spotify.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 46 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 39 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 59 reviews)
"Free food"(in 42 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 24 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 16 reviews)
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 20 reviews)
"Stockholm"(in 20 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Video Editor

I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time

Pros

Great place to work at. There are so many ERG options.

Cons

There are no cons as of now

Current Employee - Software Engineer II

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

Pros

I have been at Spotify over 3 years now, and it's an excellent employer. I don't think we are comparable to Google or Facebook in terms of engineering competency but we are one of the best employers... in every other way. - Great benefits - Incredibly diverse (in many ways - terms of gender, ethnicity, languages, etc) - Passionate about audio - Incentivizes learning (via conferences, internal trainings, embeds) - Easy to move around, either team or role - Plenty of colleagues with personality - A handful of world class engineers that are easy to talk to - Daniel and C-level management are refreshingly transparency. Huge fan of Daniel, Gustav, Barry's personality and approach to business. Honoured to work under them. - Positive work environment - Never afraid of change - Truly autonomous, each team mostly operates as its own "business" - We make decisions primarily based on our own insight/views, secondly what our customers are saying, and thirdly what our competitors are doing. Priorities are right - We are 100% working on the right thing. Everything proves towards it - Incredible afterworks and summer/winter parties - Huge emphasis on team over individual - Great investments in technical infrastructure, ie Kubernetes/Kotlin/Swift - Real work-life balance, in true Swedish fashion

Cons

- It can be slow to make decisions or ship (but being here for a while, I'm not entirely convinced if this is just due to a sprint vs marathon mindset. But yes it's very intentional from... management) - Astoundingly poor manager retention (I am seeing managers leave left right and center, unclear why this is the case, and this will affect your personal growth) - Constant state of change in terms of restructuring (although you do get used to it, but it will affect your individual goals potentially significantly) - Promotion culture is weak. It has good intentions, but fails to work time and time again. Two examples: first is one person didn't get promoted because "they didn't ask for it" (and others don't because "they ask too much rather than doing") and the second example is I saw someone not get promoted because they did not show enough loyalty in their tribe. Has nothing to do with our newly introduced promotion framework and plays a part in why we struggle to maintain senior talent. - To my surprise, the longer you've been at Spotify the lower your salary has proven to be (and the new hires get offered significantly higher base salaries). I am not even sure if it is a good idea to just leave and come back 6 months later. Intentions are good, but in reality performs astoundingly with varying results. I am also unclear how this compares with other companies. - Increasingly political and process-driven, which doesn't suit individuals who want to stay as individuals. This makes us increasingly slower to execute - HR seems to rule the business. No exceptions exists in Spotify. This seems to stem from Swedish business culture where there are no exceptions. Don't work harder, it is not valued. Work hard during your paid hours and you'll be fine. You have to be a role higher than HR, such as a senior business leader, to be remotely considered as an exception.

Job Postings

Spotify has 158 more recently posted open jobs than CBS Interactive.