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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic place to work. I've never had so much fun with my colleagues. Great culture and great people."

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    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Beatport

    Pros

    Everyone in the company, without exception, is passionate about music. The people I worked with worked hard and respected one another. The agile development environment worked well.

    Cons

    In 2013, the CTO was non-technical and the Director of Engineering was a bit of a push-over. Lack of technical leadership is the only con I saw which from my understanding has changed since the SFX acquisition.

    Beatport2015-03-19
  2. "Okay company with great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Beatport full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers Health Benefits Dogs in the office Had a nice Manager

    Cons

    Former CEO Salary was low Limited growth opportunities

    Beatport2017-11-20
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Run"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Beatport full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    You get to work on legacy platforms from 10 years ago if you are interested in vintage frameworks and old hat thinking. You get to work with poorly trained individuals from top to bottom with management put in place merely by coincidence rather than proven expertise. The only talent seems to be in infrastructure as they are the ones that had to keep that mess up on a regular basis while fighting constant fires. The HR...

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    Cons

    Working on heaps of old technologies that you prefer to avoid telling people you worked on rather than be proud to put on your resume. The overall experience was good to start but, then company in general has lost itself. It's been on a trend downwards for a while now. There are so many companies in Denver that have so much more opportunity I would recommend saving yourself the time and disappointment.

    Advice to Management

    This is a tough one considering I would say get new management and a new software team and literally start over. Be what you are... an online store not a tech company.

    Beatport2016-08-18
  4. Helpful (2)

    "The beat stopped"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Beatport full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Working with a lot of people who care about music. Insight into the music industry from an e-commerce perspective. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Management is very self centered and didn't take simple advice to make improvements to the product. Product manger was more worried about how cool he looked to DJ's and labels instead of listening to staff on how solve simple problems and developing a good product. No vision. No goals No incentives

    Advice to Management

    What do you even do? Listen to people who know how to fix things with simple solutions, not just product managers with endless road maps to nowhere. Come up with a vision for the company.

    Beatport2016-07-25
  5. Helpful (3)

    "POS business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Beatport for more than a year

    Pros

    really nice perks at the office

    Cons

    horrible management no direction a bunch of bullies

    Advice to Management

    rethink EVERYTHING about your management style

    Beatport2016-01-16
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't count Beatport out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Beatport full-time

    Pros

    - Great people! For many who work here, its a dream job where they get to make a living while being close to their passion for dance music. You don't need to be DJ, Producer of fan of electronic music to work here but many people of us are and its what drives loyalty and excitement for what they do everyday. - A history of overcoming challenges even when they are steep. We have made our share of mistakes over the years...

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    Cons

    - There has been some instability in the past year + that has created confusion, lack of clarity on direction, etc - Career development opportunities are unclear - There is a lot of negative press about Beatport and our parent company, SFX Entertainment that has an impact on employees

    Advice to Management

    There is a clear turnaround in process at Beatport right now. Keep it going and keep the communication flowing with employees. And trust that employees will work hard and do the right thing for the business if they are in turn given trust to get their job done while balancing other things in their lives.

    Beatport2015-12-04
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sorry Beatport, you got SFX'ed"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Beatport full-time

      Pros

      It was a great place to work. great team, great people.

      Cons

      After the SFX takeover everything went down the tubes.

      Beatport2015-11-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Decent place to work"

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      Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
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      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      Good pay, free EDM concert tickets, laid back culture

      Cons

      No 401K match, expensive family benefits, little opportunity for growth and development

      Beatport2015-06-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "A mixed bag - great staff, questionable direction, no incentives"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Beatport full-time

      Pros

      Great staff that is super passionate about electronic music and culture. By far, the best part about Beatport and I've met some incredible people here. Really cool company events. Casual work environment. Pay can be competitive depending on position. Lots of social opportunities due to everyone being a DJ or event promoter. Up until recently, very flexible work/life balance. And I hear they're finally doing cost of living...

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      Cons

      High turnover rate. It's a very small company with little room for advancement for non senior-level employees - most people I talked to hadn't received raises in years. Annual reviews literally just started this year. No incentives - no 401k match, no profit sharing, no bonuses. Health and dental benefits were significantly reduced recently. Ownership and leadership both have been a revolving door, resulting in conflicting...

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      Advice to Management

      Learn from the SFX fiasco and don't repeat it by trying to turn Beatport into something it's not. Beatport is not a startup - it's an established name with a large customer base. Understand that remote work is a reality of today's economy, and that it produces happier, more engaged and more loyal employees. And give people something tangible to work towards. Just a paycheck is no longer cutting it in today's competitive...

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      Beatport2018-03-30
    • "Marketing Director"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Beatport full-time

      Pros

      - The company is in a positive restructuring process after a major change in the parent company LiveStyle. - A really nice environment, with passionate people and a brilliant leadership team which are doing a great job in restructuring the company. - The interview process was really professional and transparent. - The onboarding process was very warmful and structured. - Cool industry for music lovers. - Flat hierarchy....

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      Cons

      I had nothing to say but the best about the company.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing the great work :)

      Beatport2018-03-07
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