- 2.0May 15, 2019Data ScientistCurrent EmployeeNew York, NY
The people that work here are smart and wonderful, and it's great to get to work on a product beloved around the world. Unparalleled work-life balance and excellent benefits. The company is also very transparent (it's easy for anyone at the company to learn what strategic priorities are).
Frequent disruptive reorgs, little room for professional growth (people are brought in from the outside rather than being promoted from within), and major growing pains20
- 5.0Nov 12, 2023Senior Software EngineerCurrent EmployeeNew York, NY
Spotify encourages a culture of learning and growth. It has developed a fast-paced culture, despite being a large company, which you're actively building new systems and growing your expertise. It's org structure is designed such that you won't ever feel like your team is not a part of the company's missions.
While changing recently, the engineering community has a tendency to build first without first discovering if the needed infrastructure already exists.1
- 4.0Oct 17, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLos Angeles, CA
- Fantastic benefits, including 6 months maternity leave which should just be the standard everywhere. - Work-life balance (at least in my role, and many others. I've heard certain roles like accounting can be pretty slammed. It also seemed like they needed more HR reps) - Trip to Sweden for "Intro Days" (It's held at an off-site location in Stockholm. You don't actually get to visit Spotify headquarters although you are welcome to pop by.) - Prioritizes remote work and flexibility - Great ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) - Culture overall felt very on-brand with Spotify's external face and it definitely felt like I was working for a Swedish company that prioritized parents. - Feels great to say you work for Spotify.
- Too many channels for company communication. You have to be really vigilant on all the emails, Workplace, meetings, etc to feel like you are up-to-date. - Cross-departmental integration could have been better. Overall, different departments felt very siloed from each other and like the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing sometimes — even if their priorities and interests overlapped. - Spotify says it cares deeply about internal mobility, but it really is left up to the individual to make sense of the organization and where they can go next which is made difficult by the above.^