Sonos Santa Barbara Reviews

Updated Jan 2, 2021

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4.3
67%
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Sonos CEO Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
22 Ratings
  1. "Forced review by glassdoor"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Sonos full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture and great teammates

    Cons

    None to say for now

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Pains"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, discounts on product & services

    Cons

    New Leadership post IPO changed culture

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Inexperienced Leadership"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    RSUs and company culture CEO Open and honest communication from key leaders

    Cons

    Inexperienced leadership Politics IT leadership

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  4. "A company that really cares about the employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - awesome product - lots of room for ownership - generous benefits & work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation isn’t on par yet, Kate felt since stock prices hasn’t changed since the IPO

  5. "Industrial Design Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Industrial Designer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonos for less than a year

    Pros

    Sonos was an amazing company to work for. The culture, creativity and compensation was the best I have experienced during my time as a student/intern.

    Cons

    I didn’t feel there were any apparent negatives. I really enjoyed my experience at Sonos.

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Neutral outlook"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting blend of hardware and software experience Some talented colleagues Has gotten better with benefits (401k match, stock options)

    Cons

    Too often people are rewarded for being blockers to innovation/new ideas (reluctance to try new things) Promotions largely dictated by politics vs. performance

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  7. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome product. Great place to work with amazing CEO who lives Sonos values. A lot of opportunities here to grow in your career.

    Cons

    Difficulty in collaborating across various team due to messy processes and systems.

  8. "great"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonos part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible time, good staff, managers

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  9. "Great Intern program"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Sonos for less than a year

    Pros

    I was hired as an Intern for 4 months. As a fully integrated part of the team from the beginning I learned a lot and had a great experience with the mentoring

    Cons

    None for the time being there.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing Culture, Unique work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Sonos culture top-down from Patrick Spence is unlike any other company I've work for. Sonos consistently says, "We're here to empower you to do the best work of your lives". This statement is backed by the leadership and I've always felt empowered to work on amazing new things. The variety of work you can work on at Sonos is really amazing as well. It's not often you get to work with world-class software and hardware engineers in the same company.

    Cons

    - Pay is not as good as silicon valley

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