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Updated Jun 9, 2021

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4.5
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Pros
  • "Very good work-life balance - for engineers working over-hours or on weekends almost never happens and would be considered as a negative sign(in 8 reviews)

  • "Open culture, cool tech stack, Friday demos, beers on Fridays, free lunch twice a week, great work culture, easy to show off your skills(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Too many unexperienced people working in middle/upper management(in 4 reviews)

  • "Career growth hugely depends on teams and manager you have rather than your talent(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Feb 23, 2021 - Marketing Data Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Talented people who love music

      Cons

      Nothing to say at this time

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Jan 21, 2021 - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      the music provided by talented artists

      Cons

      to much time dedicated, long hours

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Leadership in Music Tech

      Sep 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great leadership, smart colleagues, supportive work/life balance -- and lots of opportunities to lead / manage interesting, fun, impactful projects.

      Cons

      Flat organization structure, which can lead to limited promotional growth opportunities.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Fine

      Sep 7, 2020 - Data Scientist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Working with music lovers and real technologists

      Cons

      Business model struggled against Spotify and Apple music

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love it!

      Aug 26, 2020 - Brand Designer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing work place, Great team

      Cons

      No cons at all, Soundcloud is amazing

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Onboarding Experience to Date

      Sep 25, 2019 - Workplace Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Soundcloud provides you everything you need to do your job successfully. You are supported from the top down. You can bring topics/ideas to the table and will be heard. You're voice matters. You work with an amazing group of individuals. Not to mention Lunch is provided 2x a week :)

      Cons

      Meeting schedule can be a bit hectic with timezones from Ber to NY to LA.

      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Simply amazing.

      Jun 12, 2014 - Business Development in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This company rocks. ( I mean that, figuratively AND literally.) The people here are SO friendly and down to earth. The NY office is beautiful and spacious. Typical work hours are from 9:30-6, but everyone seems to work within their own schedule. It's just so refreshing to be at a company where everyone is actually passionate about the product, and believes in a common goal. The perks are INCREDIBLE (ie: catered lunches twice a week, snacks galore, and last but not least...real-life musical instruments for happy hour jam sessions.) Need I say more?

      Cons

      I really can't think of any cons. However, I guess since the company hasn't really started selling ads on the platform as of yet - there's a bit of of an unknown.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing company

      Jul 2, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Great work culture that emphasizes work-life balance, cultural diversity, and recognition for top performance - The product is awesome and employees are super passionate about it - Engineering has solid technical talent and all the teams have passionate, caring, and intelligent people that act as great co-workers - New management has a clear strategic direction and is extremely transparent

      Cons

      - The 2017 layoffs negatively affected work culture and workspace, but it's rebounded to a normal place again - Salary and compensation is market average, company is willing to pay more for C-level executives than recruiting top, new talent (a strategy I disagree with)

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Started out cool, got worse and worse. Needs work

      Sep 25, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Great vacation days, parental leave, and health + dental insurance - Health and wellness budget - Learning and development budget - Fun product - Nice office - Many people devoted to making the product and company better

      Cons

      - Toxic people in high positions who manage not to get fired - Diversity & inclusion was said to be a priority but no one has time for it - People complain about issues but no one fixes them - Understaffed, hence the previous two points - Stressful because it's the music business - Technical career advancement is fairly impossible unless you are willing to move to Berlin - Management proficiency varies heavily because training is scarce - Some very incompetent people managed to get hired somehow - NYC office environment was very bro-y and competitive - Salary could be better for the amount and quality of work expected

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      16 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Who wouldn't want to work for SoundCloud?!

      Aug 12, 2015 -  in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      With a relaxed culture, cool people, and great perks, working at SoundCloud is a dream. I've always wanted to work for a company that has a product I feel passionate about, but also meets my personal needs as an employee. Though the in-office performances and catered lunches help spice up the typical "9 to 5", the best part of working at SoundCloud are the people - they've quickly become friends, as opposed to just coworkers. I look forward to coming to work every day, and that's what matters most.

      Cons

      Everything has been great thus far. Admittedly, I'm not working in my dream department, but even so, I've enjoyed learning the facets of a sector I may not have explored otherwise.

      2 people found this review helpful
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