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Updated Sep 28, 2020

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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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Leadership in Music Tech

      Sep 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      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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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Revolutionizing The Music Industry

      May 21, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Super smart & passionate employees Great culture + work life balance - free lunches, great office space, flexible work schedule, artist visits The company is revolutionizing the music industry. It's definitely going places, it's just a matter of when

      Cons

      Cross team collaboration is difficult between departments & countries Short term goals outweigh long term company strategy Some members of senior management are a bit out of touch

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      SoundCloud

      Dec 8, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      smart people, creativity $, mission driven organization, work/life balance

      Cons

      low pay, limited career growth, general growing pains

      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      One of the best places to work in Berlin

      Sep 6, 2020 - IOS Engineer in Berlin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People are very open for support, sharing knowledge - You’re allowed to spend 20% of your time (usually Fridays) on projects not strictly related to your product work. If you’re interested in different technologies, there will be always someone who can help you. Very good work-life balance - for engineers working over-hours or on weekends almost never happens and would be considered as a negative sign. There are many occasions to celebrate wins together, every few months there will be a Friday party hosted by employees and more Great company culture - you can see that many people are really into music - playing instruments, DJing, producing, (…).

      Cons

      If you expect the company that moves and iterates fast, SoundCloud might not be the best place. The amount of tech-debt is quite significant what slows down the engineering a lot. But because of this could be a great place for training your architectural skills, navigating toward goals with limited resources. SoundCloud might improve on testing - since there is no QA team onsite, engineers need to rely on automated tests or external support. This not always can be enough and quite often simple mistakes make it to the production.

      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It's everything you expect, and more.

      Jun 16, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The last few years SoundCloud has gone through a lot of change but despite this, has done a great job of retaining its great culture and work atmosphere. You get to work with extremely passionate people who care about their work. There is never a dull moment (if you like clock watching, this is not the place for you : ). We all take the time to celebrate our achievements. We have the opportunity to 'fix things' in the way we work. The office office space is amazing (really amazing). The work-life balance is good, but you have to be the master of your own calendar.

      Cons

      We're a growing company. Sometimes we move a little too quickly and wrong decisions are made but we're getting better at this and learning from these experiences.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Huge potential, some growing pains

      Nov 20, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, great people, company dedicated to openness and transparency, huge user base, work-life balance is great, time to learn on the job, very approachable senior management

      Cons

      Keeping a consistent engineering management staff has not been possible, external factors influence work very directly (law suits, fundraising), product planning/ideation process can be confusing and seems outdated

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jan 20, 2018 - Software Engineer in Berlin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Amazing culture Great work/life balance Strong engineers

      Cons

      People that level up are not the best ones, but the more visible/political ones Will it be profitable?

      2 people found this review helpful
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