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Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Best work/life balance from a company that I have ever experienced (in 22 reviews)

  • Great culture and incredible co-workers (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Dismiss all problems as "growing pains" (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper Management" is ultimately responsible for the problems at "the bottom", so Upper Management is not doing a good job (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing people, challenging problems, great culture

    Cons

    Very entrepreneurial - I like it - some might not


  2. "Best Place To Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spotify full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands down the best company and culture I've ever worked for - smart, passionate folks driving towards same mission. People are ambitious in work ethic but also kind. Type of environment for those people that like to get it done and get it done at a fast pace.

    Cons

    They offer too much delicious free food. Should have exercise equipment to compensate.

    Advice to Management

    Employee morale at an all time high - don't let it change - keep doing what you're doing!

  3. "Account Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spotify full-time

    Pros

    Incredible environment, culture & benefits.

    Cons

    Process was in limbo when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spotify full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people working on a great product

    Cons

    Need more space for people to use


  5. "Pockets of greatness"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spotify full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great minds and talent.

    Cons

    If you're not in one of the pockets, your mileage may vary. Can tend to feel like a lot of people are checked out waiting to go public. Stockholm and New York offices are vastly different experiences. Leadership is mainly in Stockholm.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk.


  6. "Great people and growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spotify full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Warm, inclusive culture.
    Everyone is dedicated to their jobs and seems to enjoy their work.
    Company mission and growth directions are on point.
    Still at the size where there is potential for individual employees to have their voices heard.

    Cons

    The Boston office has music playing all the time which is distracting and hard to tune out when we need to concentrate.
    Compensation is just ok.
    Should have product leads also contribute to the technical stack.


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spotify full-time

    Pros

    great career, living, hosued in NYC, fun company culture

    Cons

    not much bad things to say... sad to have left, miss it.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Frontend Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Frontend Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Spotify full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Near unlimited growth potential, I love it here.

    Cons

    So much happening, it's impossible to keep track of it all.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work..sometimes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spotify full-time

    Pros

    Free food, great benefits, parental leave, company culture. First place I've ever worked where I felt my employer actually cares about me

    Cons

    Autonomy - everyone does what they want how they want. No process a lot falls through the cracks
    Salary, not great no bonuses and yearly increases are only for cost of living
    No one disconnects - you're expected to answer emails during vacation or your boss will text you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the little guys more, they keep the place running.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Data Curator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Curator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spotify full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and diverse people, public playlist is awesome during the day, the office is constantly stocked with a great assortment of snacks

    Cons

    Messy organizational shifts and turnaround, difficult to join the company without internal referral or prior internship with company, difficulty with upper management

    Advice to Management

    Cleaner organization turnarounds


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