Spotify Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2020

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3.8
72%
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88%
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Spotify CEO  and  Co-Founder Daniel Ek
Daniel Ek
303 Ratings
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  • "growing pains and learning how to be efficient(in 20 reviews)

  • "Only disadvantage was that it's hard for partners to find work in Stockholm(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great company with a lot of talent

    Cons

    Some people were promoted in earlier days and continue to sit in lead positions when they shouldn’t

    Spotify2020-05-24
  2. "Don't talk the talk if you can't walk the walk."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Spotify full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They are trying to encourage employees to be nice.

    Cons

    Extreme micromanaging and micro aggressions from management.

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    Spotify2020-06-03
  3. "Great people/culture in an interesting problem space"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Get to tackle technical problems within the extremely interesting domain of music / lots of intelligent people passionate about tech, music, and podcasts - Huge emphasis on curbing burnout and keeping people happy and engaged - You get to be at the forefront of an entire industry and to think about how to shape the audio experience for hundreds of millions of people - Beautiful office spaces - Transparent upper management If you're interested in working at the intersection of music and tech--where you can really have a hand in making the audio experience better--there is no better company out there. If your primary concern is money then you're better off working at FAANG.

    Cons

    - Difficult to work split between Stockholm and NY -- cultural divide/differing mentalities of doing things can cause tension - Disheartening to see cases when profit is prioritized over artist or user satisfaction - Slow upward growth trajectory

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    Spotify2020-05-17
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for me at this point in life"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is excellent. Upper management is transparent and honest. Compensation is good (but not as good as other big tech companies). The NYC office is beautiful and the food program has gotten so much better over time. Spotify is overall a great place to work if you have or are starting a family. The parental leave program is second to none and they're extremely supportive as you reintegrate back into the office.

    Cons

    If you care solely about maximizing compensation then Spotify might not be for you. You'll make more at any of the big tech companies, but likely the work life balance will be poor. Reorgs are also a way of life here, often times unnecessary. There can also be a lot of politics and backstabbing at the mid-management level.

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    Spotify2020-04-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "-"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment and company culture

    Cons

    i don't think there is a negative side of working at here

    Spotify2020-04-25
  6. "Just okay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of free time and flexibility

    Cons

    Low salary, work is not motivating

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    Spotify2020-05-12
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Love the product, people - leadership leaves a lot to be desired"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Company has the right mission. 2. People are generally nice and want to do the right things. 3. It's a wonderful product that I've loved and continue to love 4. Free snacks, lunch and great medical benefits 5. Work life balance is amazing

    Cons

    1. There is a lack of accountability overall and the compensation structure doesn't reward innovation, leadership or excellent execution. 2. There is a serious lack of product and engineering leadership, specially within the Free Mission

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    Spotify2020-03-28
  8. "Great Place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are working for an industry leader without the bureaucracy of most companies

    Cons

    So many teams to understand and juggle internally

    Spotify2020-04-16
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Maturing Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Finance Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Spotify full-time

    Pros

    Lots of motivated people around

    Cons

    Some people have stayed too long and the Conpany has outgrown them

    Spotify2020-03-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place, but a little Slow"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teammates, great vibes, makes you feel cool and important, teams doing groundbreaking work at huge scale, pays attention to cultural and market trends as a truly global company.

    Cons

    In a strange place when it comes to bureacracy - not quite scaled in many systems and can get overwhelming. Also, if you're not in a key growth area, you may get lost. And there are many re-orgs that don't make it easy to transfer internally if you're not on Product adjacent teams.

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    Spotify2020-03-02
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