Spotify Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated May 4, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Jun 16, 2017 - Senior Frontend Developer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Near unlimited growth potential, I love it here.

    Cons

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

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall Solid Company

    May 4, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Solid Benefits Actually good at work life balance with sickdays not consuming vacation time as well

    Cons

    As it's grown it has gotten much more process heavy

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  3. 4.0
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    Oct 1, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer 
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    Pros

    good food fun workplace listening to music

    Cons

    lack of vision going forward, trying to get a lot of small wins, but autonomy doesnt work in that space

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Spotify Cares

    Mar 30, 2015 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Spotify genuinely cares about is employees and it shows. They invest in employees with a week long "intro days" trip to Stockholm hq. The organization is relatively flat with opportunities to move laterally and try new things as well as grow your career and responsibilities. There is very little resistance from the org if you want to invest time and energy. Hack time is great and well respected by the company from the top down, including a hack day usually every 2 weeks and a full organized hack week every so often. There is a strong ethic of questioning things, even well established things and making sure that ideas still pass the test. There is some really top notch engineering talent and few people who are not at least very good engineers. Food is really good. Plenty of good options for breakfast and lunch and often there is food to be had for dinner as well and plenty of beverages, including iced coffee, espresso and a good selection of beers.

    Cons

    The technology infrastructure and client are pretty well established and a lot technology decisions are all already made. There is some pretty strong resistance to introducing new technology for fairly legitimate reasons. Spotify is really becoming a data driven company and there some excellent opportunities for data engineering. There are too many internal quirky libraries and systems that could be better served by using something open source or more standard. This seems to have been recognized and this is gradually being phased out. Benefits could be a little stronger like paid transportation and gym memberships for instance would really be nice.

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

    Great place to work

    Jul 22, 2018 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    - Excellent benefits - Vacation / time-off is valued and promoted - Blame-free culture - Ability to move to other teams / locations - Teams are autonomous when it comes to process / the way they work

    Cons

    - Non-tech side of the company has a different culture - Lack of diversity in tech and in company leadership

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    11 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome!

    Jul 4, 2016 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Fantastic work-life balance. A great culture with fantastic passionate people. A very empowering environment!

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    4 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    great company

    Mar 22, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm, Stockholm
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    Pros

    Bunch of smart people & lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Can be chaotic at times

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place

    Feb 20, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
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    Pros

    Super transparent environment Good salaries Great product

    Cons

    Company is too big and sometimes it can be slow to take decisions in a squad / tribe level

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Swedish company

    Mar 18, 2021 - Senior Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm, Stockholm
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    Pros

    Progressive, Swedish, sick leave, private insurance

    Cons

    Americanised nowadays, not always fair, stressful, not entirely transparent

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Recommended

    Feb 4, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm, Stockholm
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    Pros

    Great environment and great people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

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