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Spotify Stockholm Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

3.8
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  • The conpany has grown so quickly the last few years and there are still many growing pains (in 9 reviews)

  • They think free food can buy our happiness (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work except salary"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Culture
    -Best in the market
    -Great openness
    -Development of professionals
    -Opportunities for internal promotion

    Cons

    -Salaries in Stockholm are almost non-competitive
    -Politics
    -Middle management lives off developers and other workers by doing ppts, communicating and shielding themselves into others.
    -Tons of managers get hired, immediately hire someone else to do their job, they are never responsible.
    -Top management are top notch.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce middle management and proactively review the impact of each employee.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Started taking antidepressants"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, some good people are here, but leaving really fast nowadays. Average salary and benefits. Sometimes music bands are visiting the office.

    Cons

    No visible end to non-satisfying work. No support from other squads and people just don't give a sh*t because it's "not their business". Discussions for discussions. Meetings for meetings. Teams and management are shuffling all the time without any consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Define your goals.

  3. "great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great engineering culture.
    - So many tools and resources to learn and progress
    - Free food.
    - Cool technologies

    Cons

    - None that i can think of now


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spotify (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employee perks (snacks, drinks, concerts)
    Great colleagues!

    Cons

    Highly political environment
    Focus changes regularly and medium or long term tasks are almost impossible to achieve.
    Product leads the company and pays little attention to tech debt.
    Little opportunities to get a salary raise or career progress.

    Advice to Management

    Listen closer to engineers.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing people and all about music"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Experienced Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and fun is amazing. Almost no paperwork, flexible company structure, ability to drive personal development, 10-20% time for own goals.

    Cons

    Low salaries in Sweden. Hard to progress to different wage slot, incremental increases are very low. Performance is expected, not rewarded. Unclear engineering mastery career progression.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, autonomy, teams, meetups, friends, social activities, knowledge sharing. Partys, good networks, learning opportunities, development, music, great offsites, challenging tasks, work hours

    Cons

    Not so flat
    To much layers of managers
    To much distratction
    Crowded office spaces
    Small squad areas
    To little cross collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation


  7. "HR-Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, growth opportunities and people to work with!

    Cons

    No ones I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. "Best place ever"

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    Former Employee - Design Management in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Design Management in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great vision, great culture, great value of design

    Cons

    wish they were in london

    Advice to Management

    keep being awesome


  9. "awesome"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are tons of really smart people in a really fun chill environment. There is easy access to exciting projects. Overall its a great place to work.

    Cons

    Maybe that people you dont know ask for job references but its really awesome.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthy environment, friendly co-workers, many advantages on-site: free food, drinks, playful atmosphere.
    Opportunities to develop own projects and self

    Cons

    Less and less "start-up" atmosphere though.
    A growing company where it's harder and harder to get to know people personally.

    Advice to Management

    It is very important to keep in mind how valuable our employees are and how their experience in the company can be used to make strategic decisions.


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