KEY NOT FOUND: coverImgAlt
Logo

Spotify

Is this your company?

Spotify

Add a Review

Spotify Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 23, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 108 of over 963 reviews

4.2
91%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
Spotify CEO  and  Co-Founder Daniel Ek
Daniel Ek
584 Ratings

What people are saying about Spotify

Join the conversation on
Join the conversation on

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "take care of people and great food(in 107 reviews)
  • "great culture and company values(in 95 reviews)
  • "The benefits are great and you can tell this is a company that really cares about its employees.(in 78 reviews)
  • "good work life balance in the company(in 61 reviews)
  • "You have great colleagues to learn from in all different areas.(in 36 reviews)
Cons
  • "Engineers suffer pretty bad amongst all this because their managers are inexperienced and not able to help them grow.(in 29 reviews)
  • "Management sometimes disorganized(in 29 reviews)
  • "Low salaries in Sweden.(in 26 reviews)
  • "Low pay compared to competition.(in 15 reviews)
  • "Depending on team, junior people needing guidance might not always get the time needed (has improved over time though).(in 12 reviews)
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

Ratings by Demographics

This rating reflects the overall rating of Spotify and is not affected by filters.

Want more demographic options?

Reviews about "work life balance"

Return to all Reviews
  1. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Awesome

    Nov 23, 2021 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance, learning curve

    Cons

    none whatsoever that I can think

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    A great place to work and wonderful work/life balance

    Sep 20, 2021 - Content Lead in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Many opportunities for growth -Ability to work autonomously and to see the impact of your work at the company -Great work / life balance and benefits -Overall great people to work with -The company cares a lot about employee happiness

    Cons

    -Shifting priorities make it hard to stay focused -As the company grows it's hard to maintain culture -Competing goals between orgs at times

    Continue reading
    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent culture and place to work

    Nov 16, 2021 - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance at Spotify

    Cons

    Slow to implement product changes

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Best workplace with great benefits!

    Oct 23, 2021 - Operations Generalist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Spotify has been the best work environment I've been in. The benefits are great and the work/life balance within my team has been instrumental to my mental health the past 2 years. I highly recommend checking out Spotify as an employer.

    Cons

    Depending on what area you're in the business, it may be hard to get promoted as fast.

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good, but could be much better

    Mar 7, 2021 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - You get to work at a "cool" company - Good opportunities for learning - Good tech stack for the most part - Nice office - Low stress work environment

    Cons

    - Promotions don't reflect the value you bring to the company. They seem to align with the number of years at your company. Put in enough years and you will eventually get promoted. There are a fair number of senior engineers with poor technical skills and don't contribute much to the team. On the other hand, there are juniors who contribute a lot and don't get promoted. This encourages poor performers to stay and encourages good performers to leave. - There is a lot of overlap amongst the teams. As a result, there is a lot of duplicate work. - Slow pace work environment. Feels like things never get done. It would be nice if coworkers have more drive and ambition. (But this could be rephrased as a positive, "work-life-balance") - Lack of vision, although this depends on which group you are in.

    Continue reading
    11 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great Life Work Balance

    Nov 22, 2021 - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance Amazing people

    Cons

    Disjointed Underpaid compared to other Tech companies

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good work life balance, bunch of politic bs

    Nov 2, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. people are nice and you can be yourself at work

    Cons

    there's a lot of politic bs that slows down all inovation and actual good decisions

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    No internal mobility

    Oct 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and perks, “fun” environment, lots of young people.

    Cons

    Super corporate. poor internal communication. Lots of legacy leaders from the company’s startup era who don’t have the diversity of exp to be in their current positions. Company needs to learn the value of new blood.

    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    TBA

    Jun 24, 2021 - Podcast in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Career Opportunities Compensations & Benefits Culture & Values Fair Greats

    Cons

    Diversity & Inclusion Senior Management Work / Life Balance Music thank you

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Better in the office

    Jun 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Office culture is great. Product / brand is one you can get behind. Benefits + perks are amazing and work life balance is good as long as you create boundaries yourself.

    Cons

    Culture is tough to get a grasp on virtually. Sometimes career growth is difficult because there's not a lot of vertical space in the structure, but great place to be for 2-3 years.

    1 person found this review helpful
Viewing 1 - 10 of 108 Reviews

Popular Careers with Spotify Job Seekers

JobsSalariesInterviews

Work at Spotify? Share Your Experiences

or

Spotify Photos

+ Add Photo
Spotify photo of: Spotify, Urban Escape - our Stockholm HQ!
Spotify photo of: Happy 10 Years of Streaming!
Spotify photo of: Spotify DJ Club
Spotify photo of: Spotifiers in our Stockholm office recently participated in an experiential workshop driven by game dynamics!
Spotify photo of: Spotify, Urban Escape - our Stockholm HQ!
Spotify photo of: Spotify, Urban Escape - our Stockholm HQ!
Spotify photo of: Spotify, Urban Escape - our Stockholm HQ!
See All Photos