Working at Spotify | Glassdoor

Spotify Overview

Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
1001 to 5000 employees
2006
Company - Public (SPOT)
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, or what music you love – at Spotify you’ll be part of a band that reimagines the entertainment industry and unlocks the potential of human creativity.

Our ... Read more

Mission: To unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.

Spotify Video

Provided by employer [?]

Spotify – Why Work With Us?


Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 50m songs for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, Spotify Connect and ad-free listening.

Today, Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service with a community of 232m active users, including 108m subscribers across 79 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

.

Join the Band.

With a great product and brilliant people, it's no surprise that Spotify is such a successful and fast-growing company.

That's why we're always on the look-out for new, talented people who can help us to achieve our goal - to make music instantly available to everyone, wherever they are. 

If you are looking for a fun and exciting workplace with talented and passionate colleagues, this is definitely the place to be.

 


Why join Spotify?

  • We're dynamic, bold, fast-paced and energetic. We don't do dull moments.
  • We see opportunities rather than boundaries, using technology to make all our lives a little bit better.
  • We aim big, and you will be able to do so as well.
  • What you do will impact the lives of millions of people and artists around the globe.
  • You will work with talented colleagues from many different countries and offices.
  • We're friendly and like a good laugh. It's Spotify we take seriously, not ourselves.
  • We are curious and like questions, so you can always bring forward your opinion.
  • We're a diverse bunch too. So expect to find us welcoming and appreciative no matter who you are.

 

Meet some of our people

To give you a taste of what it's like to work here, we've asked a few of our colleagues to describe life at Spotify.

 

Ricardo Santos

Software Engineer

"Hi, I'm Ricardo and I'm a Software Engineer here at Spotify! Although naturally from Lisbon, Portugal's capital and biggest city, I grew up down south, in the smaller and sunnier town of Faro.

When I first came across Spotify, it amazed me the overall quality of the service, but more than anything else, how fast it would play any track I'd wish. The music lover in me loved the new service I had found and, the engineer in me loved to find that Spotify was hiring and furthermore, the technologies they used were appealing to me. I decided to apply.

Does "I love it!" sound too sketchy? Well seriously, most people here at Spotify are really passionate about what they do, that includes me.

As most engineers at Spotify, I get to participate in a lot of different projects. However, I spend most of the time with Team Content. We do funny stuff to music tracks and album metadata so that it all gets delivered nicely to you.

I'm not sure if I should include here that I can also frequently be seen skating around the office or shooting people with NERF guns..."

You just have, Ricardo.

"Well anyway, one can do a lot of things around here!"

 

 

John Brophy

Premium Campaign Manager

After studying Business Administration at Plymouth University, John spent seven years running the nightlife social network he co-founded - dontstayin.com. After selling the company, he knew exactly where he wanted to go next, Spotify.

John looks after all the campaigns that help convert users into our lovely Premium service.

"It's great to be part of such an amazing team. We're constantly growing and learning what makes our users tick. Everyone has a really entrepreneurial attitude towards work. There are no slackers in the office, everyone loves to be here. I'm really proud to be working on something that is redefining an industry."

John's most amazing experience at Spotify was when he was introduced to Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. They had just popped in to see the office…as you do!

"My advice to people who want to work here? Watch the jobs page on Spotify.com like a hawk. Be proactive, follow us on twitter to get an idea of how we work / think. If you get an interview, be brilliant / confident and come in with ideas on how we can improve the service!"

What music do you like, John? "I like good music! I go from listening to the darkest techno from Berlin to classical tracks from Bach to rocking out to the Eagles of Death Metal. Have a listen!"

 

 

Sophia Bendz

Global Director of Marketing

Sophia grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, and studied the master program in economics at Stockholm University and Contemporary Art at Baruch College in New York.

Over to Sophe.

"I met Martin and Daniel in 2006 and got super excited about Spotify. So when they asked me to join the team and come and work for them, I didn't need to think for very long."

And what makes you smile about your job?

"I get to work with music and a product that helps people to enjoy music, regardless of time, place or platform. We make sure nothing comes between our users and their favourite music. That's such a beautiful thing and it's why I feel like what we do really matters.

My previous years working as a consultant have been beneficial to me, but what I believe is the most important thing - no matter what job you're at - is your drive and attitude. In a start-up it's crucial to be able to solve problems, embrace change, think in new patterns and enjoy it while doing so."

Words of wisdom for people interested in working here?

"Please keep visiting our Jobs pages. It's the only place we advertise jobs, so make sure you pop back regularly."

Spotify around the world

Stockholm, Sweden

New York, USA

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Berlin, Germany

Cambridge, UK

Chicago, USA

Copenhagen, Denmark

Gothenburg, Sweden

Hong Kong, China

London, UK

Los Angeles, USA

Madrid, Spain

Mexico City, Mexico

Oslo, Norway

Paris, France

San Francisco, USA

Sao Paolo, Brazil (TBD)

Singapore, Singapore (TBD)

Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

Spotify Reviews

  • "Senior PMM at Spotify"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Speed to market, no annual bonus.

See All 479 Reviews

Spotify Photos

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!
See All PhotosSee All

Spotify Interviews

Experience

Experience
39%
15%
46%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
64%
19%
10%
2
2
2
1

Difficulty

2.9
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Featured Interview

     

    AMP Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Spotify (New York, NY) in August 2019.

    Interview

    I was asked to create and then email a marketing plan for one of the business segments for the first round. For the final round I had 2 separate video interviews, with 1 person each.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you had to both manage different stakeholders and a difficult stakeholder   1 Answer
    • Talk about a marketing campaign I liked   2 Answers
See All 424 Interviews

Spotify Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 best places to work in Sweden, Universum, 2014
  • Most Innovative Company, Technology Review, 2012
  • Hottest Streaming Media Company, Adweek Digital HotList, 2011
  • Hottest Start Up, Adweek Digital HotList, 2011
  • Best Music Service, Mashable Awards, 2011
See More

Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Work at Spotify? Share Your Experiences

Spotify
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or