Spotify Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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4.2
85%
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Spotify CEO  and  Co-Founder Daniel Ek
Daniel Ek
379 Ratings
Pros
  • "the best work life balance I've ever had at any company (helps to be working in Sweden, for sure)(in 65 reviews)

  • "Free food, not common in Sweden(in 43 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Only disadvantage was that it's hard for partners to find work in Stockholm(in 21 reviews)

  • "growing pains and learning how to be efficient(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Summer Intern 2015

      3 Nov 2015 -  in Calcutta
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fully trusted and given reposnibility. Interesting and challenging tasks. I leaned a lot. Easy hours. Fun environment. Perfect office location in Stockholm.

      Cons

      Spotify is not able to give you a full-time offer right after the internship. Depends on availability of positions when you are finishing school. Most of the office is on vacation during July.

      4 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Analyst

      25 Nov 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good perks, snacks and salary

      Cons

      Work hard, work with truthfulness, honesty and pace

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      11 Jul 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wages are good and pressure less work and good culture

      Cons

      Management policies and hr policies are bad

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Mixed Bag with A Lot of Perks

      11 Feb 2021 - Copy Editor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -There are a bunch of really wonderful people working there who I'm still friends with to this day -The amenities and perks are fantastic. Free breakfast/lunch. Great live events and holiday parties -Good pay, workload was pretty light all things considered

      Cons

      -Content itself is pretty paint by numbers, not very meaningful -Some of the people at the top are very tone deaf/clueless as to what makes good content -A very avoidant work culture. People would rather fire others or get them to quit so they won't have to have a "difficult" conversation with them. Super passive aggressive -Overall since of malaise from working on something that is completely superfluous -No room for you to grow in your job even if you're doing work that is mostly above your job title. The glass ceiling there is bulletproof

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      10 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Still one of the most exiting workplaces to be in

      12 May 2021 - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm, Stockholm
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Intoxicating data and impact Antifragile environment in which you gain for disorder

      Cons

      Antifragile environment can take a toll at times

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic culture and sense of belonging

      12 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sense of belonging, culture of transparency, care for employees, benefits

      Cons

      Long work hours, fast-paced and stressful environment, barriers to execution

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Awesome, great WFA program!

      11 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome, great WFA program - more autonomy and work-life balance!

      Cons

      Mid-management not always inspiring and focused on employee's growth.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Spotify

      9 May 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, culture, opportunity for growth

      Cons

      Lack of diversity in senior leadership

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great people and work culture

      8 May 2021 - Data Science 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting problem space Wonderful people and culture

      Cons

      Can be faster paced Can be more pressure

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good, but could be much better

      7 Mar 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      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.

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      8 people found this review helpful
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