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Spotify Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2019

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3.7
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64%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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Daniel Ek
251 Ratings
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  • "growing pains and learning how to be efficient(in 18 reviews)

  • "If you are not in the main offices (Stockholm or New York) many benefits are not available to you or only after extensive begging(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Summer Intern 2015"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calcutta
    Recommends

    I worked at Spotify for less than a year

    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.

    Spotify2015-11-04
  2. "Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Spotify full-time

      Pros

      Good perks, snacks and salary

      Cons

      Work hard, work with truthfulness, honesty and pace

      Spotify2018-11-25
    • "Good"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Spotify

        Pros

        Wages are good and pressure less work and good culture

        Cons

        Management policies and hr policies are bad

        Spotify2018-07-11
      • "100% Recommended"

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        Former Employee - Marketing 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Spotify full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Best place to work. No doubt

        Cons

        Generally, too many people for just one, simple task.

        Spotify2019-06-30
      • Helpful (1)

        "All is truth - both good and bad"

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        Former Employee - Mobile Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Spotify full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Basically all you can read here is true: - Nice-ish offices, although the old one is not as nice - Lots of free food, I have lost weight since leaving. - Smart and friendly co-workers - Several learning/training opportunities - CV Booster: Everyone is excited to hear you worked at Spotify - Good work-life balance, although that is more a Sweden thing than a Spotify thing.

        Cons

        All said here is true as well: - Salary: It is average for the Swedish market, which means you will find similar offers elsewhere - Career advancement: A lot of buzzwords, process and manuals designed to obfuscate performance evaluation. The bottom line is this: If you want to advance your career at Spotify, be sure to do lots of self-promotion, and don't disagree with your managers. Even then, though, Spotify will...

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        Advice to Management

        Be honest about yourselves, you act like a "can't do no wrong" entity, trying desperately to look good, instead of focusing on being actually good.

        Spotify2019-06-30
      • "It’s all the about the numbers"

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        Current Employee - Account Director in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Spotify full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        - amazing people and facilities - work hard, play hard attitude - connections that come from working there

        Cons

        - target driven sales culture means you are just a number - limited growth in sales - right budgeted = poor salary

        Spotify2019-06-16
      • "Great company to work for!"

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        Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Spotify full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        A company that looks after the employees and not treat them as numbers. Lots of opportunity to grow

        Cons

        Can be disorganised when it comes to the workflow

        Spotify2019-06-11
      • "Looks cool - chaos on the inside"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Spotify full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Amazing offices with lots of fun stuff to do. You get to be a part of a big community, which is great. Awesome people that become your real friends if you want to! Afterworks, trips etc to engage in if interested. And free avocados!

        Cons

        Don't lose yourself in the superficial stuff like the views, free food and karaoke room. The polished exterior is all to cover up for the chaos going on on the inside. Most people won't have time and peace of mind to enjoy the recreational rooms anyways due to work overload and micromanagement. Constant re-orgs and poor management which is carried over from the startup phase and just toxic to the whole company and culture....

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        Advice to Management

        It's time to move on, embrace change and welcome new and fresh talent to take the company to the next level. Don't let people that's been there from the start steer the ship, since it's obv not working that well. Supervise the middle management a bit more, since the employees fate is all in their hands and if they do good or not actually depends on the instructions and guidance provided from their manager. Invest more...

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        Spotify2019-06-26
      • Helpful (1)

        "Fast growing company"

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        Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Miami, FL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Spotify full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Flexible, dynamic, young, in a new industry

        Cons

        a lot of moving parts, political games, no experienced people taking major decisions

        Spotify2019-06-21
      • "nice vibe, doing fun stuff"

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        Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Spotify full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        great wlb, interesting place and industry. colleagues are nice too.

        Cons

        things can be slow sometimes. not the strongest TC.

        Spotify2019-06-05
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