Spotify Employee Reviews about "growing pains"

Updated Oct 19, 2019

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

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Strong culture, great benefits

      Oct 19, 2019 - Lead in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, interesting project opportunities.

      Cons

      Growing pains and few common goals between teams. Departments too siloed.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great people, average work

      Aug 10, 2019 - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm, Stockholm
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Amazing people - everyone was super smart and really cool - Interesting industry w lots of perks (eg free concerts)

      Cons

      - Very slow decision making and time to market - Lots of growing pains - Unwanted advances / inappropriate behavior esp after hours (offsites, company parties, etc)

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful people & amazing product, but chaotic with little room for growth

      May 15, 2019 - Data Scientist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people that work here are smart and wonderful, and it's great to get to work on a product beloved around the world. Unparalleled work-life balance and excellent benefits. The company is also very transparent (it's easy for anyone at the company to learn what strategic priorities are).

      Cons

      Frequent disruptive reorgs, little room for professional growth (people are brought in from the outside rather than being promoted from within), and major growing pains

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      18 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Above average internship

      Apr 23, 2019 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Perks (free lunch, coffee, etc.) - Brilliant, motivated colleagues - Passionate atmosphere

      Cons

      - Growing pains as a young company

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good work/life balance

      Apr 7, 2019 - Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance overall

      Cons

      growing pains and learning how to be efficient

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Simply the best company I have worked for.

      Sep 14, 2018 - Marketing in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible company, fantastic culture, great work-life balance and highly motivating.

      Cons

      Growing pains and organisational shifts, as to be expected.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing company

      Feb 4, 2018 - Conversion Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Spotify is a great company to work for. It's very flexible, employees are listened to. Every week we receive automated surveys about our jobs and how do we feel about it - top management then follows up on these surveys to try improve what's going bad. The company is politically engaged and support values that I do support as well (recruiting people from all backgrounds, countries, sex and sexual orientations, having 0 tolerance for sexual harassment etc). Sometimes this politics goes a bit too far in my opinion but better that way than the other way around. Spotify is a very Swedish company in the way it works, with great perks, motivated employees and this feeling that we are all part of a same project (maybe the stock option scheme for all employees helps a lot with that).

      Cons

      Not so much to say here. There are growing pains, Spotify can be very messy in the day to day work and it's mainly related to the flexibility wanted by the top management, that I actually support because it seems to generate more innovation in the company.

      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Great company but terrible AP department

      Dec 15, 2017 - Accounts Payable in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with great benefits. Free lunches daily. Free snacks. This company continues to grow so upward mobility is there for the taking. And just a fun place to work.

      Cons

      Unfortunately I worked in AP where there was no structure. The AP manager is not qualified for the role and is a bitter person. There is a big disconnect/power struggle with the Stockholm office. Growing pains

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, but company with growing pains

      Nov 17, 2017 -  in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best people I've ever worked with Amazing benefits, including generous paid parental leave and vacation policies

      Cons

      Lots of growing pains as a company driven by a lack of processes and lagging scaling of some of the key resources (mostly the R&D team)

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Sales

      Aug 24, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Selling a premium product gets you in the door.

      Cons

      Extremely fast growth leading to growing pains.

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