INgrooves Music Group Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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3.5
58%
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9 Ratings
  1. "Gave me autonomy & career growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INgrooves Music Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When I started 1.5 years ago, I was given the chance to take ownership over a huge complicated section of live code, which was exactly what I was looking for in a workplace. My manager was and still is very interested in my career development as well. The hours are flexible (& remote work is welcomed) and the process wasn't overbearing - I spend a lot of time just writing code which is perfect for me. Office is comfortable with a decent view and snacks are plentiful. I am very picky about people that I like and I like most of the people here. Most of them are a similar sort: focused, thoughtful, and a little cynical, making them pretty enjoyable (for me) to work with. They really care about writing good code and delivering in a timely manner. Process pretty much is all standard "agile" fare - 2-week sprints, with some backlog grooming and sizing in between.

    Cons

    The upper management and product teams are currently be very busy and sometimes take a bit to get back to you. However, they're always open to questions and good-natured when you can find some time to talk to them.

  2. "Problematic"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INgrooves Music Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - decent pay - great location - great coworkers - typical tech company perks

    Cons

    My time at Ingrooves was a truly traumatizing experience. You are punished for speaking your mind, even though you are constantly encouraged to do so.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic and political environment"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at INgrooves Music Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some coworkers are very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Highly political people get ahead claiming other people's contributions as their own and managing up but never doing the actual work

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ingrooves Review (Victoria BC Office)"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INgrooves Music Group full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone on team very approachable - Well organized and structured - Lots of help available from many directions - Company future looking stable - Great office

    Cons

    - Different teams can feel a bit isolated - Parking (if you choose to drive)

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good first internship experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at INgrooves Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Great mentorship, oppurtunities to work on actual codebase and features.

    Cons

    Company structure is very top-down.

  6. "Overall great environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Developer 

    I have been working at INgrooves Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team members and direct managers and leads Independence to explore technology and solutions

    Cons

    Business goals often leads to abrupt switches.

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "It was a pretty good place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends

    I worked at INgrooves Music Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, nice people, free snacks

    Cons

    Management and HR was very secretive. The rumor mill ran rampant. Went through several rounds of layoffs, getting called into a meeting was scary because we never really knew what was going on.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Isolation Network"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Engineering Intern in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INgrooves Music Group

    Pros

    Good work Life Balance if you want it

    Cons

    Company appears to be downsizing which is super stressful. Management recently changed and they are spinning in an new direction

  9. "Fun smart and cool family of music lovers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INgrooves Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, location in NYC and SF offices

    Cons

    UMG changed the culture to be more corporate an the whole office has a totally different vibe that isnt bad but just not as young and fun especialy in SF and NYC and long hours and travel add up

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  10. "Meddling interest from management. Cannot/will not take feedback. Suck ups get promotions."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at INgrooves Music Group

    Pros

    Working in the music industry is extremely rewarding. Chance to engage with and listen to new indie artists and help their careers. Office is centrally located for most, in a nice area.

    Cons

    Arrogant management for the most part. The whole business has a hush to it. Good people, but mostly refuse engaging with the bottom half and to acknowledge the need for growth and openness.

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