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Spotify Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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3.7
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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. "Very good environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spotify part-time

    Pros

    Very welcoming environment, and good people.

    Cons

    Not much space to move up in position

    Advice to Management

    More interns!

    Spotify2018-01-28
  2. "Fast Paced"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the things you'd expect from a tech company and more - food and drinks on tap. lots of travel, good team

    Cons

    Aus is a satellite market so don't expect much support from the mothership nor great training

    Spotify2019-07-20
  3. "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
  4. 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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. 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
  9. "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
  10. "Something good, something bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great training opportunities the best colleagues true teamwork

    Cons

    global lead, local execution hard to fight against global strategy once set, even if local adjusments would make sales drive up long days

    Advice to Management

    try top keep the startup spirit up and listen to employees feedback more carefully

    Spotify2019-05-31
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