Spotify Reviews

Updated May 23, 2020

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3.8
71%
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88%
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Spotify CEO  and  Co-Founder Daniel Ek
Daniel Ek
303 Ratings
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  • "growing pains and learning how to be efficient(in 20 reviews)

  • "Only disadvantage was that it's hard for partners to find work in Stockholm(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Very good environment"

    4.0
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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

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    Spotify2018-01-28
  2. "asda"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was a very food good bad enviroenment

    Cons

    it was and still bad

    Spotify2019-11-26
  3. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Data Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Spotify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great company with a lot of talent

    Cons

    Some people were promoted in earlier days and continue to sit in lead positions when they shouldn’t

    Spotify2020-05-24
  4. "Great people/culture in an interesting problem space"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spotify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Get to tackle technical problems within the extremely interesting domain of music / lots of intelligent people passionate about tech, music, and podcasts - Huge emphasis on curbing burnout and keeping people happy and engaged - You get to be at the forefront of an entire industry and to think about how to shape the audio experience for hundreds of millions of people - Beautiful office spaces - Transparent upper management If you're interested in working at the intersection of music and tech--where you can really have a hand in making the audio experience better--there is no better company out there. If your primary concern is money then you're better off working at FAANG.

    Cons

    - Difficult to work split between Stockholm and NY -- cultural divide/differing mentalities of doing things can cause tension - Disheartening to see cases when profit is prioritized over artist or user satisfaction - Slow upward growth trajectory

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    Spotify2020-05-17
  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Oslo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    generally a good atmosphere, perfect place to advance your career

    Cons

    no real cons working here.

    Spotify2020-05-11
  6. "Great Culture, great place to work!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect balance of swedish and american tech culture, artists come to office to perform, great benefits, lots of work travel and international exposure

    Cons

    Career progression is slow is markets outside NYC and Stockholm

    Spotify2020-05-07
  7. "Fun place, non competitive comp"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun playful atmosphere with lots of fluffy benefits

    Cons

    Not competitive on salaries on comp overall vs other large tech companies.

    Spotify2020-05-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for me at this point in life"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spotify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work life balance is excellent. Upper management is transparent and honest. Compensation is good (but not as good as other big tech companies). The NYC office is beautiful and the food program has gotten so much better over time. Spotify is overall a great place to work if you have or are starting a family. The parental leave program is second to none and they're extremely supportive as you reintegrate back into the office.

    Cons

    If you care solely about maximizing compensation then Spotify might not be for you. You'll make more at any of the big tech companies, but likely the work life balance will be poor. Reorgs are also a way of life here, often times unnecessary. There can also be a lot of politics and backstabbing at the mid-management level.

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    Spotify2020-04-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "-"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment and company culture

    Cons

    i don't think there is a negative side of working at here

    Spotify2020-04-25
  10. "Just okay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of free time and flexibility

    Cons

    Low salary, work is not motivating

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    Spotify2020-05-12
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