Compare Spotify vs Ably BETA

See how working at Spotify vs. Ably compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Spotify vs. Ably. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Spotify

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Ably

Employee Ratings

  • Ably scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 52 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.9
(based on 15 reviews)
Ably employees rated their Overall Rating 0.8 higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
4.7
Ably employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Ably employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.9
Ably employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
4.8
Ably employees rated their Senior Management 1.2 higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
5.0
Ably employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Spotify Ceo Daniel Ek
88%
88%Daniel Ek
CEO Approval
Ably Ceo Matthew O Riordan
100%
100%Matthew O Riordan
Ably employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
100%
Ably employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Positive Business Outlook
100%
Ably employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 22% higher than Spotify employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Spotify has 132 more total submitted salaries than Ably.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Product Designer2 Salaries
£72,123/yr
Senior Manager2 Salaries
£53,147/yr
Customer Service4 Salaries
£10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Technical Writer1 Salaries
£66,013/yr
CFO1 Salaries
£101,280/yr
Developer Advocate1 Salaries
£70,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Spotify.
  • "Stockholm" was the most mentioned Con at Spotify.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 65 reviews)
"Free food"(in 43 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Stockholm"(in 21 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 20 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Product Manager

I have been working at Spotify full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Swedish company, flat hierarchy and fun and challenging problems to solve

Cons

Can be a bit chaotic at times as growing very fast

Advice to Management

Less managers and more trust would make us faster

Current Employee - Developer Advocate

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

Pros

Ably has changed and grown a lot since I joined but the entire time it has kept its culture and values. The work can be fast paced and often changing, but it offers a chance to learn something new... every day and to improve your skills. We're given the space to direct our own work, partly through the necessity of being a startup, but we're also given a huge amount of support by management. My colleagues at Ably are all incredibly generous with their time and expertise, we have some genuinely brilliant engineers on our team who love to share knowledge and help the rest of the team skill up. Ably fosters a culture of openness and honesty, the C Level folks tell us what the business is doing in a weekly all hands called the 'Need to Know'. I've personally found this to be helpful in understanding the direction of the company and where my role fits within it. Over lockdown we went remote-first, but Ably have been absolutely incredible at making sure we still socialise together and have fun experiences as well as working hard. For example - they sent us all a meal kit at Christmas and an online chef course where we all cooked together over zoom. They have run all kinds of fun activites for us from pottery courses, to animal life drawing to pasta making, to drag queen karaoke, all fully remote. We do also do in-person socialising when and where it is safe, we recently took a day to go canoeing on the canal in Hackney, picking litter for a local charity.

Cons

Ably is a fast growing startup, if you're used to the pace of a big corp you're going to feel like you were picked up by a whirlwind at first.

Advice to Management

Please make sure we don't lose the culture as we grow!

Job Postings

Spotify has 339 more recently posted open jobs than Ably.