SoundCloud Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2021

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Pros
  • "Very good work-life balance - for engineers working over-hours or on weekends almost never happens and would be considered as a negative sign(in 8 reviews)

  • "Open culture, cool tech stack, Friday demos, beers on Fridays, free lunch twice a week, great work culture, easy to show off your skills(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Too many unexperienced people working in middle/upper management(in 4 reviews)

  • "Career growth hugely depends on teams and manager you have rather than your talent(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Jd fo the Wooley

      Jan 11, 2021 - Head Of Operations in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everything with Jd is amazing.

      Cons

      Nothing can be considered a con.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Top Top Top

      Sep 29, 2020 - Legend 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This job has been so fun

      Cons

      Not a bad word to say

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A great company with nice perks

      Jun 4, 2021 - Content Specialist in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture is great and the freedom to work from anywhere was cool. The free food was great. And the education budget was awesome.

      Cons

      The 6 month contract being constantly renewed, instead of offering a role meant everyone got tense before their contract was up and you never really feel secure there. Can make living in Berlin feel stressful.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Very diverse and great work culture

      Apr 4, 2021 - Working Student in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love working at Soundcloud because of the office culture. Soundcloud also score very well with equity and diversity.

      Cons

      I've only been working for a few months and so far I don't really know why, but there's a high employee churn rate.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      One of the best places to work in Berlin

      Sep 6, 2020 - IOS Engineer in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are very open for support, sharing knowledge - You’re allowed to spend 20% of your time (usually Fridays) on projects not strictly related to your product work. If you’re interested in different technologies, there will be always someone who can help you. Very good work-life balance - for engineers working over-hours or on weekends almost never happens and would be considered as a negative sign. There are many occasions to celebrate wins together, every few months there will be a Friday party hosted by employees and more Great company culture - you can see that many people are really into music - playing instruments, DJing, producing, (…).

      Cons

      If you expect the company that moves and iterates fast, SoundCloud might not be the best place. The amount of tech-debt is quite significant what slows down the engineering a lot. But because of this could be a great place for training your architectural skills, navigating toward goals with limited resources. SoundCloud might improve on testing - since there is no QA team onsite, engineers need to rely on automated tests or external support. This not always can be enough and quite often simple mistakes make it to the production.

      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Some good, some not so good

      May 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great culture, great people, great perks

      Cons

      very fast paced, tough industry

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Feb 23, 2021 - Marketing Data Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Talented people who love music

      Cons

      Nothing to say at this time

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Mar 31, 2021 - Operations in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Perks, Great office, Good vibe, Nice co-workers

      Cons

      limited options for level up if you're in an operations team

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company culture

      Dec 13, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company culture, open communication

      Cons

      Career growth hugely depends on teams and manager you have rather than your talent

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Transparent, engineering led company

      Sep 3, 2020 - Software Engineer in Berlin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong engineering culture Huge scale, not seen in many places, run by a relatively small engineering org. Great place to learn how to run things at scale. Massive talent pool to learn from. Very employee friendly, great office, management mostly listen to feedback and things do change. Teams are partially autonomous, although "which project to work on next" is fairly tightly controlled.

      Cons

      Moving towards profitability means very targeted improvements, feels less "startup-ey" and more established business with deadlines , processes etc.

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