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SoundCloud Reviews

Updated Oct 5, 2019

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SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung
Alexander Ljung
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "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)

  • "Great people, best staff, great office and benefits(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too many unexperienced people working in middle/upper management(in 3 reviews)

  • "Schneller Wachstum deswegen der Versuch die richtige Balance in der Organisation zu finden w(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Can only recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - openness - getting things done - good management

    Cons

    - - - - -

    SoundCloud2019-10-05
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best Onboarding Experience to Date"

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    Current Employee - Workplace Manager 
    Recommends

    I have been working at SoundCloud full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Soundcloud provides you everything you need to do your job successfully. You are supported from the top down. You can bring topics/ideas to the table and will be heard. You're voice matters. You work with an amazing group of individuals. Not to mention Lunch is provided 2x a week :)

    Cons

    Meeting schedule can be a bit hectic with timezones from Ber to NY to LA.

    SoundCloud2019-09-25
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Was an „interesting” experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool office and some of the colleagues 2 times free lunch Nice kitchen with fresh fruits and food The industry is interesting

    Cons

    Work life is not very much balanced- depends on team/departments A lot of political games Not feel the internal company communication is always honest and transparent Some of the people managers are very green (i think due to lay off in summer 2018, the most experienced, probably also the most expensive employees were fired. The left-over were promoted to a higher level without enough capability and experience)

    SoundCloud2019-04-30
  4. "Is OK."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SoundCloud full-time

    Pros

    Young and dynamic in an exciting Industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too much politics

    SoundCloud2019-02-23
  5. "Excellent place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SoundCloud full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent working environment Encourage explorative research Great pay Comfortable office environment and great people Diverse for the industry with grassroot diversity groups

    Cons

    Shifting product strategy Shifting commitment to product road map Leadership changes

    SoundCloud2019-02-09
  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture, cool tech stack, Friday demos, beers on Fridays, free lunch twice a week, great work culture, easy to show off your skills

    Cons

    Business development team needs to be stronger

    SoundCloud2019-01-07
  7. "Good original idea, unable to execute to stay current and viable"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SoundCloud full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative work environment. Lot's of highly skilled people who are happy to share and learn together.

    Cons

    Terrible track record with middle and upper management. High percentage of people in positions of power were first-timers. Very real world experience or maturity in the leadership; resulting in competition within the company rather than externally. Lot's of posturing and land-grabbing.

    Advice to Management

    You should have sold to Google in 2012.

    SoundCloud2019-01-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, great learning opportunities, lots of politics"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SoundCloud full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learning from talented people Free food Nice office

    Cons

    Company politics: ambitious people building power bases and fighting each other instead of the competition. I hear it got better since the layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop mollycoddling the employees; you're not in Silicon Valley

    SoundCloud2018-12-01
  9. "Great workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SoundCloud full-time

    Pros

    The people make this company great to work at. Everyone is passionate about what they do and are easy to connect with. There's a lot of opportunity to grow here and learn new skills. The current direction is exciting and doing well under Kerry Trainer.

    Cons

    Management is changing a lot, and you are in a developing company pushing harder than their resources available.

    SoundCloud2018-09-12
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not sure about the future"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SoundCloud full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good location and nice office with free snacks and food twice per week. - Known company, interesting business. - Unique and interesting problems to solve. - There are some really great and smart people, who cares. - SAT and learn budget.

    Cons

    - No clear strategy. Once you started to make a new feature, management changes their plans. - Disconnected management on all levels. Sometimes 10 people solve one problem. - You need to play games, politics, solve tickets but not problems, be the loudest person in the room to be promoted. - Bureaucratic - small problems take months to be resolved. - Toxic environment, very unpleasant (and illegal) situations... just ignored. - Encouragement of unethical solutions on the product to have more profit.

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    Advice to Management

    - Change company values. - Let people do their work. - Go downstairs and talk to people.

    SoundCloud2018-09-08
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