SoundCloud Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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4.0
80%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor
Kerry Trainor
4 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)

  • "freedom, lots of autonomy, great culture and people(in 7 reviews)

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

  • "nothing really but salaries very berlin style(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Still a great place to work despite countless failures of the leadership team"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues who care about our users and quality of our product. Learning and development opportunities, self allocated time. Interesting and challenging problems.

    Cons

    My team structure got changed several times because of reorgs. Most of the decisions are top-down, that produce dead on arrival projects. Lack of transparency and trust from the leadership. New technology operations team endangers the existing culture.

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  2. "Great Working Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Cool People, Good Pay

    Cons

    Not that I can think of

  3. "One of the best companies within Berlin tech scene"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SoundCloud

    Pros

    Terrific team, outstanding engineering culture, awesome offices, plenty of opportunities to have an impact. Definitely one of the best companies in Berlin.

    Cons

    It can be intense, overwhelming the speed

  4. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SoundCloud full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, self management, great perks, diversity,

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SoundCloud full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent engineering culture Best diversity I've seen in Berlin, and engineering leaders care Good opportunities for learning, people help each other Lots of users, so you get to solve problems at scale Lots of hard architectural work to do, that you won't get to solve elsewhere Growth opportunities if you're motivated Small teams, so you have high impact

    Cons

    Product direction could be better, a lot of senior product leaders left in recent years. It seems to be getting better Very fast paced, which can get tiring over time

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  6. "Unhealthy environment"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office, free food, the kitchen. A few smart people still left. Could be some interesting projects to find to work on.

    Cons

    Extremely toxic environment. People who spent longer in the company bullying newcomers. Distribution of levels is unfair. Unethical treatment of users.

  7. "Can only recommend"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    - - - - -

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Best Onboarding Experience to Date"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Was an „interesting” experience"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

  10. "Is OK."

    4.0
    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

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