Spotify Reviews

Updated Sep 25, 2021

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3.6
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Spotify CEO  and  Co-Founder Daniel Ek
Daniel Ek
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "the best work life balance I've ever had at any company (helps to be working in Sweden, for sure)(in 65 reviews)

  • "Free food, not common in Sweden(in 43 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Only disadvantage was that it's hard for partners to find work in Stockholm(in 21 reviews)

  • "growing pains and learning how to be efficient(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Sep 23, 2021 - Designer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flexible and innovative and leading the way

      Cons

      Sometimes the work can be slow

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Controlled chaos : you’ll love it or hate it

      Sep 13, 2021 - Senior Data Scientist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Squads of engineers, designers, data scientists, user researchers and product managers are great units to work in. Resources such as experimentation and tooling have been invested in heavily and it shows.

      Cons

      Management and leadership is is a bit hit-and-miss.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor pay and work life balance

      Aug 16, 2021 - Data Scientist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities to learn if you really put in the effort to find and connect with the right people

      Cons

      Very poor pay compared to industry. Terrible work life balance

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Aug 16, 2021 - Data Scientist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance and perks

      Cons

      Sometimes can get repetitive and you can lose touch with wider data science advancements

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      I still have PTSD and anxiety

      Sep 1, 2021 - Product Designer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits - but you knew that already.

      Cons

      The "feedback culture": Woefully inexperienced middle managers fearing for their positions create a kind of living hell for anyone with talent or an opinion. Feedback is manipulated and weaponised when someone needs to be dealt with. Change is just about possible but it's career suicide. It's a real-life game of thrones. I've truly never seen anything like it. I still have PTSD and anxiety. It was a horrible, gut-wrenching, crawling, creeping death spiral of a place to work. It almost killed me.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      good company

      Aug 5, 2021 - Product Manager in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice people, good culture, benifits

      Cons

      rigorous work, overload, demanding managers

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Inspiring company with bad operations & toxic work environment

      Jul 1, 2021 - Account Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Spotify hires great people, so you're surrounded by talented & bright colleagues. - Inspiring company mission - Innovative product - Transparent compensation review & promotions. - Good benefits (dental, health & life insurance, 25 days off, flexible holidays, etc.) - Empathetic middle managers

      Cons

      - Overall, a toxic work environment where growth takes complete priority over people that work so hard to make the company succeed. - The company has definitely lost its Nordic culture over the last 2 years. - Considering how great the app is, the internal systems are absolutely horrific. Working with them made me feel very anxious & stressed. - Poor communication between management and their teams. - Lots of talk but no action (e.g. mental health). - Very chaotic. And it's not a "controlled" or a "creative" kind of chaos.

      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great workplace culture and global footprint

      Jun 11, 2021 - Product Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      Can be a bit chaotic at times as growing very fast

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      the best place to work

      May 16, 2021 - Senior Manager, Operations in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits, work from anywhere, paid holidays, team work, agile, best teammates and managers you could ever find

      Cons

      can't find any cons at spotify

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    11. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Creaking at scale

      Apr 30, 2021 - Program Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely people, very focussed on people, great benefits, love working in music and podcasts,

      Cons

      Chaotic ways of working and planning, lack of alignment across teams, questionable experience and gravitas from some people in top leadership roles

      1 person found this review helpful
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