Spotify Reviews

Updated May 26, 2022

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Spotify CEO  and  Co-Founder Daniel Ek
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  • "Excellent work life balance at Spotify(in 95 reviews)

  • "Spotify have a very horizontal and collaborative culture(in 87 reviews)

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  • "There is Big process at Spotify(in 55 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work-life balance

      Mar 7, 2022 - Data Scientist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work-life balance - Really talented & diverse employees - Lots of oppurtunities for high impact work

      Cons

      - Compensation is below top market players - Promotion criteria is ambiguous

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great wlb but pay could be better

      May 4, 2022 - Backend Engineer I in London, England
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      Pros

      - Good wlb - Collaborative culture: People are always willing to help each other

      Cons

      Pay is not competitive and the share price keeps falling

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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      May 8, 2022 - Project Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      I think the culture and benefits were good

      Cons

      Very dependent on who your manager is, for your salary and career growth

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture but compensation needs work

      Apr 20, 2022 - Senior Program Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exciting projects, great people, supportive leaders

      Cons

      Compensation package is not as competitive as other similar tech companies.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great learning opps in a cut throat environment

      Apr 7, 2022 - Marketing Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Lots to learn their processes are slick and so is the internal technology and it’s fast paced so things are always evolving and changing as is expected for a Tech company. Lots of freebies.

      Cons

      There is something off about the energy here which was in stark contrast to what I expected. The hours are inhumanely long and the people ridiculously self-serving and overtly competitive. There’s a sense of getting the job done no matter what the circumstances with little consideration given to workload and volume of work a single person has to do. And often, with the number of squads you can go round and round in circles trying to find the right contact as nobody really takes ownership of anything. Some managers are inexperienced and it shows in their lack of people and management style and skills and with everyone being increasingly remote there’s a real lack of team togetherness.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Work Life Balance

      Apr 5, 2022 - Software Engineer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent work life balance Generous parental leave Flexible holidays Generally low pressure

      Cons

      Uncompetitive salary compared to other ‘big’ tech companies in London

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Working for Spotify

      Apr 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, Well respected Brand

      Cons

      Politics do exist, and run deep.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture

      Feb 19, 2022 - Analyst in London, England
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      Pros

      Very good culture, amazing people and leadership and great paternity leave

      Cons

      Salary is on the lower end of range vs other competitors

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Spotify UK

      Jan 17, 2022 - Senior Account Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      friendly environment, promising product, work/life balance

      Cons

      lack of internal career opportunities, lower salary compared to market standards, no development mapping.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wellbeing focus

      Jan 12, 2022 - Senior Product Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very focussed on employee flexibility & wellbeing interesting content across its offering humble people work from anywhere

      Cons

      very chaotic trying to do too much at once no processes quite silo-ed

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    Spotify has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 967 reviews left anonymously by employees. 91% of employees would recommend working at Spotify to a friend and 73% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Spotify employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Spotify. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    91% of Spotify employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Spotify 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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