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  1. „Guter Arbeitgeber mit spannendem Produkt”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Spotify

    Pros

    Spannendes und dynamisches Unternehmen, viele social Benefits

    Kontras

    Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten und teilweise unklare Managemententscheidungen


  2. „Great company to work for”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Director of Sales in Berlin (Deutschland)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Director of Sales in Berlin (Deutschland)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Spotify (Über 8 Jahre)

    Pros

    One of the few B2C European unicorns.
    Could not think of the more exciting and glamorous companies to be part of: disrupt music consumption & reinvent music, advertising & much more

    Kontras

    Limited career paths if you are based in the local office, which is normal and probably apply to other companies as well

    Rat an das Management

    Keep up this great & respectful environment

  3. „Spotify is a great place to grow your career”

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    • Kultur & Werte
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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - IOS Developer in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - IOS Developer in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Negative Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Spotify (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Great company culture and generally great colleagues as well as a great brand and product. It is a transparent and compassionate place to work.

    Kontras

    ESOP leave a lot to be desired. Do not pay market value for engineers. Management can sometimes seem wishy washy, reactive and like it’s being made up as we go.


  4. Hilfreich (1)

    „The most real company values applied I have ever seen. Does the talk and the walk!”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Squad Manager in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Squad Manager in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Spotify (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere
    Exciting and challenging goals
    Culture focused on continous improvement
    Lots of team work, workshops, get together
    Agile culture and ways of working - fast moving
    To have fun is part of the company values

    Kontras

    Not a con but a fact: Processes are still being created in some areas (part of maturity growth) and sometimes teams are doing the same thing.

    Rat an das Management

    Keep up the transparency and living the values in everything you do!


  5. Hilfreich (1)

    „Nice place to work”

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    • Kultur & Werte
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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Data Engineer in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Data Engineer in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Spotify (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Good company culture. good 401K match 6%. good PTO 20 days + 3 floating days.

    Kontras

    There's work overlap across different teams.

    Rat an das Management

    Find more developing space in music industry


  6. „Fun”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Stockholm, Stockholm (Schweden)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Stockholm, Stockholm (Schweden)
    Empfiehlt
    Neutrale Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Spotify (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Really nice offices

    Kontras

    Low salaries
    Expected to work 24//7


  7. Hilfreich (3)

    „Great work culture”

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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Software Engineer in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Software Engineer in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Spotify gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Never planned on staying here forever, so I enjoyed it for what it was. Work load was challenging enough, but what I loved most was the company culture. Very down to earth, intellectual (some), and fun people to be around. 8/10 would do it again.

    Kontras

    I didn't meet Miley Cyrus

    Rat an das Management

    Please bring Miley Cyrus

  8. Hilfreich (5)

    „Great place to work, if you're on the right team”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - IT/Systems in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - IT/Systems in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Spotify gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Unlimited supply of food, drinks, snacks
    free healthcare
    work/life balance
    great social events
    cool and diverse group of co-workers

    Kontras

    Management focuses on the wrong things. More concerned about people "quotas" then if the actual work is getting done. Hiring is based on these "quotas" rather then just hiring the right person for the job. I'm all about diversity, but when a position that is desperately needed isn't getting filled because the right sex or ethnicity isn't applying and you have a stack of qualified individuals that have applied that's a problem.

    Not enough room for advancement for those that aren't in Stockholm
    They sell you this dream that you can do any projects you want and there's a lot of freedom. That all depends on your team. Definitely the opposite for me. Felt stifled.
    People that have no knowledge about technology are leading technology teams.

    Rat an das Management

    Take a closer look at what's going on within each team. Many people are not doing what's best for the company and are doing things to better serve their own interests. Leads having little technology knowledge gives others the opportunity to manipulate them


  9. Hilfreich (16)

    „Good, not great...”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Product Manager
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Product Manager
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Spotify (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Awesome and fun culture where innovation and growth are encouraged
    Free snacks/lunches, seeing your favorite artist in the office, cool offsite trips, etc.
    New employees get a trip to Stockholm to learn about the founding of the company
    "Cool" factor of working for a well recognized brand, and having it on your resume
    Impact - you will likely get to work on something that impacts tons of users, depends on what area of the company you work in

    Kontras

    Lack of career growth and clear expectations - middle management is wildly inexperienced and offers little to no guidance on the future of product strategy or employee growth plans.

    Inefficient Meeting culture - a lot of your time is spent attending an endless cycle of pointless meetings. People aren't judged on the quality or performance of the products they ship, but rather on how well you can play to the politics of the company and schedule as many meetings as possible, or write endless amounts of documentation.

    Lacking true meritocracy and accountability - Lots of cases of nepotism, favoritism, and politics run rampant. You can get by without doing much if you know the right people and play the political game.

    Compensation - No bonuses, salary is low for comparable companies and work/life balance can suffer at time due to pressure-cooker environment.

    HR - lackluster hiring process let's really good candidates slip through the cracks since there is no consistent way of evaluating candidates. HR is incredibly disorganized and the onboarding experience can be improved on.

    Rat an das Management

    Make sure you address some of the glaring issues that HR is overlooking, otherwise there will likely be high turnover. The company is doing great things because of the employees who care so much about it, so don't let them down.


  10. Hilfreich (28)

    „Good for entry-level positions. Not so good for experienced engineers”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Engineer in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Engineer in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Spotify (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    The company is a great place to kickstart your career, as it has a good brand and a product that people love.

    It provides a good package for people who are building their families (paternity and maternity leaves are excellent for American standards).

    Engineers are not expected to work too much in general, therefore the company offers a good work-life balance.

    Kontras

    Spotify leaves a lot to be desired in a few areas:

    * HR is highly inefficient, and despite its supposedly progressive policies, it rarely aligns with the interest of allowing people to do the best of their work, and mostly serves the purpose of protecting the management of the organization. On the other hand, as far as you never have to deal with HR, they won't get in your way.

    * Interviewing with the company is a true nightmare, both for interviewees and interviewers. Nobody seems to believe the way we interview and handle candidates is efficient at all, but we keep doing the same, while losing good people in the process.

    * The company is surprisingly vertical and hierarchical. Too much power is given to leads and middle managers, to the point that entire structures depend on single managers to exist, and when they leave the company (which happens quite often), their organizations fall apart leaving dozens of people in the limbo.

    * Managers are usually not experienced (being managers for the first or second time in their careers). The incentive for them to be managers is related to the pay grade and visibility, as opposed to what they are actually looking for to grow professionally.

    * Most product owners are failed technical people who want to grow their careers by going vertical, incentivized by the low pay in the engineering side. They frequently believe that they are managers of some sort, and don't really understand what it takes to implement products.

    * It doesn't pay well, scoring in the 70-80% of the market average. This is a major hurdle and stops experienced people to either come, or to stay in the organization. Engineers only afford to be underpaid for a couple years before leaving, and the ones who stay only do so because they are not competitive in the market, or because they are locked in due to stock options or visa constraints. Pay reviews can only happen once a year, through a process that is arbitrary and disconnected from actual performance and workers' market value, as pay raises are capped by HR.

    * From the moment you enter the organization until the day you leave it, you are going to be dragged into an seemingly infinite amount of pointless meetings that will consume at least 50% of your time. That seems to be a fundamental part of the culture in the organization, in which everything has to be agreed and communicated on; except that this is rarely the case as managers keep to themselves what's truly important, and collective decisions are just a way to rubber-stamp decisions that have been already made. Engineers keep pointing out that this is a major issue productivity-wise, but management does nothing to stop it.

    * Engineers are incentivized to prioritize work outside of their teams instead of delivering for their teams due to the way levels and promotions work. This contributes to more meetings, documents, politics and perception-based work as opposed to technical innovation.

    * Do not expect to grow your career at Spotify. You'll stick to your role, level and salary during your stay there. The company truly prefers to hire new people to fill positions (even though most of the time those people have no better experience than existing employees) as opposed to promote their own people. You only have a chance to get somewhere in the organization if you start doing politics from the day you start.

    Rat an das Management

    Start the process to rebuild the company as a true engineering organization. Spotify is already feeling like an old and inefficient company. The competition in key markets is aggressive, and while you're being laid back and respecting management nonsense, you're going to be losing ground as your products are not innovating anymore and the strategic plans you hold are way too risky given the level of immaturity in your delivery teams.


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