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I've worked in a contract capacity for the past 2 years while completing graduate-level coursework. The flexibility offered to me is unique, but it seems from interactions with my team that this spirit of "employee-first" outlook is across the board. I've learned so much and I enjoy being with my team and others in the workplace. The on-site catering and other perks like free tickets to shows (obv. not during COVID) are really nice, but the best part is being part of a group of people who are just SO excited to be there.
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They were kind to be able to allow you to work where ever as long as you got your work done. You also were given bi-weekly reviews to be able to understand how well you're doing.
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Great company & values. Average benefits. Great NYC location but absolutely horrible middle management. Too many people wanting to be superstars and there is no sense of belonging or team.
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Great compensation, work/life balance, benefits, room to grow & great culture. The people are bright, friendly and extremely talented across all business units.
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Spotify offers great benefits including paternity and maternity leave, flexible workplace options, entertaining workspaces, and free snacks and daily lunches. Spotify encourages diversity and inclusion and provide employees the ability to join internal workplace groups that focus on a variety of important topics that ultimately support the company's culture.
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My job as a production manager was to insure that all aspects of the video content were met so that we could go out and shoot the video pieces that need to be shot for the campaign at the time. They work culture is very collaborative but it can also be pretty cut throat as everyone there is fairly young (25-30) and is looking to advance themselves as quick as they can. Coming in as a new person you can feel out of the loop as most people that have been there a while can be very (cliquey). Overall decent place to work, the pay is very competitive, benefits are great and you get free music account!
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Spotify is probably one of the best places I have worked for so far. I have high regard for the team I had the opportunity to work with. The company has a an amazing work cuture with a good work life balance. If you are on FT, they have amazing benefits.
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Great culture to learn and grow in. You have autonomy over your career and they emphasize on driving your own development. Spotify is the best place I've worked thus far.
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I went in as a Quality Assurance Engineer and left an iOS Developer. The amount of learning you can do from within Spotify is enormous. If you learning something new, you can, and there are people willing to help you level up your skill set and tool box. The people there are what I enjoyed the most working at Spotify. Everyone is super smart and they have deep knowledge of what they were hired to do. But, there are too many in leadership positions and some teams suffer from a lack of direction. Also, depending on your manager, Spotify allows you to "embed" with other teams if you wanted to do something new other than the work on the team you were assigned.

Interviewing here, is difficult. If you want to work here, you have to be the best, or know someone close to the team you want to work on.
Pros
Smart people who can mentor you, great culture, great benefits, career advancement
Cons
Too much leadership, not enough direction for products, does not do enough to keep highly talented people on board
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Management operates from a fear based POV, and are very difficult to speak honestly with. Satellite offices also have significantly less opportunity for career growth than New York, so be cautious that it takes a lot of timing luck and months/years of harder work to get promoted in regional offices.
Pros
Free Lunch/Healthcare, 401k Matching, Coworkers, Stock Options (pre IPO)
Cons
Pay, Management
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Very hard to come across a company better than this one. Great management, great benefits, great atmosphere -- work load could be volatile. Some days are busier than others.

Took three months to get an interview and another two to get hired. Onboarding can be a process.
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Love the culture and the quickness at Spotify. The people are passionate about the product and making the most of their time at work to balance their life outside the company.
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Amazing culture and facilities
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Everyone is great and super helpful. The work is autonomous and there is no micromanaging from higher ups breathing down your neck which is a relief. Definite resume booster and would definitely recommend to anyone considering applying.
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Free lunches
Cons
Becoming official full time employee can seem like a drag
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Pros:
-Great perks like premium Spotify, free food, and alcohol

-Great brand on your resume


Cons

-Long working hours from 7 am to midnight for 7 days a week

-No work life balance

-Management doesn't care about the wellbeing of employees

-No advancement and give false promises

-Frown upon when takes vacation or lunch break (end up losing vacation days)

-All the great party are fake because managers won't let you go so depends on what team you are in


Overall, it's great for someone who wants to work for one year and get the experience then move on to somewhere better. Too much restructuring and mid-management is inexperience. Talents are hired from other great companies but this company has poor onboarding and HR so beware!
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Great place to work. Very fun and relaxed company culture and office. Lack of advancement opportunities depending on your team. Excellent benefits and perks.
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This was a great learning position that allowed me to grow as a business professional. It was enjoyable to work with people as well as develop communication skills
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Fun place to work. Management has a tough time being transparent. Pays very well for the work that is done. The culture is very relaxed and there are always good vibes in the workplace
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fast pace environment causing a very stressful one. work and life balance is hard to attain. responsibilities piled up but compensation was not re evaluated. the work culture is fun and employee focus but only if you have the time to enjoy those benefits.
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free food
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compensation
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It is a typical Tech/Star-up working environment. It's fast-paced, self-driven and atonomous. It is a well-paid intern position, but the likelihood of returning is pretty low.
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Spotify is awesome, the culture is unmatched, however, the pay is probably some of the lowest in the market. If you can get over that, you'll enjoy the benefits of meeting some of the best in music and working with awesome people.
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Spotify loosely follows the engineering videos they have published, with respect to the way their structure is laid out. Each squad has a very high level of autonomy and there is a great deal of trust in the organization. Movement between disciplines is easy, as is movement between teams. So, you can learn a great many things, if you so desire.
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