Google vs Spotify

Amazon scarymoose
Aug 28, 2018 30 Comments

How do they compare on things like wlb, culture, backstabbing, etc.
I know it's highly team dependent, but overall trend?

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  • Netflix / Eng LukeCage
    Spotify is way better. What kind of work do you do?
    Aug 28, 2018 12
    • Spotify Isn
      Salary I comparable to base salary at Google, what you don’t get is guaranteed money with your equity since you get options. I’m currently making substantially more at Spotify that I would have if I had joined google at the same level last year, but part of that is definitely luck with Spotify’s performance. Also depends on what level you’re targeting
      Aug 29, 2018
    • Spotify eRoc05
      Generally, Google.

      Spotify’s “culture” is a lot of marketing to attract talent. But mileage may vary.
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Spotify / Eng
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      Candlexmore
      The only chance to get good salary at spotify is to lick someones ass or to get good one from the beginning, or both.
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Spotify WizzAir
      How about quit spotify for goole, then come back with a matching salary?
      Sep 3, 2018
    • Spotify Klkl
      Counter offers may happen, but not guaranteed.
      Sep 9, 2018
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    • Spotify / Eng Wj3dj1
      European company 💁🏼‍♀️
      Aug 29, 2018
    • Spotify Isn
      Unlimited sick days and work from X days so you don’t have to take PTO unless it’s actually for vacation
      Aug 29, 2018
    • Spotify Funzo
      6 months paid parental leave.
      Aug 29, 2018
    • Spotify 300
      Boston office seems to have the best team culture out of the different Spotify engineering hubs.
      Sep 8, 2018
    • Spotify elogovna
      If you don't care at all about what work you are doing and are willing spend years of your life changing in-app text formatting (and other such lame things) so you can pretend to be cool, yeah you'll do just fine at Spotify. Otherwise, don't be fooled by the "cult"-ure they project outside.

      Also, if you have a baby on the way, definitely go for Spotify and start searching for new jobs one month before your paternity leave concludes.
      Sep 22, 2018
  • Spotify Isn
    Scarymoose your level is the biggest determinate of which one to pick, if google is leveling you really high go there, at the lower levels you are very much a cog. Spotify is better for a better WLB and more ability to shape your career. Money wise it really depends on how to see the two stocks appreciating.
    Aug 29, 2018 6
    • Spotify Isn
      What’s your level at Amazon?
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Amazon scarymoose
      OP
      L4
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Spotify Isn
      That’s SDE I right?
      Aug 31, 2018
    • Amazon scarymoose
      OP
      Yup
      Aug 31, 2018
    • Spotify Isn
      Hmm in that case the move to L3 might not be too horrible. L3s are definitely grunt-y at Google though, the company is just too big and has too many engineers and people seem to really respect levels. On the other hand, you will get the Google recognition when you leave. Don’t expect to be promoted quickly though, you are eligible for promo your first cycle and probably won’t have had enough promotable work by second cycle. The average L4 promo takes 2 years, promos are very competitive and Google doesn’t give refreshers year one anymore. There’s also the possibility of the team you’re on getting reorged to a different location and then you’ll have only 3 months to find a new team and your performance on the old team doesn’t count. On the other hand at Spotify you’ll get options so you’re banking on SPOT growth. Overall your mileage will very, what’s your offer from Google? I’ve heard that the offers have gone down so that may remove the biggest plus for Google.
      Sep 3, 2018
  • Bloomberg okier
    Where did you join? Similar boat with an offer from Spotify.
    May 1 0