How's life at Spotify NYC?

Lyft / Engcmd
Mar 22, 2018 16 Comments

Got an offer there as a senior web engineer. Curious to hear how people are enjoying it.


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TOP 16 Comments
  • Qualcomm / EngGoHiking
    Do you guys have Europe style socialism culture there?
    Mar 23, 20183
    • Spotify RLQy16
      Yes. We all get a standard 3% raise no matter what.
      Mar 23, 2018
    • Spotify .........(
      Good benefits as it relates to work/life balance and no expectations to work late hours or weekends.

      The NYC office is fairly American in other ways-- firing underperformers and requiring fewer meetings to make decisions
      Mar 24, 2018
    • Spotify gdo
      The comp is very socialist
      Mar 29, 2018
  • Spotify MoTq56
    I would not recommend working at Spotify. Get a job that will pay you fairly and provide you a manager who will care about you.
    Mar 24, 20182
    • Spotify y6ds8km
      Completely agree. They fire whistle blowers and have the worst middle management of any company I've ever been at. The best part of my experience working there has been learning what NOT to do.
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Spotify %s
      Do you have an example? Genuinely curious
      Sep 12, 2018
  • Spotify / EngyPyp82
    Pretty amazing. Concerts every week. Lots of parties. All the rumors are true. Kicking Apple's ass is also fun 😉
    Mar 22, 20183
    • Spotify SonicBoom
      are you from 2 years ago?
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Spotify / EngyPyp82
      Just one year
      Mar 29, 2018
    • Spotify Steelydan
      Apr 1, 2018
  • Spotify 56hgtYlA
    I wouldn’t leave Lyft or Uber for Spotify. Going public is not the best time to join a company, ask Fb’ers that were around then.
    Mar 23, 20180
  • Spotify RLQy16
    Generally very good. Career progression is non existent, though, and engineers are given less credit for work compared to PMs.
    Mar 23, 20180
  • Uber / EngSales eng?
    Would love to work at Spotify because I love the product (and music). Curious how apparent to the culture that is.
    Mar 22, 20181
    • Spotify Steelydan
      Culture is as perceived. How great that actually is, maybe leaves room to improve, especially with less than competent product and engineering management.
      Apr 1, 2018
  • Spotify .........(
    It's all good. We'll be moving to a new office at the end of the year around the WTC which might be a challenge to the culture(lots of finance bros and tourists in those areas). But amazing views of NYC from the 72nd floor.
    Mar 24, 20180

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