Spotify culture?

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Jul 1 21 Comments

What’s the work culture like at Spotify in NYC? The latest reviews on Glassdoor don’t seem too positive... any truth to these reviews?

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    I’ve been at Spotify 4 years. In terms of WLB - Spotify NYC is as good as it gets. Lots of diversity (thank you NYC!) and people are generally really nice and not backstabbing. The culture is starting to change a bit since we moved from Chelsea to 4WTC and went public last year. Less start-uppy vibe (less parties, free booze, etc.) but I’d say that’s probably a good thing for our bottom line.
    Jul 2 0
  • OrbiMed HedgeMed
    Really woke, apparently
    Jul 1 1
    • Netflix Sd4jeV
      Aren't some artists really against Spotify? How can they be woke?
      Jul 1
  • Spotify I struggle
    It’s not good if you are high performer who wants to do great work. If going home at 5 is your thing, go for it
    Jul 6 1
  • Spotify thisnight
    No accountability or motivation. Great freedom, too much for some people.
    Jul 2 0
  • Spotify beekers
    Pays peanuts.
    Jul 2 0
  • Spotify Ek 2020
    Our offsites cannot be beat!
    Jul 2 3
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      Where do you guys go?
      Jul 3
    • Spotify / Product WXUp28
      Brooklyn and Stockholm
      Jul 3
    • Spotify Ek 2020
      Barcelona
      Jul 3
  • Amazon thepoor1
    It always amazes me to see people complain about good work life balance. Some people have no life outside of work.
    Jul 10 1
    • Spotify thisnight
      I have a lot of life, but given that I spend 40 hours a week at work I would like to get shit done instead of having to motivate my co-workers and taking 1 year to build the smallest of features.
      Jul 10
  • Spotify smrtrchild
    Generous vacation and unbeatable WLB are nice, but the latte foam printer is the real perk.
    Jul 2 0
  • Getty Images ivrxfren
    Curious to know the same. Also how is the wfh/remote culture at Spotify?
    Jul 2 4
    • Spotify hodeicfykv
      Remote isn’t really a thing. Many people work from home occasionally. All conference rooms have a sufficient video setup to accommodate dialing in to meetings.
      Jul 3
    • Getty Images ivrxfren
      Thanks for the info! In general how often do people work from home would you say? Is it one of those things where it's somewhat frowned upon/not encouraged?
      Jul 3
    • Spotify thisnight
      Depends on teams. I worked with teams that is at least once a week. It's sometimes abused if managers are not on top of it, but there are teams as well that are very responsible about it.
      Jul 3
    • Spotify hodeicfykv
      Yep that’s my experience as well.
      Jul 4
  • Spotify jhddh
    Very progressive, very relaxed.
    Jul 2 0
  • Spotify xZTaoq
    I think ppl who are complaining on Glassdoor are select. You should be fine.
    Jul 1 0