Spotify culture?

New mUps13
Jul 1, 2019 23 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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  • Spotify / Eng

    Spotify Eng

    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, 2019 0
  • 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, 2019 1
    • Spotify PZNHAKWEAK
      I do great work after 5.
      Jul 9, 2019
  • OrbiMed HedgeMed
    Really woke, apparently
    Jul 1, 2019 1
    • Netflix Sd4jeV
      Aren't some artists really against Spotify? How can they be woke?
      Jul 1, 2019
  • Spotify beekers
    Pays peanuts.
    Jul 2, 2019 0
  • Spotify thisnight
    No accountability or motivation. Great freedom, too much for some people.
    Jul 2, 2019 0
  • 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, 2019 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, 2019
  • Spotify Ek 2020
    Our offsites cannot be beat!
    Jul 2, 2019 4
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      Where do you guys go?
      Jul 3, 2019
    • Spotify / Product WXUp28
      Brooklyn and Stockholm
      Jul 3, 2019
    • Spotify Ek 2020
      Jul 3, 2019
    • Spotify JyyA07
      Sweden, France, Austin, Nashville
      Jul 22, 2019
  • Spotify smrtrchild
    Generous vacation and unbeatable WLB are nice, but the latte foam printer is the real perk.
    Jul 2, 2019 0
  • Getty Images / Eng ivrxfren
    Curious to know the same. Also how is the wfh/remote culture at Spotify?
    Jul 2, 2019 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, 2019
    • Getty Images / Eng 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, 2019
    • 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, 2019
    • Spotify hodeicfykv
      Yep that’s my experience as well.
      Jul 4, 2019
  • New moz2ae
    Been trying to get an interview with Spotify for a while and have had multiple recruiters think I’d be ideal for a position (mostly marketing / artist based roles) but have been lost in the pile of applications. Do you guys have any advice?
    Sep 16, 2019 0


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