Spotify in Sweden

Jul 15, 2019 12 Comments

Heard that Spotify has an HQ in Sweden...Seems like there are people on Blind who work for the Sweden office. Just curious, how did you get the job? Were you hired here in the US and got an expat employment contract? Or did you work for Spotify US initially and was moved to Sweden? I've read that pay is somewhat low comparatively but it still somehow works out because of all of the country's benefits? Is this how most feel? Always wanted to move to a different country and work for a while...Oh, also is there anyone here who worked internationally and came back, how was finding a job after living in a foreign country?


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TOP 12 Comments
  • Spotify zFuV58
    If you have kids, or plan to in the near future, Sweden is the best country in the world with regard to benefits.
    Jul 15, 2019 1
    • Spotify jack Ryan
      Eh. USA is better. Better education. We have diversity so have a chance at not being racists. And we can paint our houses whatever color we want
      Jul 27, 2019
  • SolarWinds AnEngineer
    I have no knowledge of Spotify Sweden in particular, but the "made up for with benefits" argument is pretty BS unless you plan to retire there since you'll never make use of the retirement benefits and tech companies already provide pretty good health care and pto already.
    Jul 15, 2019 0
  • Spotify Cfge11
    There is no good reason to go to Sweden unless you’re Swedish or you just hate yourself.
    Jul 15, 2019 3
    • Spotify jack Ryan
      I hate myself when I visit. Anyone else find it completely lifeless and sad, culturally
      Jul 27, 2019
    • The 6 week summer is great. Besides that, you’re pretty much right about it.
      Sep 12, 2019
  • IKEA / Eng ajshfie13
    I live and work in Sweden, (not for Spotify) and like it so far. Benefits are good, tax is about the same as CA, salaries are much lower. But I can comfortably live on my current salary and get 6 weeks of vacation every year.

    I have an interview at Spotify coming up, applied for Stockholm but they said there’s a possibility I get NYC or Boston, if it’s okay with me. I’d say it’s not too difficult to move back to the US, I had an interview with amazon as well, just didn’t pass it lol.

    I moved to Sweden to start my career, and I can’t help but want to move back to the US to take advantage of the high salaries. But if that doesn’t work out, I do like it here in Sweden and can see myself here for a while.
    Jul 15, 2019 1
    • Spotify jack Ryan
      Gtfo if there. Come back to the land of capitalism
      Jul 27, 2019
  • Spotify BrianAdams
    Not worth it
    Jul 15, 2019 0
  • Salesforce poiuytrem
    There are also a bunch of people that where born, raised and went to school in Sweden. I'm pretty sure a large percentage came in that way...
    Jul 15, 2019 0
  • Agoda ago1
    The salary they offer in Stockholm is low, lower than what I get in Bangkok on top of it they have 45% tax :(
    Aug 21, 2019 0


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