Pearson / Product

Pearson Product

Product Management Exec, Education
Jul 20, 2017 21 Comments

Does anyone have experience applying at Spotify Boston? I've applied through the Spotify website but am interested in approaches to improve the chance of a cal back (beyond tailoring resume to jd, etc.).


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TOP 21 Comments
  • I have a very close friend that was an early investor in Echonest which was acquired by Spotify and is an exec their now.
    Jul 20, 2017 2
    • Hubspot 2can-tucan
      Super constructive comment it's totally going to help the OP, lol
      Jul 20, 2017
    • Qualcomm / Eng

      Qualcomm Eng

      Embedded software engineer
      There* - grammar nazi at your service
      Jul 20, 2017
  • Uber oplz
    Spotify recruiters are terrible. expect to wait a while.
    Jul 22, 2017 0
  • Hubspot 2can-tucan
    I was approached by a recruiter on linked in. I replied the same day and didn't hear back for 2 months. I'd steer clear.

    If they don't have a tight recruiting game then they won't land the top engineers. Don't want to work in a shop full of b level players do you?
    Jul 22, 2017 0
  • Spotify nobs
    Don't bother it's over hyped. They won't talk to anyone that's not a woman if you're in engineering. If they give you an excuse for canceling your interview or not talking to you it's probably because you're a white guy. This happens a lot. I've referred several people that have been hired at Google and Facebook and Spotify refused to interview them. One of them had an onsite interview and it was canceled last minute for no reason. I know a couple of my teammates are paid unfairly compared to others. It's not a place you can trust to take care of its people. It's all for optics.
    Sep 28, 2017 1
    • Spotify Bowl
      The referrals system doesn’t do much, you need to actually follow up with the hiring manager and recruiter to advocate for your candidate. Otherwise it pretty much goes into a black box as I’ve discovered.
      Aug 2, 2018
  • You know who has awesome recruiters that respond immediately?
    Jul 28, 2017 2
    • Pearson / Product

      Pearson Product

      Product Management Exec, Education
      Seems like you might be a little biased, but I will check it out. Thanks.
      Jul 30, 2017
    • New / Eng FEDev
      I spoke with Phillip Reese from Chewy, was a fantastic experience. Wasn't a good fit for the role but I enjoyed talking with him and he gave way better feedback than most corporate recruiters.
      Aug 4, 2017
  • Spotify anon680
    Not in Boston office but it literally took 3 months for me to get a callback after applying online.
    Jul 21, 2017 0
  • NPR / Eng WTNG24
    I applied via a referral from a friend and still haven't heard back.
    Jul 20, 2017 4
    • Spotify / Eng qbeforeu
      Tell your friend to talk to the recruiter directly
      Jul 21, 2017
    • NPR / Eng WTNG24
      Thanks, will do.
      Jul 21, 2017
  • Try to find someone who can refer you. Or reach out to people on LinkedIn.
    Jul 21, 2017 0
  • Hubspot IMJg37
    I got recruited as well but my experience was pretty positive. I responded that I wasn't looking to leave at the time but wanted to keep their contact info if I chose to apply in the future. Almost immediate response back.
    Jul 23, 2017 1
    • Schlumberger / Data yTBs06
      Is that possible to know the recruiter name?
      Jan 14, 2019
  • Pymetrics boon06
    I applied to a role 2 months ago with help from a buddy at Spotify + an advocate from Jopwell (diversity recruitment partner).

    I took a Cubiks verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning assessment 3 weeks later after receiving a canned email from HR (I did well).

    Not a word since. I’ve been told that Spotify HR is infamously slow to process external talent.

    {If you can help in any way, please reply or DM me directly!}
    Jul 12, 2019 0


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