Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 286 million users.
The Spotify Band
Here at Spotify, we like to think of ourselves as a band. We even have our own Band Manifesto. Without a diversity of instruments, a band’s output would be pretty boring. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant.
We are a purpose-driven company, using our strong values and beliefs to guide us in our strategies as well as our everyday decisions. When you become part of the band we rely on you to bring our values to life in real time. Our values are informed and influenced by every member of the Spotify band. For us, these are more than just words on a page – these principles guide each decision we make, serving as the path we’ll follow to achieve our goals and mission. We are innovative, sincere, passionate, collaborative and a bit playful.
Change is our constant. We want to learn faster than the world around us is changing. We’re dedicated to relentless innovation, ensuring our technology stays relevant, easy to use, and easy to scale. We strive to stay receptive and flexible, adapting and acting on what we observe. We work hard to find the best way to get things done, even if it’s not the most obvious way. When we try new things, sometimes we fail. Failure is an important part of our process and when we fail, we celebrate the new valuable information that we learned. We don’t fear mistakes but we refuse to repeat them.Being part of the Spotify band means staying passionate, nurturing your curiosity, and welcoming (and oftentimes even driving) change.
If you join Spotify, we expect you to care - about your work, about your growth, about Spotify, about the success of the entire band. You should take ownership for the work you do and take pride in what you deliver, both individually and as a team.
We strongly believe that a diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and creators. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It's in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Supporting the band
We know we ask a lot of you when you join the band. But we want to ensure that we offer support throughout your journey as Spotify.
GreenHouse Learning Offerings - our internal learning & development team offer an array of in person and virtual trainings each month
Heart & Soul Team - we have an entire team committed to building a healthier emotionally well environment and community at Spotify where everyone can be their very best
Global Hack Weeks - an entire week where you can focus on that one idea you’ve had in the back of your mind for far too long
Employee Resource Groups - our ERGS are grassroots, volunteer, employee-led collectives that gather around a shared identity marker. Some examples include women@, Spectrum@, BLK@ and muslims@
Employee Events & gatherings - our People Experience team offer an array of events such as in office concerts or podcasts, fitness classes and events in partnership with ERGs such as Pride!
A look at the band
We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and believe it’s essential for us to build accountability into our everyday work, across all areas of our business. Review our diversity numbers here.
Our progress indicates we’re moving in the right direction but also highlights clear areas where we need to do better. Increasing the share of senior women leaders, diversifying our racial landscape in the US and continuing to focus on women representation in our technology organization are of huge importance to us.
You can learn more about the story of our data here.