To us, learning and development isn’t a box you tick. It’s a welcome part of the job.
We take an always-on approach, encouraging you to learn on the job through stretch assignments, new challenges and social knowledge sharing so you can drive your development. Not just once a year. But every single day.
Don’t think that means you have to go it alone though. Your manager will be right there to lend support and guide you on your development journey. And you’ll have access to all the tools and training you need to grow. Behind it all will be GreenHouse, our dedicated team looking after learning and development who are thought leaders in the industry and beyond.
We believe that it isn’t our responsibility to manage talent, we’re here to develop talent. This is our approach to growth.
When you join us, you’ll be empowered to be your very best. From day one. We focus a great deal on enabling continuous development – giving you the opportunities you need to learn on the job and grow with the company. We believe in uplifting and investing in our homegrown talent, so we encourage everyone to expand their skills, no matter their seniority. All so we can learn faster than the world is changing and stay a few steps ahead.
You should be self-driven, ready to take control of your own development and reach your full potential.
We focus on incentivizing development. We reward high performance and we do it thoughtfully – although to us, it’s about more than just achieving your goals. It also matters how you do it and that you learn and develop along the way. Everyone who works here values the opportunity to be an audio pioneer and share in Spotify’s mission to unlock the potential of human creativity. In short, we’re missionaries rather than mercenaries.
An extraordinary rhythm demands extraordinary focus. It’s nearly impossible to be a master of all instruments – something will always end up neglected or shortchanged. So instead, we expect you to give your all to your one part. As we move and expand, that part may change. One thing’s for sure though. At Spotify, you’ll never stop growing.
Growth is our mantra and our managers are right on the frontlines, cultivating a growth mindset and encouraging innovation within their teams. They empower growth by providing frequent feedback and coaching to unlock our peoples’ potential and opportunities to learn. They grow great teams that grow the business as well as grow themselves. And most importantly, they inspire and drive vision — that is how our teams are motivated to willingly engage and contribute to our purpose.
Our managers dare to let go of control and empower autonomy (within guardrails, of course). To enable their team to make informed decisions, they share information transparently. And, most importantly, they give their teams the freedom to fail, recognizing that it’s an inevitable outcome when pursuing innovation. That doesn’t mean they don’t assume accountability or hold their teams accountable to their goals. Our managers are also courageous enough to set clear expectations and deliver honest feedback to drive results.
A good manager encourages debate and discussion, acknowledging that innovation can come from any direction. That listening is everything.
Our managers are instrumental in ensuring our everyday reality reflects our values. They guarantee all voices are heard and know how to navigate divergent opinions within their team. They lead with empathy and act to minimize politics. They promote clear and sincere communication, focused on building trust in the team. They build an inclusive culture where everyone feels empowered to be themselves, where everyone feels like they belong.
We believe leadership is a group sport. By operating with the business’ best interest at heart, our managers recognize that the talent they nurture and grow on their teams isn’t necessarily theirs - it’s Spotify’s. We get things done by collaborating across teams, sharing talent, prioritizing mutual long-term goals and always operating in the interest of the greater good.