Pandora

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Pandora Reviews

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
57 Reviews
3.8
57 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is a little too good (in 4 reviews)

  • There are a lot of smart people at Pandora that work hard toward common goals (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The other review mentioning that there is no company culture is spot on (in 3 reviews)

  • There is also a general sense of dysfunction due to "growing pains (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Love this place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, family friendly, reasonable hours, decent pay

    Cons

    you create your own opportunities here. If you're waiting to be promoted probably won't happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    new CEO with great direction. looking forward to where things are heading.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thumbs Up for Pandora

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora

    Pros

    I have work on the most brilliant, supportive, and fun team! I manage one of the largest, most-demanding, but most-rewarding accounts at Pandora.

    Cons

    I had to take a PTO cut when I came here, but my office is very flexibly so it hasn't really mattered. (We also get a week of paid volunteer time off each year!)

  3.  

    The place rocks! I recommend it.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora

    Pros

    Great culture, upward mobility, work life balance, solid compensation, good free snacks. Also, the middle management is well trained. It's obviously a great resume builder and everyone loves pandora.

    Cons

    There aren't too many. I know some teams have it rougher than others. The client services team at pandora doesn't make commission like at other companies like Google, but that's one of the few draws.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the bar lower for hiring potential candidates. I've been working at pandora with awhile now and there are a few oddballs that snagged a job, hopefully the company doesn't have loose hiring criteria in the future. Also, expanding internationally should be made a top priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    BEST SALES JOB!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistang in Worcester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistang in Worcester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Pandora

    Pros

    The staff are lovely, as I was new, everyone helped me and guided me into the right direction. The discount you get when you finish you probation period is lush , like I just love everything, and selling is so easy once you get to grips with the process.

    Cons

    The pay could be increased slightly as it is purely sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing, you're all amazing!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Planner in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Planner in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Pandora full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, fun, motivating, inspiring, good pay

    Cons

    career development, overworked, not always challenging, better pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more on career development

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome culture, fun people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Oakland, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pandora full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, fun people. Good management. Excellent teams. The company is big, but it feels small. Excellent home/work balance. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    The company has a big target on it's back and can feel too laid back at times. HQ is in downtown Oakland, so the commute can be adventurous at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rule of Acquisition #95: Expand or die.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pandora a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora full-time

    Pros

    amazing product
    attracting top talent from radio

    Cons

    too many layers at time with multiple leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    involve your middle managers and employees more in the market and product stratgy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    pandora

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora

    Pros

    flexibility, work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    not enough growth opportunity and time consuming

  10.  

    Dream job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pandora full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, amazing product, super smart people, location (Oakland is thriving) and trust in our senior leadership. Also, there is very little ego here.

    Cons

    Honestly...I can't think of one thing that I don't love. The people here are welcoming and kind--very different that other Tech companies that I have experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on our culture as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best environment workplace I've seen so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora full-time

    Pros

    Folks actually value worklife balance here, but there's still lots of challenging work to be done.

    Cons

    There are some challenges involved with growing so quickly, but we're definitely benefitting from the core group of people who have been here since "the beginning" (or shortly thereafter).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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