Pandora
3.8 of 5 29 reviews
www.pandora.com Oakland, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Pandora Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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3.8 29 reviews

                             

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Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews

Brian McAndrews

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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People Focused Company

Manager, Client Services (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at Pandora full-time for more than a year

ProsInspiring, People focused, Passionate Company! Great internal growth opportunities.

ConsNormal start-up to Adult company growing pains.

Advice to Senior ManagementPandora looks for smart, passionate, people focused, humble leaders.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great working experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at Pandora full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat working environment. Good collaborations.

ConsNot much on the cons side.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I loved working for this company - great leadership!

Corporate Paralegal (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I worked at Pandora full-time for more than a year

ProsHealthy life style balance between home and work.

ConsNot having an office - common areas can get pretty loud at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and continue to hire creative, smart and humurous professionals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at Pandora full-time for less than a year

ProsAwesome team mates, great work culture, high speed ever growing place

ConsIts in OAKLAND :(, Pay is not as competitive, Can have better benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat going till now. If you are employing so many new people, I hope you have a good vision for the future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Proud to Work Here / We Work Hard

Campaign Manager (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at Pandora full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people who are genuinely committed to company goals and willing to go above and beyond (including working long hours if necessary)
Flexible, casual, chill
Paid time and a half for OT
Young
Lots of friendships that extend beyond the office - after work, on weekends

ConsLong hours
Can be stressful since tied to sales and revenue
Complex products and systems
Constant change and evolution, and having to work through it
No 401k match

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize how hard people work and try to balance it out by hiring more help or creating efficiencies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love my job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at Pandora full-time

Pros- Culture (company groups for photography, ping pong, NERF, crock pot classes, volleyball, soccer, women in business etc)
- People - Most everyone is so nice and cool and interesting. All hard workers
- Amazing product that you're proud to represent
- Starting to innovate more and have more interesting user/artist-focused ideas come to market

Cons- Management on certain teams is very political
- Since we're growing very fast, some sectors are hiring too quickly without enough input from all members on teams

Advice to Senior Management- Allow more people to interview candidate when interviewing
- Focus on your staff instead of managing upwards
- Stay on toes with competition

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pandora as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe training, atmosphere, concerts, snacks, drinks, etc. were all extremely big pluses working at Pandora. The managers that I had worked under were very efficient and friendly and helped me all along while I was working there. Although to the outside world, it may seem that Pandora is consistently trying to limit their program, the company is indeed doing everything to help their listeners in the long run and actually listen to every email written into their support system.

ConsSeems like management could improve somewhat in other departments, but where I was, it was perfectly managed.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you are doing, try not too change too many things.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dynamic and Personal

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pandora

ProsAwesome people to work with, who mostly are all friendly and helpful. Never had any problems with any of the employees. Has snacks also when you need a pick-me-up during mid day. All the managers are also awesome to work with, and have great personalities, even when they might be a bit stressed. There also always something happening within the company.

ConsThere might be some cliques happening around the company. But overall, this doesn't detract just the overall friendliness and efficiency of the company.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at Pandora full-time

ProsOne of the best places I've worked for. They really care for their employes and there are a lot of opportunities to grow with the company. A fun place with lots of interesting problems to solve.

ConsCan't really think of one.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep managing like a startup environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best summer internship of all time

Business Development Intern (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I worked at Pandora as an intern for less than a year

ProsPandora has incredibly smart people dedicated to an awesome mission - bringing music people love wherever they are. As a company, Pandora pays a great deal of attention to individual development and professional growth. I loved working there and would love the opportunity to do so again in the future.

ConsThey have concerts from well known bands in the break room with kegs and lots of fun smiling people, so if you like working around 4 PM on a Friday, this probably isn't the place for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being awesome

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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