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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
2 Ratings
  1. "Pandora provides an amazing culture"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture - nobody does it like Pandora. The people , the business , the fun.

    Cons

    Change , fast pace , slow advancement but overall great culture

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-23
  2. Helpful (5)

    "It's like a dumpster fire out of control and they pour gasoline on it to put it out"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always have an underdog mentality because you are the myspace of music.

    Cons

    Everything throughout the interview process and on-boarding was an outright lie. All depts are being slashed and your available resources crumble or are being outsourced. Ridiculous quotas that make no sense and rolled out midway through the quarter. You will constantly be lied to about commission and told "we're working to get this figured out". Don't worry I'll save you the suspense--it won't. You will be the voice...

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    Advice to Management

    Consider telling the truth for once and try washing all the slime off your hands. You're pretty greasy.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-05-03
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Sales has taken a turn for the worse"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Immediate colleagues are great to work with Office is well stocked with snacks Work-life balance is just ok depending on if your manager likes you You are an hourly employee and they are ok with you logging overtime which semi makes up for the serious discrepancy in salary compared to similar sales jobs in the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Speaking for the Oakland sales team specifically and noting this because sales often felt like working for a completely different company from any other department. The role of account executive changed drastically in my time at Pandora partially due to three consecutive years of layoffs which affected senior management and strategy (especially in 2018). The new management from the start was clearly there to eliminate...

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    Advice to Management

    Separate Glint feedback by department since engineers, product, sales, etc. all have completely different Pandora employee experiences. Listen to current employees on product recommendations and ways to help us sell, particularly if you've never actually sold the product yourself. We are the ones on the front lines talking to clients and getting an idea of what the market is looking for. Pandora is already considered...

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-01-09
  4. Helpful (13)

    "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -lax schedule -food (bagels, monthly pizza + cake, first Friday of the month cupcakes) -flowing booze (beer on tap, meetings with wine) -stock/annual bonus (better than nothing)

    Cons

    -Office politics galore, not about how well you perform, be buddies with the guys on top and you’ll get rewarded. -late reaction to market demands. We’re not innovators. -Seperation between executive-senior managers from daily work. A “get it done—no questions” toxic environment. -lack of diversity. Very few women and people of color in leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what it means to manage a team (check ins, encouraging career growth, delegating work, providing resources and contacts). Practice what we preach, diversity and inclusive policies.

    Pandora Media, LLC2018-08-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, terrible sales comp"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, awesome culture.

    Cons

    Sales comp plan doesn't motivate sellers and has a cap bonus structure. No incentive for veteran sales people, and new sellers coming into the company are making more money. There is no reason to stay at Pandora long term. Goals are getting higher and you make less money the longer you are here. Makes no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Create growth opportunities for sales people, and create a motivating sales plan.

    Pandora Media, LLC2015-12-16
  6. "Anonymous Review"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment with great people! Great management (for the most part) who care about employees. The executive leadership team is extremely approachable and they provide a very good amount of transparency into the company strategy and where things are headed.

    Cons

    Doesn't innovate as quickly as it should. The company needs to make a louder statement in the media and music industry to keep up with competition.

    Pandora Media, LLC2015-11-13
  7. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture and Employee Resource Groups. Fantastic Founder who is accessible to have lunch with employees on a regular basis. Teams get together pretty regularly to build comradery,

    Cons

    Ad technology is not meeting market demands. Pandora has to do a better job of recruiting and retaining quality engineers to build out ad product solutions.

    Pandora Media, LLC2015-10-03
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good company, but processes and management need help."

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      Former Employee - Account Executive 

      I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

      Pros

      Cool culture, you definitely feel like you are part of something cool.

      Cons

      Report after report after report.......tedious processes that take up so much time that getting a sale becomes deflated. Make a salesperson's job easier, not harder.....they will then do everything for the company aka generate massive revenue. Roadblock after roadblock takes the wind out of a salesperson's sails.

      Advice to Management

      You are spread too thin! Insert another manager (a direct manager, not a manager of another team), or taper down your own workload to be able to focus more on your people.

      Pandora Media, LLC2014-05-28
    • Helpful (21)

      "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,"

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      Current Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Pandora has a great product that people love. It's simple and it works fantastic. And it delivers a ubiquitous happiness through music. Users discover new bands, musicians and love listening all of the time.

      Cons

      I thought that I was going to work for a bay area tech company that has an amazing software product that clients need and love. Unfortunately, Pandora is a broadcast radio company. It spends more of its time competing with Clear Channel and Record labels, than understanding technology and data. Pandora has so much potential with the amount of users. However, it has limited engineering support and therefore a very...

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      Advice to Management

      Invest in engineers and a quality product team. Think internationally. Everyday that Pandora is not available in other countries, is another day people fall in love with Spotify, Songza, or whatever product they enjoy. Mergers and Acquisitions, if you can't hire the engineering support, go buy them.

      Pandora Media, LLC2014-04-28
    • "Inspiring, Creative and Ground Breaking"

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      Current Employee - Account Executive in
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great leadership, amazing offices and an innovative product in high demand by advertisers!

      Cons

      Growing pains as the company is growing so quickly.

      Pandora Media, LLC2012-08-13
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