Pandora Media, LLC Marketing Reviews

Updated 9 May 2020

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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
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  1. "Where the Class President, Head Cheerleader, Homecoming Queen and Valedictorian go to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You'll learn from the smartest in the industry. Good compensation. Fun office. Lots of free goodies. They give promotions to keep people happy.

    Cons

    Never stable and revolving door of C-suite execs. No brand identity. Peers are pitted against each other. More talk about feelings than getting work done. Zero diversity at leadership level.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to coast, not grow your career"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing 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

    -Super lax work environment -WFH whenever you want -People are generally great, lots of diversity, good sense of community -Great schedule for people with kids

    Cons

    -Politics at the top are horrible and tend to trickle down -Lots of changes after the SiriusXM acquisition -Very conservative place, extremely afraid to take risks -moves at a snails pace, reluctant to change -You have to be there at least 3 years before you get a promotion, not a great place to grow your career

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  3. "Great perks, great people"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales and Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, great co-workers and perks

    Cons

    Slow product development, senior leadership not always transparent and very behind the ball.

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    "Long time Panda"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    - Employees are passionate about music across the board. Many are musicians themselves. - Transparent leadership - as transparent as you can be with a publicly traded company. - In my experience, micromanagement is not a thing. Employees are trusted to get their work done, wherever and however they can. - Great office space in Oakland, and in all of the major hubs (NYC, Chi, Santa Monica). - People-first culture. Lots of opportunity for career growth. - PERGS - awesome hobby groups that the company supports. - Best culture I've ever been a part of. Amazing people.

    Cons

    - The direction/vision for our future, and how to get there, is not clear at the moment. -Lots of leadership changes and turnover over the last 18 months, including layoffs. -Lack of investment in infrastructure. -People work in silos at times, and folks trip over themselves when it comes to cross collaboration. -Process heavy in a way that can make us a day late/dollar short. -Our product needs to differentiate itself more from competition and invest more into CE/Auto. -Lots of passing of the buck / no point people.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work - Fun - Friendly - Fast"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Pandora is a great place to work. It is really a culture of music lovers. I have never worked a a place with such a diverse work background (musicians, artist, designers, sales people, engineers, scientist, business people, analyst). The company is growing so everything is pretty fast paced. There is no 401K matching BUT - employees get a discount on stock which more than makes up for that. Work/Life balance is also pretty good right now. Working in Uptown is cool and the office space is pretty nice. There's also the free snacks + pizza and cake for the company meetings once a month.

    Cons

    Since the company is growing there is the opportunity to have more processes in place to drive efficiencies. The different departments also have the opportunity to become more integrated. Again, being a relatively new company - they also don't provide great training for employees. I do think all will be fixed in time.

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    "People oriented innovation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC

    Pros

    ability to move roles, innovative, gentle, great culture, great people, great values

    Cons

    constant change, varied compensation plans for similar roles

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    "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super passionate and talented. Sick time/time off is very flexible. Ability to have volunteer time off. Exciting to work with a product that is universally loved (aka the cool factor).

    Cons

    Disconnect between upper management and lower management...sometimes projects are not visible to up-aboves, whether for the better or worse.

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