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Pandora Media, LLC Reviews

Updated 7 Jun 2019

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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
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  • "No 401k match at the moment, but apparently working on that(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Good benefits and compensation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great benefits such as paid charity time, financial incentives to partake in extracurricular activities with colleagues etc. Pay was very competitive for the music industry also.

    Cons

    No clear direction from the head offices in the USA and therefore didn't have a clear indication of KPIs

    Advice to Management

    Need a clear message to staff what the goals of the company are

    Pandora Media, LLC2018-04-04
  2. "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and stock plans

    Cons

    Stock plan won't be worth much soon

    Pandora Media, LLC2017-07-22
  3. "Working at Pandora"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great team, great product, vision, the music

    Cons

    Limited opportunities, that's all I have to write

    Advice to Management

    N/A company no longer operating in this country.

    Pandora Media, LLC2017-07-11
  4. "Great place before SXM"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Recently purchased by SiriusXm which will be a negative in the long run.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-06-07
  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and the best work/life/balance I've ever had in my professional career

    Cons

    Quite a few leadership changes over the past few years, which has lead to some organizational changes, including layoffs.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-05-29
  6. "Good culture until going downhill"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Culture Old ceo Young company

      Cons

      Sirius takeover Lack of diversity in team No longer high growth company

      Pandora Media, LLC2019-05-14
    • "Love coming to work everyday"

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      Current Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      It’s music, after all. Selling is really great here - the platform is well established in the marketplace and it’s easy to get a meeting. People are generally nice and wonderful to work with. There is incredible sales support and resources - we are so spoiled!

      Cons

      A lot people fly under the radar and don’t pull their weight. I wish Pandora was better at holding people accountable to performance goals and setting higher expectations for work.

      Advice to Management

      Weed out under-performers more quickly. It hurts the talent pool when you let the bar fall.

      Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-27
    • "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
    • Helpful (22)

      "Sad demise of a once great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      - 3 day weekend (Fridays are WAH but no one really works) - Super generous sick-day policy. Take a mental health day every week or two and you will be working 10 at most 12 days a month. - Great maternity benefits. Having a child while at Pandora is the best. Although official maternity leave is just 12 week you can stay “WAH” for months after the 12 weeks are over. - People are generally friendly. There is couple...

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      Cons

      - Promotions are based purely on tenure and politics. Hard work is not rewarded. - Exodus of good people. Retention is terrible. Good people are leaving and coasters are staying. Generally the quality of talent is tanking. - There is a fair amount of backstabbing. - There used to be a great work culture but that was 4-5 years ago. These days the work environment is more toxic. - Company leadership is heavily supporting...

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      Advice to Management

      - Do a big reorg. Remove all the extra layers of managers who are not doing anything. Let’s say you have 5 managers at a given level. Each of them meets the other one that gives you 20 hours of meetings a week. That keeps managers occupied and allows them to report some progress. - Crack down on all of the abuse and toxic behavior. - Hold people accountable for their decisions. Separate the wheat from the chaff. Introduce...

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      Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-07
    • Helpful (4)

      "Used to be really great place to work."

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      People passionate about the product. Friendly team. Good location near BART.

      Cons

      Negative people destroying a once humble culture. Blind is full of toxic engineers complaining about everything. People still complain about strategic decisions made by CEOs from 4-5 years ago. More time is spent complaining than trying to improve things.

      Advice to Management

      Get rid of negative people.

      Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-11
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