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Pandora Media, LLC Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2019

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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
10 Ratings
  1. "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.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-27
  2. "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

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-23
  3. 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 of bros, douchebags and SJWs but it is not hard to ignore them. - Great environment for women and people of color. Due to hiring bonuses and diversity quotas you almost don’t need to put any effort into getting hired. - As soon as you get on manager track things get even more relaxed. You barely need to do any work. Just sit in meetings for 5 hours a day and you are done. - There are concerts in the office. - Great travel expense policy. If you are remote every couple of weeks you get flight and hotel covered to come to work in Oakland.

    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 right wing politics. By working here you basically support the republican party. - Low pay. About 60-70% of what you can get elsewhere. - Layoffs third year in a row. Very little job security. - Buddy-buddy system which makes it very hard to move your career forward. - People who are director level and higher are a joke. They have no idea what is their org doing and are doing very little work. - Our titles are a joke. “Principal” at Pandora would hardly pass as L4 or L5 at a bigger companies in bay area. - The tech is ancient. A lot of stuff is build in-house and is nowhere close to industry standards. If you plan to learn new tech, don’t come here. - Marketing is absolutely useless. No one even knows Pandora has on-demand after 3 years.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-07
  4. Helpful (5)

    "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.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-11
  5. 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 to all your clients of why campaigns are underdelivering and you have to fall on the sword everytime or you're just cutting off your nose to spite your face. I can't recommend enough do not waste your time here.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-05-03
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, culture, work life balance and compensation

    Cons

    No 401K match Uncertainty around the Sirius XM acquisition

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-03-21
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Unsure about Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snacks Lots of fun events Peer Employee Groups

    Cons

    Bullying from middle managers and Human Resources. Does not promote positive work environment.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-03-28
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Meet the new boss."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life Balance. Great coworkers. Diversity.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities. Uncertainty from SXM acquisition.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-03-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, very helpful manager

    Cons

    Not available not available not available

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-03-05
  10. "Great Culture, Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources 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

    Fun environment, people are passionate about their work

    Cons

    Sometimes there are tight budgets for certain projects.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-03-03
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