Pandora Media, LLC Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2020

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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
17 Ratings
  1. Helpful (8)

    "run"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * snacks * great wfh policy * if you are good with politics, nepotism, and throwing people under a bus, you've found your place

    Cons

    * the culture is really just toxic. i've heard and seen people cry there too often in staircases. * eng teams aren't motivated to develop and work on new products. they're not even motivated to fix tech debt. just change the name of the team/project and the tech debt goes away. magic. * a lot of finger pointing from team to team that instead of focusing on a product to build, people focus more on finger pointing and getting validating for themselves * people there are so negative having been in such a toxic culture for so long, that i'v seen team members gang up on new employees. the new employees are just waiting until the one year vest period, if they can wait that long. * product hasn't really improved or innovated in the last 5 years. it couldn't keep up with spotify before the siriusXM acquisition, now they don't even bother now. * there's more internal passive-aggressive argument between managers, directors, and leaders that there's no need to solve any company issues. duct tape and bubble gum.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Product Manager"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Company culture, good product, flexible benefits

    Cons

    Competition grew faster and hence the growth slowed down

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Until CFO Changes"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very exciting times with lots of energy in the office pre-IPO

    Cons

    company culture took 180-turn after changes to E-team.

  4. "Great company and culture"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    talented team, high emotional intelligence

    Cons

    slow to innovate, lots of red tape with SXM acquisition

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and resources galore. Highly intelligent people.

    Cons

    New Sirius XM ownership has changed some of Pandora's culture. Too soon to tell if it's for the better.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay, good people, bad vision"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance Great pay Great benefits Good people

    Cons

    You work for SiriusXM The vision for the product/company is unclear Leaders aren't interested in doing good marketing

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing People"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people , cool office, good benefits

    Cons

    A little hard to move upwards in company. Departments can be a bit siloed from one another.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Environment, Lack of Leadership"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworker, Great location and Great culture

    Cons

    Not so great managers Not so great ELT

  9. "Great Work/Life balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is amazing. Great people to work with. Really streamlined.

    Cons

    Can feel very corporate at time.

  10. "Great place to work in you're in audio sales."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales 

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great product, good internal support.

    Cons

    Would be nice to have 401K matching.

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