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Pandora Media, LLC Sales Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2019

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

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    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.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-09-11
  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive 

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    The culture and people are phenomenal

    Cons

    No major cons to speak of, only that they don't do a 401k match

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-08-01
  4. Helpful (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.

    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
  5. "Great perks, great people"

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    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.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-02-25
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Sinking ship. Get out while you can."

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    Current Employee - Sales Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Snacks in the office are plentiful. That’s legitimately the only benefit of working here.

    Cons

    Poor top management, coupled with extremely negative gender politics and a lack of any true marketing or strategic leadership in the org make Pandora a very challenging place to work and be happy. Also so much dead weight - many VPs who add little to no value to the org.

    Advice to Management

    Sell Pandora to amazon or Apple

    Pandora Media, LLC2018-06-18
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Don't work there until management changes"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. The attitude is that Pandora hires adults and treats people like adults. This is mostly true in every office except NYC. The product is something people actually use. So when you tell people you work at Pandora, they start telling you about all of their favorite stations. If you work in sales and get a chance to go to the sales conference, its always fun. Unlike other companies,... there are usually only 500 attendees or so and you have a great opportunity to meet and network with C-Suite as well as other people at your level. Always great bonding time.

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    Cons

    Pandora is not the company it was 18+ months ago. The old-school radio sales management team needs to change. This has now become a good ol' boys club. Same as most media companies. There is little to no chance of advancement and the sales budgets have not been attainable for the last two years. No one is making the money they were promised and because the stock price is so low, its even worse. The stock is... 30% of your overall compensation so beware when you agree to the comp plan. Many people feel duped by how this was "sold" to them. There is also a serious disconnect between the people who have been at Pandora over 5 years, and those that have been there under 5 years. Quite a sense of entitlement among young, inexperienced managers and not enough praise or value for the more tenured management staff. This is particularly true in NY, ATL and BOS where the office environments and cultures are horrific due to lack of management changes. The product is seriously behind the competition and the past two marketing campaigns have fallen flat. The product teams need to work solutions for programmatic selling so that the ad support side of the business doesn't keep losing money.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Listen to your people. Visit the outer markets more than once every other month. If multiple people keep quitting, that should be a sign that things are bad. Also, you should implement 360 reviews like other companies have. This will help deliver real-time feedback on how employees and managers are actually performing from all sides. That way promotions are subjective and just based on who you... like or who fits into the boys club.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2017-12-28
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Love the people and work, but structure can be frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -People -Work/Life Balance -Company focuses on diversity and inclusion -Established brand

    Cons

    -Lots of changes in company, but hopefully its for the better -The changes in team structure don't always make sense -Sometimes feel like you're punished for performing well, needs to be fixed

    Pandora Media, LLC2017-09-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finding its way"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is extremely transparent; you can work from home when you want

    Cons

    Upward mobility is really difficult because the company too often hires sales managers from the outside; culture is suffering and a lot of unknowns ahead regarding the company's future; there's no diversity on the executive leadership team; no 401K match

    Advice to Management

    Stay transparent

    Pandora Media, LLC2017-06-29
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Sales Exec"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feels like family. Very supportive colleagues and managers. I work for some of the best managers I've ever had and they treat me like a partner not a subordinate. Freedom to work remotely as long as you are successful. They focus on the health and emotional well-being of their employees, creating a creative and supportive culture and being fully transparent with the company's goals and challenges. They... encourage professional and personal growth and give sellers the opportunity to exceed revenue goals and make money, The company has heart and soul.

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    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Pandora

    Pandora Media, LLC2017-05-25
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