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Pandora Media, LLC Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 29 Feb 2020

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3.4
35%
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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
2 Ratings
  1. "Intern"

    3.0
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC

    Pros

    Great office, free snacks, video games

    Cons

    No return offer, unsure about product after acquisition

  2. Helpful (1)

    "drain brain"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture allows work from home a significant portion of the time

    Cons

    Some questions I wish I had considered before joining Sirius (the glassdoor entries for Sirius and Pandora should be combined btw): What kind of technical leadership does the company have? How sophisticated is the technology you’ll be using? How is the business performing? Will you be working with people who know the tricks of the trade? It turns out that you get what you pay for – the comp figures I’ve heard for senior individual contributors on technical staff are in line with those of entry-level college grads at FANG.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be really great place to work."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - 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

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cool place to work at"

    4.0
    Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC

    Pros

    Good benefits with friendly people.

    Cons

    Not much of a con.

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Large, monolithic and new technology averse"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool, if passe product. Great people. Location if Oakland is your thing. Nice office

    Cons

    Lethargic ability to implement/replace old, old source base. Institutional instability owing to recently acquisition by SiriusXM. Huge loss of long term employees leading up or down to the latter. Old entrenched engineers resistant to change.

  7. "Best place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Diversity Amazing company culture Best place I have worked at so far

    Cons

    Dropping listener growth Career growth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Impactful work, good people, company in turnaround mode"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Ability to try new technologies when it makes sense - Big user base means you get to work with huge scale in services and analytics - Small enough company that you can still have a direct effect on revenue / end-users - Humble co-workers

    Cons

    - Stock is volatile - Competitive industry

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  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Culture and great bunch of people

    Cons

    I don't see any negative reviews here

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Comfortable, Stagnant Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities to connect with those around you in diverse ways

    Cons

    Seems directionless at times, and there isn't a real drive to actually act on innovative ideas, better engineering culture (who/where is eng leadership??)

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