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Pandora Media Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Pandora Media CEO Brian McAndrews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is a little too good (in 4 reviews)

  • There are a lot of smart people at Pandora that work hard toward common goals (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The other review mentioning that there is no company culture is spot on (in 3 reviews)

  • There is also a general sense of dysfunction due to "growing pains (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Amazing company culture with strong goals moving forward

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture here is second to none. There is great communication between departments. Very "west coast" style atmosphere. Great company goals & values moving forward.

    Cons

    Nothing really to report. The office is very spread out. Sales teams are all over the office, and mixed in with client services (also spread out all over the office). Grouping departments together would benefit.

  2. Great company to work at.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor, Client Services in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor, Client Services in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture and work environment makes the experience well worth it.

    Cons

    Growing company so need to be able to adapt to change easily.

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive of new career choices internally.

  3. Helpful (1)

    People oriented innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Pandora Media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ability to move roles, innovative, gentle, great culture, great people, great values

    Cons

    constant change, varied compensation plans for similar roles

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Love this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora Media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, family friendly, reasonable hours, decent pay

    Cons

    you create your own opportunities here. If you're waiting to be promoted probably won't happen.

    Advice to Management

    new CEO with great direction. looking forward to where things are heading.

  6. Helpful (3)

    The place rocks! I recommend it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora Media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, upward mobility, work life balance, solid compensation, good free snacks. Also, the middle management is well trained. It's obviously a great resume builder and everyone loves pandora.

    Cons

    There aren't too many. I know some teams have it rougher than others. The client services team at pandora doesn't make commission like at other companies like Google, but that's one of the few draws.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the bar lower for hiring potential candidates. I've been working at pandora with awhile now and there are a few oddballs that snagged a job, hopefully the company doesn't have loose hiring criteria in the future. Also, expanding internationally should be made a top priority.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Thumbs Up for Pandora

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora Media

    Pros

    I have work on the most brilliant, supportive, and fun team! I manage one of the largest, most-demanding, but most-rewarding accounts at Pandora.

    Cons

    I had to take a PTO cut when I came here, but my office is very flexibly so it hasn't really mattered. (We also get a week of paid volunteer time off each year!)

  8. Helpful (2)

    Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Planner in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Planner in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, fun, motivating, inspiring, good pay

    Cons

    career development, overworked, not always challenging, better pay

    Advice to Management

    work more on career development

  9. Helpful (5)

    Awesome culture, fun people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Oakland, CA (US)

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, fun people. Good management. Excellent teams. The company is big, but it feels small. Excellent home/work balance. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    The company has a big target on it's back and can feel too laid back at times. HQ is in downtown Oakland, so the commute can be adventurous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Rule of Acquisition #95: Expand or die.

  10. Pandora a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    amazing product
    attracting top talent from radio

    Cons

    too many layers at time with multiple leaders

    Advice to Management

    involve your middle managers and employees more in the market and product stratgy

  11. Helpful (2)

    pandora

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora Media

    Pros

    flexibility, work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    not enough growth opportunity and time consuming


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