Pandora Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
45 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome culture, fun people.

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Rule of Acquisition #95: Expand or die.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pandora a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora full-time

    Pros

    amazing product
    attracting top talent from radio

    Cons

    too many layers at time with multiple leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    pandora

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora

    Pros

    flexibility, work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    not enough growth opportunity and time consuming

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  5.  

    Dream job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Culture, amazing product, super smart people, location (Oakland is thriving) and trust in our senior leadership. Also, there is very little ego here.

    Cons

    Honestly...I can't think of one thing that I don't love. The people here are welcoming and kind--very different that other Tech companies that I have experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on our culture as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best environment workplace I've seen so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pandora full-time

    Pros

    Folks actually value worklife balance here, but there's still lots of challenging work to be done.

    Cons

    There are some challenges involved with growing so quickly, but we're definitely benefitting from the core group of people who have been here since "the beginning" (or shortly thereafter).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    People Focused Company

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    Current Employee - Manager, Client Services  in  Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Services in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Inspiring, People focused, Passionate Company! Great internal growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Normal start-up to Adult company growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pandora looks for smart, passionate, people focused, humble leaders.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great working experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Good collaborations.

    Cons

    Not much on the cons side.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I loved working for this company - great leadership!

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    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal  in  Oakland, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Healthy life style balance between home and work.

    Cons

    Not having an office - common areas can get pretty loud at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and continue to hire creative, smart and humurous professionals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer  in  Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome team mates, great work culture, high speed ever growing place

    Cons

    Its in OAKLAND :(, Pay is not as competitive, Can have better benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great going till now. If you are employing so many new people, I hope you have a good vision for the future

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proud to Work Here / We Work Hard

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager  in  Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people who are genuinely committed to company goals and willing to go above and beyond (including working long hours if necessary)
    Flexible, casual, chill
    Paid time and a half for OT
    Young
    Lots of friendships that extend beyond the office - after work, on weekends

    Cons

    Long hours
    Can be stressful since tied to sales and revenue
    Complex products and systems
    Constant change and evolution, and having to work through it
    No 401k match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize how hard people work and try to balance it out by hiring more help or creating efficiencies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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