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Pandora Media, LLC Reviews

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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3.6
63%
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51%
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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Competitive salaries and the best work/life/balance I've ever had in my professional career(in 77 reviews)

  • "Great culture and work life balance(in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "No major cons to speak of, only that they don't do a 401k match(in 25 reviews)

  • "No 401k match at the moment, but apparently working on that(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Product Manager"

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    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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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-10-25
  2. Helpful (5)

    "great company, great product, enginnering a rat race"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    coolest product ever. Grerat working conditions, flex time, sick time, snacks.

    Cons

    engineering management ruthless and dehumanizing

    Pandora Media, LLC2013-10-16
  3. "The best work life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Really good work life balance, great snacks, work from home flexibility, summer Friday's, lots of activities

    Cons

    Job itself can get a little boring and isn’t very challenging

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-12-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Partner Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits; awesome work environment

    Cons

    There was a bigger sense of community that somewhat dwindled after some major changes

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-11-11
  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Planner 
    Recommends

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Loved working here ; people are amazing!

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than other tech companies

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-11-06
  6. Helpful (3)

    "National Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pretty decent work life balance when you know what you're doing, and awesome people

    Cons

    Favoritism runs rampant in some departments, Cliques form like in High School and can be pretty immature and unprofessional in certain circumstances

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-10-29
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Depending on the department fun people but that's about it"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC

    Pros

    Benefits, food all the time, music artist, relaxed dress code

    Cons

    -Everyone isnt treated or paid equally especially if you arent the right race or gender. -Alot of favoritism is given with no explanation to the point it can come down to your raise and your coworker gets a raise over you and you both do the exact same job, but when asked what happened , well the manager cant explain it because they havent been managing you long enough to give you feedback or a reason why but yet they dont feel like you deserve a raise for a years worth of work. -very unorganized -micromanaging -bullying -managers talk about each other and have no respect for each other - job titles - you are on a lower level if you dont have a certain title- consultant, manager, analyst etc or even if you are hourly - can be cliquish at times - we are working towards an unexplainable unaccomplishible goals and resources are taken - morale is low with for the last couple years of layoffs and especially with the new CEO and SiriusXM buyout - it's a revolving door - stock is low

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-11-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "run"

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    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.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-12-07
  9. "Great company and culture"

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    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

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-10-18
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company Until CFO Changes"

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    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.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-10-10
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