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Pandora Media, LLC Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Competitive salaries and the best work/life/balance I've ever had in my professional career(in 71 reviews)

  • "Great culture and work life balance(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "No 401k match at the moment, but apparently working on that(in 22 reviews)

  • "(in 19 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers with high energy and motivation. HQ is in a hip and cool location.

    Cons

    Can't outplay Spotify.....which was the company mantra

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-07-03
  3. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Musics Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Ultimate flexibility, engaging and challenging tasks, great team morale.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of overall company direction.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-06-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Once great - now like AM radio"

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

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    At one time, the people were great - kind, motivated, hard working. Saw that slowly shift as new leaders revolved through the doors and company lost its way. Nice office culture. You don't have to work very hard in some departments. Most don't even show up on Fridays so they can start their weekend early. Some good collaboration (when politics weren't so rampant).

    Cons

    Don't believe the claims about diversity. It's all talk. Believe me, I know. Leadership appears to be increasingly aligned to right-wing politics. One leader once stood in front of her team and said her goal was to "make the department great again." Many departments have poor work ethics. And it shows in extremely long product and feature rollouts. Marketing is poorly executed there - how do you lose 6 million...

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    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots. Stop promoting people who are just yes-men and women. Rethink failed sales leadership.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-07-09
  5. "Great place before SXM"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Recently purchased by SiriusXm which will be a negative in the long run.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-06-07
  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and the best work/life/balance I've ever had in my professional career

    Cons

    Quite a few leadership changes over the past few years, which has lead to some organizational changes, including layoffs.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-05-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture until going downhill"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Culture Old ceo Young company

      Cons

      Sirius takeover Lack of diversity in team No longer high growth company

      Pandora Media, LLC2019-05-14
    • "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
    • "Pandora provides an amazing culture"

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      Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Culture - nobody does it like Pandora. The people , the business , the fun.

      Cons

      Change , fast pace , slow advancement but overall great culture

      Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-23
    • Helpful (22)

      "Sad demise of a once great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - 3 day weekend (Fridays are WAH but no one really works) - Super generous sick-day policy. Take a mental health day every week or two and you will be working 10 at most 12 days a month. - Great maternity benefits. Having a child while at Pandora is the best. Although official maternity leave is just 12 week you can stay “WAH” for months after the 12 weeks are over. - People are generally friendly. There is couple...

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      Cons

      - Promotions are based purely on tenure and politics. Hard work is not rewarded. - Exodus of good people. Retention is terrible. Good people are leaving and coasters are staying. Generally the quality of talent is tanking. - There is a fair amount of backstabbing. - There used to be a great work culture but that was 4-5 years ago. These days the work environment is more toxic. - Company leadership is heavily supporting...

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      Advice to Management

      - Do a big reorg. Remove all the extra layers of managers who are not doing anything. Let’s say you have 5 managers at a given level. Each of them meets the other one that gives you 20 hours of meetings a week. That keeps managers occupied and allows them to report some progress. - Crack down on all of the abuse and toxic behavior. - Hold people accountable for their decisions. Separate the wheat from the chaff. Introduce...

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      Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-07
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