Pandora Media Engineering Interview Questions

3 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

66%
0%
33%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

66%
33%

Interview Difficulty

3.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

3 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Helpful (2)  

Engineering Interview

Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Pandora Media (Oakland, CA) in July 2011.

Interview

Recruiter called me for phone screen.
Then the manager called me for a phone screen.
Then there was an onsite interview with 5 people.
People were smart and friendly.

Interview Questions

Reasons for Declining

Accepted another offer closer to home.

Other Interview Reviews for Pandora Media

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Pandora Media in January 2011.

    Interview

    After being at an extremely even more successful somewhat related start-up company for many years, I wasn't aware of the latest flavor of "interviewing." Basically, someone with the company's .com address is really just a contract outside recruiter that screens you. It's kind of like a driver's test you should study up for when renewing your driver's license after a few years. Had I known I was going to be grilled on a random list of basic to medium concepts (which really did catch me off guard) I would have known to pull out the old certification manuals for the initial screening. My prior job was a perfect match, and I was successful at it. Sadly, I got no true feel about the Pandora company culture or the business model they are working towards. I know all about the 80+ hour work weeks an employee described here.
    Sure, I know it's sexy working in the music industry and that attracts a lot of applicants, but don't be too full of yourselves. For budding start-ups, it really takes more of a "family" feeling that drives one to work those long hours to make history happen. Trust me, I've been there.

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Pandora Media in June 2010.

    Interview

    really fun

    Interview Questions

Work at Pandora Media? Share Your Experiences

Pandora Media

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.