Pandora Media – Why Work For Us?

Pandora = People

At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People—the listeners, the artists, and our employees—are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora.

Check out a full list of our open positions here

Work at Pandora, Live at Home


Pandora is a place where people love what they do and can love where they are doing it. Our home office is smack dab in the middle of downtown Oakland. And while we do have in-office concerts, employee-led yoga sessions, and an admirable snack collection, we don’t believe in keeping people in the office at all times. We don’t want you to live at Pandora, we want you to work at Pandora. And while you’re working, we want you to tap into your passions and discover your balance. Learn about the music, passion, wellness, and benefit programs we offer.

 Discover Your Future in Product and Technology

In Engineering, we are responsible for writing the software that supports all of our products and platforms. We deliver quality software and have a team that’s smart, collaborative, and agile. Difficult challenges are embraced and approached with our collective wisdom, taking on scaling, analytics, and algorithmic problems daily. Sure, we make mistakes—but never the same one twice. We work intelligently, check our egos at the door, and have a lot of fun.

Check out our open Product and Technology roles here

Diversity at Pandora


Our mission is to connect listeners to music they love based on their unique taste, so we know first-hand the crucial role of diversity. Therefore, we seek to build and foster a diverse workforce that is a true reflection of music: empowering, inspiring, and unique. Pandora is committed to playing a role in creating a more equitable society in which our business, employees, and communities will thrive.

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    Amazing company culture with strong goals moving forward

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    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY
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    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.


    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.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Pandora Media.


    Stupid process, didn't really make sense. The recruiter called me for a quick phone interview, and we did have a small conversation about my background, and spoke about the position. The recruiter asked me some basic details about my interest in Pandora and stuff like that. All went well. Later, he told me he'd give my details to their Engineering Manager. That's it, a "Sorry, unfortunately we are proceeding with other candidates" E-Mail popped up in my Inbox. Really Pandora? You gotta be kidding right? Why give me a phone call if you knew you are going to proceed with other candidates? Waste of time, both to you and me! This should show how disorganized they are in terms of recruiting. No wonder, they're also lagging way behind the competition in the Digital Music streaming market.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Oakland, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (P)
Industry Media
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play only music you'll love. To understand just how we do this, and why we think we do it really, really well, you need to know about the Music Genome Project®. Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. Together our team of musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song ... More

Mission: This is a story about the power of music. About the single-minded and relentless pursuit to fully unleash its great potential, and a commitment to the effortless and endless exchange between artists and their audiences. Where artists can be heard, and everyone can hear what moves them, simply and without judgment. To us, music is more than an industry. It’s a language that speaks to and is spoken by all. Let there be music.

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