There are newer employer reviews for Pandora Media
There are newer employer reviews for Pandora Media

See Most Recent

Helpful (11)

Disconnected Senior Management team, clueless about what it means to work there

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pandora is a company that's you're proud to work at because it's one of the most beloved consumer products of the last decade. There are a lot of smart people at Pandora that work hard toward common goals.

Cons

Pandora has a non-existant company culture. There are companies in the valley that make Pandora look rather pathetic on that front. As they've grown, it's likely that maintaining the culture was an afterthought. There is a general vibe of insecurity throughout the office. While senior management and the executive team are approachable, it is obvious that they are clueless as to what it means to be an employee there on a day-to-day basis. There is also a general sense of dysfunction due to "growing pains." The company hasn't scaled key departments in a functional way that serves employees in the the ways that they should, specifically HR. They've also made some bad, incompetent hires in key roles.

Advice to Management

Take a closer look that your employee's faces and notice if they seem happy or not. Talk to employees at all levels. Invest in fixing the broken culture of the company

Other Employee Reviews for Pandora Media

  1. Helpful (13)

    Great if 80 hour weeks are your thing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - I love the product. - It is easy to be proud of the company you work for. - Your work has meaning and impacts the joy of hundreds of thousands of listeners.

    Cons

    - No support from management. I went to my manager on two seperate occassions letting him know my concerns about the hours, and how a lot of hours were wasted redoing work. He told me to suck it up and try to be more like the other guy (who had no problem doing 9am-2am days several times a week). - Long hours - 60-70 hour weeks are average, 70+ in crunchtime. - Pay is crummy - salary sounds ok on paper, until you realize they pay you on a 40 hour/week scale, but expect you to do at least 60-70 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Employees don't leave companies - they leave managers.


  2. Helpful (4)

    great company, great product, enginnering a rat race

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    engineering management ruthless and dehumanizing


There are newer employer reviews for Pandora Media
There are newer employer reviews for Pandora Media

See Most Recent

Work at Pandora Media? Share Your Experiences

Pandora Media

 
Click to Rate
or

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