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Disorganized, unfocused, uncollaborative

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Pandora

Pros

- Great product
- "Cool" image

Cons

The other review mentioning that there is no company culture is spot on. If there used to be one, its gone. Upper management is indeed disconnected, and many of the upper management staff are engaged in full-on turf wars that are hurting the company's growth and employee moral.

Talented people aren't being hired because of the insecurities of some of the hiring managers. Large initiatives are stalled or moving in the wrong direction because people are more interested in taking the credit for themsleves and/or protecting their turf than working nicely together.

If Pandora lasts through 2013 without going out of business, getting acquired, or completely changing their business model, I'll be astounded.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Define a company vision, evangelize it, and stick to it
- Tell the turf war participants to play nice, or find jobs elsewhere
- focus on employee career development.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Pandora

  1.  

    Awesome culture, fun people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fun people. Good management. Excellent teams. The company is big, but it feels small. Excellent home/work balance. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    The company has a big target on it's back and can feel too laid back at times. HQ is in downtown Oakland, so the commute can be adventurous at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rule of Acquisition #95: Expand or die.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super passionate and talented. Sick time/time off is very flexible. Ability to have volunteer time off. Exciting to work with a product that is universally loved (aka the cool factor).

    Cons

    Disconnect between upper management and lower management...sometimes projects are not visible to up-aboves, whether for the better or worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More visibility into coordinators/lower level activities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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