Pandora

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8 people found this helpful  

Disjointed company culture with no serious career prospects for non-engineers

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Pandora full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- Working for a company which makes such an amazing consumer product loved by everyone
- Some cool/smart people

Cons

- Struggling with growth and feels understaffed in certain departments
- Compensation and benefits pale in comparison to other bay area tech companies
- No career trajectory in certain departments and promotions aren't always based on performance
- Quality of leadership is inconsistent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to the number of unhappy employees and take the exit interviews seriously. There's a reason individuals can feel frustrated/unsettled/overwhelmed/underappreciated and that feedback should be considered so as to help correct the current culture course, cultivate loyalty, and continue building a sense of community among employees. Also consider making the interviews much more rigorous to ensure you're bringing in the best talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Inspiring, Creative and Ground Breaking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Pandora full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, amazing offices and an innovative product in high demand by advertisers!

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company is growing so quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pandora is a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Solutions Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Solutions Analyst

    I worked at Pandora

    Pros

    Great reputation in the market place.
    Smart employees.
    Fantastic culture (Everyone works very hard under very aggressive time lines. There are some very cool fringe benefits as well. In particular if you love what you do.)

    Cons

    There are some serious politics in the management ranks.
    The tenured employees are not as easy to get to know as the newer employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing... although I think growing fast and downsizing fast has its own problems and will require some additional forethought.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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