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"It was a fun ride"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pandora has a very cool product...and so are it's employees. Working at Pandora was fun and challenging. The product is universally loved by everyone and you'll hear that from friends and family all the time. The management has created a atmosphere where you own your job, thus you don't worry about clock watching, just your quality of work. Highly collaborative. I had a great experience working there and wish them the best of luck.

Cons

Communication from senior management down to the ranks has always been poor. There really needs to be a reliable and consistent communication stream to employees. Also, their performance management needs work, as expectations are rarely set and a great concern of employees. With that said, they are working on it now.

Advice to Management

Fix the communication issue and make performance management a priority in 2012.

Other Employee Reviews for Pandora Media

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Completelyd disorganized and lacks long term vision and profibility"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of music. Fun office. Some nice people

    Cons

    Uppder management and the sales organization is completely unorganized. The company has no solid long-term vision and lacks in initiatives to get to profiitbility. Some of the maagement is just rude. They just want to be the cool company rather than be professions and have drive to get to profibility

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect. it seems more like a boys club. You need to take actions and develop a focus and vision if you are ever to become profitable. Cut back on the needless spending and focus on hiring talented staff.


  2. Helpful (11)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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

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