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Helpful (4)

"cool company, but not very inspiring."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Pandora Media full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Hip place to work. Free shows every week. Your friends will think you are cool working there.

Cons

Most of people who work at Pandora are in Sales. And it shows. Not new innovation. New competition from Apple iRadio will really hurt the business.

Advice to Management

Invest more in research and development.

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Loved my job. Did not enjoy the people or management."

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -culture was laid back and easy going
    -location in downtown Oakland
    -cool product

    Cons

    -HR Dept. full of bad managers, poor leadership who were not interested in really solving problems
    -management has no idea what is going on at mid-level so there is lots of ineffciency and redundancy
    -misinformation constantly doled out
    -leadership was focused only on profit, not on people or career paths, ignored problems and never consulted senior managers about ways to improve service or product
    -management was absent, and when present allowed for culture of unprofessionalism
    -low-performing employees not reprimanded or terminated
    -we were told that we had a voice in changing company policy, but this never happened

    Advice to Management

    The HR dept. is the face of your company, yet they are the most unpleasant department, do something about it! Work on messaging--what the CEO/CFO/COO say are the values of the company should be attainable to everyone, not just a select few.

    Get some Standard Operating Procedures on the books--then stick to them. There was a lot of wishy washy indifference from many higher-ups and a lot of inefficient processes and procedures that wasted time and created hideouts for low-performing employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time

    Pros

    - Culture (company groups for photography, ping pong, NERF, crock pot classes, volleyball, soccer, women in business etc)
    - People - Most everyone is so nice and cool and interesting. All hard workers
    - Amazing product that you're proud to represent
    - Starting to innovate more and have more interesting user/artist-focused ideas come to market

    Cons

    - Management on certain teams is very political
    - Since we're growing very fast, some sectors are hiring too quickly without enough input from all members on teams

    Advice to Management

    - Allow more people to interview candidate when interviewing
    - Focus on your staff instead of managing upwards
    - Stay on toes with competition

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