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"Systems Software Engineer"

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Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Awesome team mates, great work culture, high speed ever growing place

Cons

Its in OAKLAND :(, Pay is not as competitive, Can have better benefits

Advice to Management

Great going till now. If you are employing so many new people, I hope you have a good vision for the future

Other Employee Reviews for Pandora Media

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Proud to Work Here / We Work Hard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are genuinely committed to company goals and willing to go above and beyond (including working long hours if necessary)
    Flexible, casual, chill
    Paid time and a half for OT
    Young
    Lots of friendships that extend beyond the office - after work, on weekends

    Cons

    Long hours
    Can be stressful since tied to sales and revenue
    Complex products and systems
    Constant change and evolution, and having to work through it
    No 401k match

    Advice to Management

    Realize how hard people work and try to balance it out by hiring more help or creating efficiencies


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Only been there 6 months, am cautiously optimistic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non-technical Individual Contributor in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Non-technical Individual Contributor in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reading the past reviews from the last few years was very enlightening. It appears that many of the problems people had with the culture and the organization have been fixed or are on their way. Management must have heard that people needed clearly defined goals and it at least in my department we have those. Also I haven't seen anyone work much more than a 40 hour week since I've been there (with a few exceptions). Senior management *seems* quite competent.

    Cons

    There are politics--most senior management that I've interacted with have been engaged and positively contributing to shared goals. There are a few people that have a lot of power and wield it inconsistently--some weeks you're "in", other weeks you're on the outs. That makes for some unnecessary stress. Also there are way more people needing engineering resources than there are engineers--so non-technical people can feel stuck just waiting around and get worried about the perception that their projects are stalled.

    Advice to Management

    In orientation you tell employees that you will focus on our strengths and not our weaknesses, and you want to develop our careers over the long term. Make sure all your managers have heard this and believe it--there are plenty managers focusing only on the weaknesses and there's some fear in the culture.

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