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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
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  1. "Amazing Workplace, Amazing People, Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Assocaiet Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Values, Environment, Culture, Integrity

    Cons

    The acquisition brings some uncertainty, but we all believe that nothing but great things are ahead of us with SiriusXM.

  2. "Great Culture, Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fun environment, people are passionate about their work

    Cons

    Sometimes there are tight budgets for certain projects.

  3. "Great perks, great people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales and Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, great co-workers and perks

    Cons

    Slow product development, senior leadership not always transparent and very behind the ball.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Managing at Pandora"

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    Former Employee - Advertising People Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Awesome product, great space to be in, the product works for advertisers

    Cons

    Incredibly political org, back-stabbing VP's.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully Sirius XM will clean house and instill true leaders

  5. Helpful (9)

    "It is like watching a train crash happen in a slow motion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - work/life balance, if you want to do 20% of the work for 50% of the pay in the bay area, this is the place, if you feel burned out and want to just relax or are over 50, come to Pandora - People are amazing and you can find here friends for life, everyone is very helpful - Managers are a mixed bag, some awesome ones, others are very inexperienced, if joining a team be alerted if the manager is promoted from within,...

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    Cons

    - important roles are being outsourced to Atlanta, uncertainty about employment in Bay Area - everything is slow, very slow, implementing even the simplest feature takes quarters, somewhere else it would take weeks - decision making is a flawed process, everyone wants to have a say, PM part of the org is bloated and slow along with design they are making all the processes slow - SLT did well when Pandora was 50-60...

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    Advice to Management

    - hold managers accountable, don't allow finger pointing to ICs - seriously review how PM and Design parts of the org work with the rest of the company, they should not be the blocker in all of the projects - give people opportunities to grow - make data-driven decisions, guts is important for decisions but data should be first - your employees have a lot of innovative ideas, listen to them - stop playing favorites,...

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  6. "Cool place to work at"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

      I worked at Pandora Media, LLC

      Pros

      Good benefits with friendly people.

      Cons

      Not much of a con.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Get out now."

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      Former Employee - Product Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      - snacks - equipment - office performances - free pandora

      Cons

      - poor leadership - next big sound - slogan-driven management - no recognition for individual contributors - recognition-driven company

      Advice to Management

      Promote minorities to leadership positions.

    • Helpful (1)

      "I hope you like coolade"

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      Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Oakland, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Most people are friendly and willing to help

      Cons

      Severe politicking by tenured employees and middle management; Unwritten and enforced terrible work-life balance; HR personnel that deserve to be called evil HR people.

      Advice to Management

      Tenured employees have their own agenda; trust but verify.

    • "Manager"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Fun industry and great, reinvigorated culture.

      Cons

      Being acquired by SiriusXM so some uncertainty.

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up.

    • Helpful (6)

      "Sales has taken a turn for the worse"

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      Former Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Immediate colleagues are great to work with Office is well stocked with snacks Work-life balance is just ok depending on if your manager likes you You are an hourly employee and they are ok with you logging overtime which semi makes up for the serious discrepancy in salary compared to similar sales jobs in the Bay Area.

      Cons

      Speaking for the Oakland sales team specifically and noting this because sales often felt like working for a completely different company from any other department. The role of account executive changed drastically in my time at Pandora partially due to three consecutive years of layoffs which affected senior management and strategy (especially in 2018). The new management from the start was clearly there to eliminate...

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      Advice to Management

      Separate Glint feedback by department since engineers, product, sales, etc. all have completely different Pandora employee experiences. Listen to current employees on product recommendations and ways to help us sell, particularly if you've never actually sold the product yourself. We are the ones on the front lines talking to clients and getting an idea of what the market is looking for. Pandora is already considered...

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