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Pandora Media, LLC Employee Reviews about "no 401k match"

Updated Mar 21, 2019

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3.7
67%
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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jennifer Witz
Jennifer Witz
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good work life balance(in 83 reviews)

  • "it had great culture and people(in 42 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No major cons to speak of, only that they don't do a 401k match(in 25 reviews)

  • "No 401k match at the moment, but apparently working on that(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Software Engineer

      Oct 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Culture! The company creates a supportive community for everyone One of the most diverse companies that I've seen Music is present all around and the product is awesome! Pandora has free mini concerts at work and a company wide pandora performs event You have the option to work from home once a week

      Cons

      There is no 401k matching yet

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture

      Sep 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free snacks/drinks Work/life balance Fun culture

      Cons

      No 401k matching Medical premiums are higher than average

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Account Manager

      Aug 28, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Smart hardworking environment. Good work life balance

      Cons

      No 401k match to complete with other companies

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Stagnant, bureaucratic, failing

      Jun 11, 2018 - Senior Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Free snacks - More work than resources, so there are opportunities to own larger projects -"Work" from home Fridays (aka 3 day weekends every week) - Title inflation for engineering roles (Staff at Pandora < Senior anywhere else)

      Cons

      - No clear direction or leadership or vision for the future. - No accountability. Decision making is so spread out that it takes forever to get anything done. As a side effect, low performers are never held accountable for their terrible decisions and poor work output. Product development management is more concerned with playing politics than actual results. - Lazy, inefficient employees - see the 3 day weekend/ "work" from home Fridays. Difficult to get anything done due to people working 10-4 four days a week. - Useless product managers. No innovation to speak of with "me-too" feature ideas, always playing catch up to the competitors. They add to bureaucracy, try to drive every decision, and ignore engineering input. There are far too many product managers for the amount of engineers, resulting in a huge backlog of work and not enough people to do it. - No engineering culture. It's impossible to drive new product or process ideas from the engineering side. See above for how product controls everything. - Subpar pay and no 401k matching. - Terrible morale, most people are just running out the clock until the next opportunity pops up. - Bleak business outlook, most people believe the company will be bought soon. - Terrible place to be a woman, men are constantly manterrupting, leering, and creating uncomfortable situations such as asking coworkers on dates. Raising these issues to management resulted in victim blaming and no positive outcomes.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Don't plan to advance

      May 15, 2018 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great colleagues, unlimited sick time

      Cons

      Strong internal bias toward promoting men over women, no 401k matching, revolving door for senior leadership

      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good people but company is struggling

      Feb 22, 2018 - Account Strategist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great managers Great work life balance

      Cons

      No 401k matching No transparency from executive leadership

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Career suicide

      Mar 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Flexibility in work/life balance (if you have a great manager) -The people. I made the most amazing friendships here. Lifelong connections with the most hard-working, down to earth people.

      Cons

      -Toxic, negative environment -Severely political -Unhealthy snacks/bevs -No 401k match -Comp structure is based on your resume, alone (not on performance or how hard of a worker you are) -Merit process is a joke -Passing the buck is a thing here for most managers -Something is very wrong at the top and no one is addressing the elephant in the room Really sad how I walked in so hopeful for this place 4 years ago, given that it really did excite me to work for such a great company with great values and big goals. Leadership has been completely turned upside down since my start here. It’s a bureaucracy and no one seems to have the power to make tough decisions or, better yet, be realistic and openly talk about the bottom line. Your job will have no stability here, and it’ll likely be outsourced. The turnover is so high, and the morale is low low low. Your team will dissolve and the expectation is for you to continue to be buried in their workload plus yours, with no financial incentive. Do not buy into the hype of this place. It will drag your spirits down and spit you out faster than when you walked through those doors.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company culture

      Aug 21, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of enthusiasm around the product Company social events Snacks, rotating kegs, bagel Wednesdays, pizza at big meetings

      Cons

      No 401k match Uncertain long-term prospects against competitors

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Loved it as a listener and love it as a workplace

      Jul 4, 2017 - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great culture, principles, and mission. Laid back and engaging with great life-work balance, flexible schedule, work from home day. Diverse environment (age, gender, race, technical background). Nice office with drinks and snacks (fruit, pizza day, bagel Wednesday, beer etc), concerts in the office, talent shows, sponsored volunteering hours.

      Cons

      Main offices located in the the bay area (high cost of living). Pays below market value. No 401k matching; feels like politics beats hard work and quality.

      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Finding its way

      Jun 29, 2017 - Sales Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The company is extremely transparent; you can work from home when you want

      Cons

      Upward mobility is really difficult because the company too often hires sales managers from the outside; culture is suffering and a lot of unknowns ahead regarding the company's future; there's no diversity on the executive leadership team; no 401K match

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      2 people found this review helpful
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