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Pandora Media Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is better than any job I've had before, management is transparent and work is interesting (in 33 reviews)

  • Great culture and genuinely a great place to work (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management was micro-managing and often more concerned about politics than the actual work (in 7 reviews)

  • The money is not great and it's hard to live off in the Bay Area (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media full-time

    Pros

    -Awesome people
    -Awesome CEO
    -Awesome work life balance

    Cons

    -Company was going through layoffs


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Full-Time Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart, top-notch colleagues, interesting projects, and transparent management. One of the best places I have ever worked - very healthy environment overall. I like how they emphasize "culture add" instead of "culture fit".

    Cons

    Exterior news sources predicting what *might* happen to the company can be a distraction at times.


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    "10/10 Awesome place to work/intern!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media as an intern

    Pros

    company culture, learning opportunities, networking opportunities

    Cons

    No cons come to mind


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    "special place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time

    Pros

    incredible culture - people who work hard, care about the company and care about each other. intense focus on launching an on-demand product to be competitive - very exciting. leadership is authentic and open

    Cons

    definitely hands-on, growing pains can sometimes make it difficult

    Advice to Management

    stay humble and listen


  6. "Senior Associate, Corporate Strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is utmost priority to CEO

    Cons

    No real cons - really loved Pandora!

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time developing and retaining top talent


  7. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture, people, resources and opportunity.

    Cons

    Not too many cons but perhaps keeping organized during growth.


  8. "Great Internships"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Mentors are very committed to the success of their interns
    - Great orientation activities to meet your fellow inters
    - Projects are relevant and your work actually matters

    Cons

    - It's often difficult to work with teams that are not your own


  9. "Sharp coworkers and innovative projects. Thumbs up."

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pandora Media full-time

    Pros

    You're surrounded by highly analytical team members. There's a passion for the projects you're working on and the atmosphere is refreshing.

    Cons

    Still no 401K match policy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovating in an extremely competitive industry.


  10. "Great company culture"

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    Former Contractor - Ad Operations Coordinator (Freelance) in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Ad Operations Coordinator (Freelance) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team-oriented mentality, supportive environment, nice office, free snacks

    Cons

    Some people seemed overwhelmed, and there was sometimes confusion or miscommunication with upper management


  11. "AMAZING CULTURE"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media as an intern

    Pros

    Love pandora and the family culture. Everybody there is super nice and do not look done on you because you are an intern

    Cons

    None, the internship was amazing.


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