Account Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 22, 2018
The best place I have worked in terms of culture. Unfortunately, while on its downward trend, morale declined drastically and made for a toxic environment. It seems they are turning the Sales org into a team of Robots, with no desire to really look at skill or dedication.
Account Manager/Sales (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – January 31, 2018
I've worked at Pandora for just about 4 years and have never received a promotion or title change. On 2 separate occasions I have gone up for promotions within my department, which I did not secure. The manager feedback was vague and gave me no clear plan for how to achieve this goal. I also went out for 3 roles outside of my department that I did not secure, and lost contact with those teams immediately after. The impression that I get is that Pandora only valued me in the original role I was hired in, and nothing else. That was frustrating because this role has no higher level, nor path to a future or higher role.
Benefits, Snacks, Great Culture, In-Office Performances
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – May 6, 2018
Pandora used to be an amazing place to work. Recent changes to management have led to shifts in company culture and an overall decrease in morale. Structural changes often lead to the promotion of unqualified individuals in an effort to maintain business continuity but it's at the cost of team relationships and the feeling of trust and transparency.
That being said, peers, coworkers, and cross-functional partners are generally awesome and the flexibility is refreshing.
Senior Account Strategist (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 8, 2018
Pandora is a great place to work for. It's a fast paced company that's being innovative within the digital media space. They're figuring out great ways to monetize their audience and products in order to become leaders within the digital audio and video advertising space.
Lead Music Curation Librarian (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – August 2, 2018
As a contractor, I wasn't expected to stay on long. Soon, I got an extension and the responsibilities of a supervisor. I was hiring, training, doing extra work for my supervisors, but I was still a contractor being given two-week extensions at a time. The team had expressed a strong interest in keeping me on as staff, but I got a notice that it was to be my last two weeks. I felt as if I was so close to staying at Pandora, and then suddenly it didn't. I wish they rewarded hard working contractors with positions, but it is what it is.
The culture, the amenities, the people, and good music playing constantly all around made Pandora a great place to be. If I was asked to return, I would in a heartbeat.
good people, good culture, competitive pay, snacks and lunch, listen to music all the time, offices are large and full of character, very easy to commute to.
frequent large-batch firings left employees uneasy, communication within my department could have been better
Financial Analyst (Contract) (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – April 16, 2018
I think Pandora is a really interesting company in a very dysfunctional industry. I believe the company's vision for what they could do within the music industry is very compelling, and I wish them nothing but the best. However, market forces don't seem to be in their favor, and I wonder about how much longer they can hang on.
My particular experience there was as a temporary worker, and while I was in contention for a full time position, management offered the position to an internal hire from a different team, and I was let go. I would have loved to have stayed, but I have no hard feelings.
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – July 25, 2018
Busy all the time. New System Manager point what you need to do by day. Company had Discrimination where you come from. English is your second language, some workers did not talk to you because you're Latina.
Campaign Specialist - Client Services Department (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 13, 2017
Pandora has an excellent working environment. They treat their employees with respect and provide great benefits. However, there is little opportunity to move within the company making some roles not motivating and dull.
Fry Cook (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – April 13, 2013
There are great people at Pandora, but the overall business lacks the necessary members and managers lack management training and/or skills. Most people I know/knew were not satisfied, but stayed on with the start-up loyalty the company has survived on.
The overall experience was not great. Benefits were not great. The name looks good on a Resume in Nor Cal/Bay Area.
Associate Music Librarian (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – April 11, 2018
I worked on a temporary basis for a specific project. The deadlines were intense but the collaborative work environment was awesome and our managers were great. I would love to work there again in either a contract or FTE scenario.
Manager (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – March 2, 2018
When I first started, there was a lot of excitement, but since 2015, innovation has stalled and sales people are left selling the same products they have been for the past few years. Sales has increased goals with less appealing products to sell when you look at the rest of the market. Additionally, sales doesn't hit their goals, but it's the rest of the company that is left to deal with the impact.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – March 19, 2018
Every day after clocking in I had to be briefed on the store numbers and told about my goals for the day and my numbers to meet. With the amount of stress put on my numbers should have been paid commission.
Musician Analyst (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – November 30, 2017
I got to do the thing I loved best, in the field of my greatest competence. I paid to listen to music and analyze it from a musicological stand-point. Complete schedule freedom, surrounded by like-minded, fun, and artistic people.