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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.