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Pandora Media, LLC Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 11 Apr 2019

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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be really great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People passionate about the product. Friendly team. Good location near BART.

    Cons

    Negative people destroying a once humble culture. Blind is full of toxic engineers complaining about everything. People still complain about strategic decisions made by CEOs from 4-5 years ago. More time is spent complaining than trying to improve things.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing culture, very helpful manager

    Cons

    Not available not available not available

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-03-05
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cool place to work at"

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    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.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-01-22
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Large, monolithic and new technology averse"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool, if passe product. Great people. Location if Oakland is your thing. Nice office

    Cons

    Lethargic ability to implement/replace old, old source base. Institutional instability owing to recently acquisition by SiriusXM. Huge loss of long term employees leading up or down to the latter. Old entrenched engineers resistant to change.

    Pandora Media, LLC2018-10-16
  5. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Diversity Amazing company culture Best place I have worked at so far

    Cons

    Dropping listener growth Career growth

    Pandora Media, LLC2018-09-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Impactful work, good people, company in turnaround mode"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Ability to try new technologies when it makes sense - Big user base means you get to work with huge scale in services and analytics - Small enough company that you can still have a direct effect on revenue / end-users - Humble co-workers

    Cons

    - Stock is volatile - Competitive industry

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    Pandora Media, LLC2018-07-10
  7. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent Work Culture and great bunch of people

    Cons

    I don't see any negative reviews here

    Pandora Media, LLC2018-06-18
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Comfortable, Stagnant Job"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities to connect with those around you in diverse ways

    Cons

    Seems directionless at times, and there isn't a real drive to actually act on innovative ideas, better engineering culture (who/where is eng leadership??)

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    Pandora Media, LLC2018-06-01
  9. Helpful (13)

    "Stagnant, bureaucratic, failing"

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

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    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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    Pandora Media, LLC2018-06-11
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, good people, lousy industry"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People genuinely care for each other. It's not just lip service. They really want to create a long-term vision at Pandora.

    Cons

    Too much fear, fear of change leading to complacency, which in turn leads to a lack of growth. I left because there was not enough to do, too much work being bottlenecked one way or another. Music industry is just a difficult business to be in.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2018-01-27
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