Pandora Media, LLC - Sad demise of a once great company | Glassdoor.de
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    „Sad demise of a once great company”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Oakland, CA
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    Stimmt gegen Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 5 Jahren bei Pandora Media, LLC (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    - 3 day weekend (Fridays are WAH but no one really works) - Super generous sick-day policy. Take a mental health day every week or two and you will be working 10 at most 12 days a month. - Great maternity benefits. Having a child while at Pandora is the best. Although official maternity leave is just 12 week you can stay “WAH” for months after the 12 weeks are over. - People are generally friendly. There is... couple of bros, douchebags and SJWs but it is not hard to ignore them. - Great environment for women and people of color. Due to hiring bonuses and diversity quotas you almost don’t need to put any effort into getting hired. - As soon as you get on manager track things get even more relaxed. You barely need to do any work. Just sit in meetings for 5 hours a day and you are done. - There are concerts in the office. - Great travel expense policy. If you are remote every couple of weeks you get flight and hotel covered to come to work in Oakland.

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    Kontras

    - Promotions are based purely on tenure and politics. Hard work is not rewarded. - Exodus of good people. Retention is terrible. Good people are leaving and coasters are staying. Generally the quality of talent is tanking. - There is a fair amount of backstabbing. - There used to be a great work culture but that was 4-5 years ago. These days the work environment is more toxic. - Company leadership is heavily... supporting right wing politics. By working here you basically support the republican party. - Low pay. About 60-70% of what you can get elsewhere. - Layoffs third year in a row. Very little job security. - Buddy-buddy system which makes it very hard to move your career forward. - People who are director level and higher are a joke. They have no idea what is their org doing and are doing very little work. - Our titles are a joke. “Principal” at Pandora would hardly pass as L4 or L5 at a bigger companies in bay area. - The tech is ancient. A lot of stuff is build in-house and is nowhere close to industry standards. If you plan to learn new tech, don’t come here. - Marketing is absolutely useless. No one even knows Pandora has on-demand after 3 years.

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    Rat an das Management

    - Do a big reorg. Remove all the extra layers of managers who are not doing anything. Let’s say you have 5 managers at a given level. Each of them meets the other one that gives you 20 hours of meetings a week. That keeps managers occupied and allows them to report some progress. - Crack down on all of the abuse and toxic behavior. - Hold people accountable for their decisions. Separate the wheat from the chaff.... Introduce measurable metrics into performance evaluation. - Crack down on middle management. It keeps masking the incompetence of ICs who are friendly with them.

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    Pandora Media, LLC2019-04-07
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    „Great Company Until CFO Changes”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Accounting in Oakland, CA
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    Ich habe für mehr als 5 Jahre bei Pandora Media, LLC gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Very exciting times with lots of energy in the office pre-IPO

    Kontras

    company culture took 180-turn after changes to E-team.

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-10-10
  2. „Good experience and nice people”

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    Ehem. Praktikant - Intern in Oakland, CA
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    Ich habe weniger als ein Jahr bei Pandora Media, LLC als gearbeitet

    Pros

    Mentorship is great Good snacks Everyone is friendly

    Kontras

    No swag :( No free food every day

    Pandora Media, LLC2019-10-14

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