At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People—the listeners, the artists, and our employees—are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora.
Pandora is a place where people love what they do and can love where they are doing it. Our home office is smack dab in the middle of downtown Oakland. And while we do have in-office concerts, employee-led yoga sessions, and an admirable snack collection, we don’t believe in keeping people in the office at all times. We don’t want you to live at Pandora, we want you to work at Pandora. And while you’re working, we want you to tap into your passions and discover your balance. Learn about the music, passion, wellness, and benefit programs we offer.
There’s never a dull moment in our offices when you’re working on innovative projects with a talented team. Day in and day out we strive to create the best music listening experience, and to deliver that experience anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re analyzing new tracks, adjusting the playlist algorithm, designing and engineering new product features or creating compelling campaigns, you are a valuable part of what makes our company, our culture, and our service nothing short of amazing.
Music is the soul of our company, and we have many opportunities for our employees to connect with the artists or songs they love. Whether it’s catching an onsite performance or playing instruments with coworkers, we encourage everyone at Pandora to discover what moves them.
We gather at the “Whiteboard” in our office to host intimate, stripped-down performances from artists across all styles of music and comedy. Past sets include performances by Miguel, Mat Kearny, Ian Karmel, and Shiny Toy Guns. Watch all of our Whiteboard Sessions.
Our Backstage performance space isn’t just for musicians like Ben Folds Five. The stage has a full suite of instruments available to employees for mid-day jam sessions.
Beyond the office, we are uniting bands, brands, and fans through music discovery. Cross-department collaboration is key to bring these events to life for our artist and listener communities. Our shows include Pandora Discovery Den at SXSW, Pandora Presents, and many more custom shows.
Our mission is to connect listeners to music they love based on their unique taste, so we know first-hand the crucial role of diversity. Therefore, we seek to build and foster a diverse workforce that is a true reflection of music — empowering, inspiring, and unique — where all of our employees feel at home to perform their best and be themselves. Pandora is committed to playing a role in creating a more equitable society in which our business, employees, and communities will thrive.
Check out our founder Tim Westergren’s thoughts here.
Growing a world class company that’s passionate about music means that we’re looking far and wide for the best talent to amplify our culture. Pandora has key partnerships with organizations like Management Leadership for Tomorrow, CODE2040, and many others to ensure that we have the best pool of applicants.
We foster diversity by embedding diversity values across the company. In addition to celebrating our differences, we currently have three Communities at Pandora: Pandora Women, Pandora PRIDE, and Pandora Mixtape. These groups strive to provide additional support, visibility, and empowerment to our female employees, LGBTQ employees, and employees of color.
The solution to changing the “pipeline” is to invest in the pipeline. This is why we embed ourselves in the local community and engage with partners such as Little Kids Rock, NYC Ladders for Leaders, and The Ally Coalition.
There’s a PERG for that! Our employee-created and company sponsored PERGs (Pandora Employee Resource Groups) bring our staff together around shared interests and passions. If one doesn’t exist around your interest, join us and create one!
Some that may spark your interest:
To us, wellness means more than providing health insurance. We value our employees’ happiness and provide a wide variety of benefits to keep you Pumped!