Sr Compensation Analyst (Contract)

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Pandora is looking for a rock star Senior Compensation Analyst to join the Compensation team on a 4 month contract.  This team is responsible for developing and implementing Pandora’s compensation strategies.  Our pay programs represent our investment in people.  Our role is to ensure our programs attract, motivate and retain our people.


Do you love working with data?  Are you an excel guru?  Do you geek out on building spreadsheets?  Do you get excited when you hear “merit process”?  The right candidate is ready to dive into large amounts of data, derive insights from that data and share the findings with the Compensation Partners.  This is a hands-on role where you will assist team members with ad hoc analysis, market analysis, documenting policies and procedures, administering pay programs, and supporting the merit planning process.  The Senior Compensation Analyst will interact regularly with HR Technology, Recruiting and HR Business Partner teams in a fast-paced environment.


We are looking for an individual with a “can-do” attitude who is a fast learner, hardworking, organized, detailed, passionate about their work, energetic and ready to make a big impact.  The ideal candidate is personable, approachable and collaborative in all of their working relationships.  How you work is just as important as what you produce.



  • Perform support activities to develop, implement and administer compensation policies and programs
  • Provide analytical support for Compensation Partners
  • Review proposed salary adjustments for conformance to established guidelines, policies and practices
  • Explore corrective or alternative actions to resolve compensation-related problems
  • Coordinate with HR Business Partner to assign and maintain job levels, job families and business titles
  • Conduct ad hoc analysis in support of compensation program changes, including incentive base salary and bonus plans, for domestic and international locations
  • Conduct analysis to support recommendations regarding development of company salary structure, FLSA exemptions, job revisions and organizational structures



  • BS/BA degree and at least 3+ years of compensation
  • Prior exposure to compensation strategy and plan administration
  • Exceptionally strong analytical skills are required to effectively analyze data and create meaningful, understandable reports and metrics
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and also to work autonomously
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required (pivot tables, charts, logic statements)
  • Thoroughness and high attention to detail is required
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills necessary to prioritize and complete multiple projects and tasks and effectively handle short notice assignments
  • Solid communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Workday experience is a plus
  • Project coordination skills a plus


Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.


Pandora is also a VEVRAA federal contractor. Pandora requests priority referrals of protected veterans from each ESDS, as required by regulation.


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