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SiriusXM Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
38 Reviews
3.0
38 Reviews
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Pros
  • it was a nice work environment with a steady pace (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, laid back, able to work home (depending on department) (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Worked hard, managers loved me and really thought I was going to get the full time conversion (in 7 reviews)

  • The work/life balance is non-existant for many departments (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun place to work. People are nice. Process is moderate. Creativity is welcomed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, mostly merit based. Leadership "gets it".

    Cons

    Systems are a bit old and it can be difficult to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better about prioritizing initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fortune 500 Company still trying to figure its way when it comes to creating culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SiriusXM (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large Infrastructure with numerous technology learning opportunities
    Opportunities for lateral and upward movement
    Excellent pay, vacation and benefits

    Cons

    SiriusXM is a Media company and because of that mindset the IT department sometimes does not get the resources it needs in a timely fashion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management sometimes struggles to engage employees as more than workers. Often don't feel there is a great "culture" here or that you are more than a number.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Music Programming Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SiriusXM

    Pros

    Great name to have on your resume. 90% of the time as an intern, you will be treated like an employee and not asked to do menial tasks like fetching coffee. As a programming intern, you will learn their editing systems, how to create show logs and assistant produce a show. Celebrity sightings are an every day luxury.

    Cons

    UNPAID. It is also extremely difficult to get a part time job w the company after your internship. The hours I worked were scattered because of my class schedule, so I often worked late hours, including weekends. When I wasn't in the studio, I was mostly working alone and had little interaction with other interns. I often felt very unappreciated by the team I was associated with. I was complimented by people working on other channels for my diligent work ethic and was poached by one channel to intern with them the following semester, but it was frustrating that my own boss failed to notice my hard work.
    Everyone seemed anxious and frazzled daily. The vibe I generally got from the paid employees was, that they were overworked and underpaid - which was a huge red flag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your interns or at least offer a travel stipend. $26+/day for the train/bus adds up after 4 months!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    learned a lot, i was only a music programming intern but i felt like i was part of the team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at SiriusXM as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    it was quite the experience to be working in the city and in live radio, i was learning as often as i was enjoying myself

    Cons

    the commute could be rough, and interning doesnt necessarily mean that you'll land a job there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at SiriusXM as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology with very smart people

    Cons

    disorganization between groups sharing information

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are great; the place is going under

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at SiriusXM (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work at Sirius XM are great humans. Fun, personable, and generally hard workers - I left with a lot of friends who taught me a lot about radio production.

    Cons

    The ambiguous upper level people that we never see in NY make horrible decisions and the company won't last long. They fail to take care of their people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to take care of the media people that are the blood of your company. Pay your interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    IT is Chaos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security is great. Its extremely hard to get fired here and people are very understanding of mistakes. Good vacation and work from home policy. Fair to good pay. If you are at the peak or twilight of your career and/or want a good stable income to provide for your family, this is the place.

    Cons

    Ask about the human resources retention manager if you go in for an interview. There has been high turnover for this position. This is very symbolic of the lack of attention and resources devoted to improving their staff. Chaotic work environment driven by impatience, bureaucracy and fear. If you're a young ambitious, maybe creative type. This is not the place for you and getting promoted requires patience and doing lots of grunt work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a deep breath and relax, everything will be ok. There is no need for 75% of the 'fire drills' that are done. Also, take pride in your work. Sometimes what the upper management wants is not what is best and its your job to convince them of that. You can play it safe and be a 'Yes Man'; but look around you. All of the chaos, confusion and half-baked projects that begets other half-baked projects that you are doing work on Saturday mornings are because of this. Also, you're not in the position you are in because you're smart or the best at your trade. You may actually be managing an IT department without ever doing IT in your life. Listen to your employees and fight for them because ultimately they're the ones that have to live and deal with the decisions. This not to insult you but to humble you when making decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, no full time conversion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at SiriusXM as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great opportunities, and had a chance to get hands on experience in a lot of aspects of the company.

    Cons

    Worked hard, managers loved me and really thought I was going to get the full time conversion. But did not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be a disconnect between the recruiting team and the rest of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    MIcromanaging by Email and Meeting hell !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All depends on your department and manager! If you work in the main building, then its all fun and games, and excitement, other buildings.... Bland, boring, no excitement, no employee interaction, jut sit down, work and go home.
    Flexible hours, laid back, able to work home (depending on department).

    Cons

    Don't see any direction and/or possibilities on how to move anywhere in the company. Everyone is always looking to kiss butt, TOO MANY USELESS MEETINGS and too much MICRO MANAGEMENT by using emails. Too much followup and less work. Forget about work culture, some employees will talk to you while others stay away.
    I've even seen members in same team argue about duties and responsibilities and cry over if someone tries to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is useless as they won't read nor take action, but they need to loosen up, buy a DAMN building so all employees are together! I remember when I was hired I had 20 minute orientation and throw in position. Previous jobs I had 1 week company introduction and training, paid lunches , etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Times They Are a Changin'

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SiriusXM

    Pros

    Being part of an industry leader.

    Cons

    Office environment has changed since the merger. No longer about a creative culture. Employees are ruled by fear of losing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees are just as important as your subscription numbers.

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