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SiriusXM Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014

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3.2 120 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

SiriusXM CEO James E. Meyer

James E. Meyer

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Summer Hours, laid back atmosphere(in 6 reviews)

  • it was a nice work environment with a steady pace(in 9 reviews)


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

  • Didnt get a full time conversion(in 6 reviews)

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    Good people - SLOW company

    Imaging Producer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe best and brightest in U.S. radio resides here.

    ConsSEVERE lack of upward mobility. Company progresses at a very slow pace. Stock is shorted more than any other on the stock market, resulting in stock option awards being worth very little.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a braintrust of non-executives. Listen to them. Believe it or not, they may have good or better ideas to be considered by the board and executive team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ad Sales (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBenefits are the best thing that this job has to offer.

    ConsWork life balance. Promotion opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Culture left a lot to be desired

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStylish office, great product, managers care about their employees

    ConsThere's no sense of motivation or meaning on a larger scale. Everyone keeps their head down and you're left to find your own reasons to keep going.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the interns get to know each other across departments.

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    More meetings, less work to get done !

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDepending on your management, flexibility, casual dress environment, decent pay. Work life balance, so far so good. I have a lot of cons but all depends on your manager.

    ConsNearly 80% of your work is listening in meetings!!! They say mulitask during the conference calls, then why the heck are you even listening or participating in the conference calls ? I nearly have only max 2 hours to get ALL my work done and the other 6 hours is meetings/conferences call and then taking notes! I have not felt it too much but I think these meeting are a way for management to MICRO manage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSTOP THESE DAILY CONFERENCE CALLS/MEETINGS ! Send the email and the responsible parties who need to take action will respond or contact whomever! 30 people don't need to join every day! I guarantee you more work and projects will be completed. Think about it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Missed the old XM minus the Sirius

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsHmmm... free XM radio and the occasional celebrity sighting. The office was very open and though they were cubes, it's wasn't a cube farm.

    ConsEverything changed for the worse after the merger.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut some of the fun back into the work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A 21st Century Company Paying 20th Century Salaries

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere's an exciting energy as soon as you walk into the SiriusXM offices in Manhattan -- this is a company unlike any other. You are surrounded by talent, both who work there or who are there to appear on one of the countless programs and stations found on Sirius' dial.

    Cons"Well...this is radio. It doesn't pay well." That was what I was told by an HR representative when I was made my offer to come work for the company. I ended up taking the job since the process of getting the gig took so long anyway, but from day one, I felt very undervalued. Red tape seems to be the name of the game with management - things just do NOT get done in a timely fashion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFree soda and pretzels are nice, but the greatest perk of all is a salary that makes a person feel wanted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was great working experience, but can be kinda boring.

    Finance Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosthe environment was very nice people are very nice. you got drinks and food very conveniently, people are willing help all the time

    Consjob can be kinda boring sometimes. very bureaucratic.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worthwhile experience, but you should know what you're in for

    Programming Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFun atmosphere. Professionally-run yet casual environment. Office parties are cool, as is the office itself. A lot of really great people working in production and engineering. Got to see a lot of celebrities and work in-studio. Helped with extremely important production aspects.

    ConsTalent (hosts) can be like divas. As an intern I worked almost 40 hours a week for 4 months. Didn't even get a thank you from the people I worked with at the end. I felt unappreciated. Oftentimes they didn't call me by name, it was just "intern". My manager would assign me a lot of work even when I was overloaded, and I would sometimes walk in on them watching TV/not doing anything. At points, my manager took credit for things that I had worked on. I wasn't sure what to say/do to remedy the situation. I didn't want to get my producer upset with me, but they were claiming to have done my work. As an intern I felt helpless.

    Another con is that the internship's motto is "Get experience, not coffee." I ended up getting a lot of coffee/food. Hardly ever got a "thank you." My second HUGE gripe is that not all programming internships are the same. The only entry level job an intern usually qualifies for is "board operator", but it is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to learn board operating skills, especially if the show you're working on is run a certain way. At the end of my experience I felt very unqualified for the board operating position, even though I tried my best working an extra hour to two hours each day to learn the board from a random show I had no association with. There were only two open positions for board operators and about 30 interns vying for those spots. It felt extremely unfair. I liked my experience but near the end I grew frustrated. It seemed like the internship wasn't meant to help the interns get jobs. It was free labor for SiriusXM.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are too many interns and not enough entry level jobs. Some of the internship positions should be jobs so the interns have more opportunities to grow and succeed within your company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A lot of disgruntled employees, frustrated by IT management and structure, but company makes $ and gives good bonuses.

    Senior Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood to work for the company that is making money and trying to take care of the employees with nice bonuses.

    ConsExtremely high pace of work, mainly due to mismanagement. Sr. management is set in their ways and is not flexible. Management style of 70th, 80th. Limited ability to change departments. Too much reliance on consultants. Some people work a lot of overtime hours, while others do not have much to do. The time off policy can be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust and empower your employees. Remove micromanages from the top positions. Foster cooperation between business and IT, and between IT departments. Re-structure IT! Too many silos. Establish IT Strategic Architecture group. Allow for much better mobility within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Found Myself in a Dead End Department

    Broadcast Operations Center Technician (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe atmosphere can be creative and vibrant. Casual dress code. Cafe, ATM, gym, music.

    ConsLow pay. Poor management (depending on department).

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop ruling by fear, properly staff your departments and stop trying to low ball new hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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