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SiriusXM Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
137 Reviews
3.3
137 Reviews
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SiriusXM CEO James E. Meyer
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Pros
  • it was a nice work environment with a steady pace (in 9 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.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology with very smart people

    Cons

    disorganization between groups sharing information

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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 an 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
  3. 2 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
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  5. 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.

  6. 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, no full time conversion

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

    I worked at SiriusXM as an intern (less than an 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
  8.  

    Good people - SLOW company

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

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    SEVERE 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 ManagementAdvice

    Create 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture left a lot to be desired

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stylish office, great product, managers care about their employees

    Cons

    There'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 ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the interns get to know each other across departments.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ad Sales

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

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work life balance. Promotion opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Missed the old XM minus the Sirius

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hmmm... 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.

    Cons

    Everything changed for the worse after the merger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some of the fun back into the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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