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XM used to be a great place to work...

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Washington, DC

I have been working at SiriusXM

Pros

It is still a relatively small company with plenty of cross-training opportunities--provided you have a willing manager. The company (at least pre-merger XM) is competitive when it comes to salary and benefits.

Cons

Unfortunately, the employee-friendly days of XM Satellite Radio have disappeared. Since the merger with Sirius, the "tone from the top" has changed markedly to a more Wall Street like atmosphere. Cold and impersonal - the team atmosphere has all but vanished. With the company's financial troubles, employees are expected to "work around" issues and duct tape together cheaper systems, but management expects the same enterprise-level performance from these bargain solutions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a cue from the old XM daysand start treating employees more like valued team members vs. corporate pawns.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    A good company to get broad experience, but poorly managed.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at SiriusXM

    Pros

    Many opportunities for people willing to work hard and stick their nose out. The product is exciting, good industry recognition, good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    The reorganization after the merger is choking the life out of the company. Executive Management communicates poorly and has little vision. The company is not well disciplined in general. Earlier on, this allowed a lot of freedom to get things done. But as the company has grown, this lack of discipline (process, standards, etc.) has resulted in a lot of wasted effort, slow decision making, and confusion among employees as to roles and responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and communicate a mission statement and goals and objectives for the company and employees. Squash all the politics among management. Invest in technology for future growth.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Loved the product, tolerated the management.

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    Former Employee - Engineer.  in  Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer. in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I worked at SiriusXM

    Pros

    We did have interesting projects that were fun to work on. Unfortunately, there was a considerable amount of us versus them attitude that ran through most of the work going on including defining products and managing projects.

    Cons

    Lack of career direction given from individual managers. They like for you to work, but don't really provide any growth potential unless you're one of the favored individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your members, avoid the politics of "us versus them" teams, and give some creative latitude. And most of all, give those hard working individuals a chance to have their voices heard. Not just those who might have been there from the early days who now want to control everything.

    No opinion of CEO
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