SiriusXM
3.2 of 5 109 reviews
www.sirius.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

SiriusXM Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014

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33% Approve of the CEO

SiriusXM President, CEO, and Director Mel Karmazin

Mel Karmazin

(33 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Free Satellite Radio, Good Benefits, Flexible Hours, Casual Dress"
    in 5 reviews
  • "The product is exciting, good industry recognition, good pay, good benefits"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management continues to promote those already up at the top and ignores those that are at the "bottom""
    in 5 reviews
  • "There is basically no room for advancement unless you know the CEO personally or come into the internship with a Master's"
    in 3 reviews
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Fun environment and intriguing tasks.

Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at SiriusXM as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou are treated like a true employee. You won't find interns fetching coffee or being ignored! Although your intern experience may vary by department, you really are treated like royalty, as well as given assignments that significantly contribute to the company,

ConsEasy to get lost in a sea of interns and employees, but the positive outweighed the negative.

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

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A 21st Century Company Paying 20th Century Salaries

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at SiriusXM full-time for more than 3 years

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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Security Officer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at SiriusXM part-time for less than a year

ProsProfessional establishment, good work environment.

ConsNone at this time. I will update in couple of months.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Radio Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at SiriusXM as an intern for less than a year

ProsGot to meet a lot of celebrities, and gained a good amount of experience.

ConsVery unlikely to get a full time job - the company clearly does not make a ton of money anymore.

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Great place and Great people

Talk Programming Intern (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at SiriusXM as an intern for less than a year

Prosgreat place to start your career
wonderful learning environment
very helpful employees
free gym 24/7
free drinks and pretzels (yummy)

Consif you become an employee, may not make raises that often

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

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Board Operator/Editor (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at SiriusXM part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible hours, great location, friendly management and staff

Consboard operators work mainly nights and weekends so the hours can be inconvenient

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Worked there for more than 7 weekes and interacted with 3 people total

Sports Programming Board Operator (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at SiriusXM part-time for less than a year

ProsConvenient office location
Excellent facilities
Quiet atmosphere

ConsSubversive, adversarial work culture - many are still bitter from layoffs after SIrius and XM merger
No sense of camaraderie
Virtually no room for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementYour part-time employees make a large share of the workforce in the DC headquarters. Engage them and develop to become valuable talent within the organization. The place is full with middle managers who couldn't care less who is working for them week to week, so long as the place is staffed.

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

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Interesting Experience, but Self Worth was lacking.

Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at SiriusXM as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearned some interesting things. Got real world experience.

ConsA lot of down time. No pay or compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your interns. Over 65% of interns are paid now!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Downsize

Product Manager - Online and Mobile Applications (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at SiriusXM full-time for less than a year

ProsNew Media opportunities in unique music library.

ConsMiddle management laden and slow to grow. Red-tape nightmare. Unfortunately at the end of the day, SXM is a company that sells car radios, not the Vision Lee Abrams set forth years ago. Could stand to take a page from companies like Apple.

Advice to Senior Managementmanage up

No, I would not 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

I worked at SiriusXM as an intern for less than a year

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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