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SiriusXM Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
137 Reviews
3.3
137 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn and make a mark

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Opportunity to learn a lot. Make many contacts. The people are all very experienced and there's stability, not a lot of people coming in and out.

    Cons

    Much is left to you to figure out. You really have to take the lead because there often is not a clear direction. it's a big company and it takes a lot to get noticed for your work. It is what you make it and you must work hard, often long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People need to feel more included in the mission of the company but not just generalities. Each individuals should be made to understand his or her unique need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Growth focused, going strong!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Sales and revenue driven organization. You can make a difference in your programs and overall performance of the company. Good befits, rewards for doing your job well.

    Cons

    Internal systems are inadequate and need much improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing the internal systems necessary to continue to grow the company. Listen to mid-level employees better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great product and staff, poor management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Innovative, high energy, friendly and passionate work environment. Often worked overtime, but seemed to even out eventually.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional management overall, though you may find a few hidden gems, the majority is looking out for #1 and the path of least resistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up. Make the choice to do the right thing even if it is the more difficult path. Lead in a way that makes you proud.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tired of long hours for average wage

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Lab Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Test Lab Manager in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting it's what I am familiar with although easy to learn.

    Cons

    Moral is low because of low pay for the amount of hours worked. After a long commute every day I'm exhausted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to better compete with free internet radio services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are great; the place is going under

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    • 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
  8.  

    Excellent Entertainment Company - Fun, Intelligent Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, exciting culture with great benefits, Everyone loves the product. Very smart people working across the company. The best of its kind in content.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up with your career especially in mid-level. Little ability to move across depts. Hard to move up in compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management did a good job over all but think of employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A lot to learn at a competitive pace. Exciting environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SiriusXM as an intern

    Pros

    Had an internship there during the Spring. Mentor was great so I learned a lot. Free drinks and coffee is a plus. Awesome people.

    Cons

    Facilities/studios are good but a few hiccups here and there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Clueless Middle Management

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Autonomy... so long as you don't want to actually do anything. Good place if it is your first job because you will be doing everything. The people there who are trying to do something creative and productive; the old pros who know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Heavy on the middle management whose aim is to not do anything; appalling inter-departmental communication; zero direction from manager(s); entirely possible the only people who know you work there are the security guys and receptionist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out your middle management or at least hire people to do more than fill out roster sheets.

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