SiriusXM Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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SiriusXM CEO James E. Meyer
James E. Meyer
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Pros
  • it was a nice work environment with a steady pace (in 10 reviews)

  • Laid back, creative environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very unlikely to get a full time job - the company clearly does not make a ton of money anymore (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Retention Specailist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ennis, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ennis, TX

    I have been working at SiriusXM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Your co-workers are the only reason that you will show up for work!

    Cons

    To many cooks in the kitchen!


  2. The HR department sucked

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free radio subscription
    Summer Fridays
    Stock Options

    Cons

    Racist
    Cronies
    Low pay
    Buy your own radio

    Experience will vary depending on the department you are at. Some pay huge bonuses and give good raises. My department was lead by a very racist person. My leader had his/her own cronies and rewarded them tremendously. They came up with my leader and their skills were not up to par but was protected by my leader.

    There is a lot of shadiness going on in HR. The person who does employee relations for the corporate side is very lazy and inappropriate. Loves to gossip and extremely unprofessional. Some of my friends that were termed told me she didn’t even explain to them how to collect unemployment benefits when they asked.

    Benefits team suck like hell. They messed up my benefits so many times. My W2 was wrong one year and had to be reissued after I had already filed my taxes. They are complete idiots. They also messed up my domestic partnership benefits.

    They gave me stock one year. Very little but made a big deal out of it. The stock is not doing well but money is money.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your HR team.


  3. Use your skills elsewhere

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

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Having the opportunity to meet different people within the company.

    -Co-workers help you get through the nonsense that management does

    Cons

    -Management has no direction of their own
    -Cannot take vacation when you want yet management can do whatever they like
    -No definitive career movement, just titles
    -Meeting are useless and just time to hear management hear themselves speak
    -Training is better done from co-workers than listening to management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more & make changes


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  5. Helpful (1)

    This company is very laissez-faire and stale growth. You have the opportunity to create but with no support.

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

    I worked at SiriusXM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Benefits, Interact with great companies

    Cons

    Poor Pay, Terrible Management, No room for Growth

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to show up for a full week first to even start tackling what needs to happen.


  6. Very bad conditions

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SiriusXM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    severely overworked, small cramped spaces, no career growth, only good thing is the location in Manhattan

    Cons

    severely overworked, small cramped spaces, no career growth

    Advice to Management

    pay and treat employees well


  7. Tired of long hours for average wage

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Learn how to better compete with free internet radio services.


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

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    Current Employee - Sports Programming Board Operator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sports Programming Board Operator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SiriusXM part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Convenient office location
    Excellent facilities
    Quiet atmosphere

    Cons

    Subversive, 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 Management

    Your 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A Conflicted Past with Lots of Promise, and a Future Ripe for Reinvention

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People who *loved* and really knew music ran the channels and interviewed the musicians. The promise from the beginning was that Sirius would be the best of both commercial *and* public radio — musically diverse, intelligently programmed, no insipid advertising disturbing the crafted flow — yet it would go well beyond, to redefine radio as we knew it. Some of that ethic presumably remains if others can vouch for it.

    Cons

    Upper management and likely some administrators focused seemingly singularly on scrambling to secure investors and in the process relinquished the mission they started out with — and the very reason for its existence. They talked a good game of expectations and cheerleading. Hosts, programmers and producers wisely saw through it and campaigned and fought to do better than was being asked of them.

    Still, bit by bit, the most talented, capable and creative were relegated to being mere employees: diminished in their capacities or eventually moved out. In short order, Sirius became just another mediocre corporate entity and listeners largely got the same-old-same-old.

    While the past decade-plus has seen changes and arguable progress, the losses of those early years in morale and squandered customer loyalty seeped into the very fabric of the company's operations; whether those stains and managerial rhetoric from those early days have been expunged is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the mission at square one. And with the advantage of hindsight since launching those satellites — through the technological revolution that has brought us the iPhone and iPad, Twitter and Facebook, SoundCloud and Spotify — reinvent radio in the context of this rapidly evolving age of mobile, apps, video, on-demand and social media. Think like a Silicon Valley/Alley startup — and hire some of those same people. You may not even be relevant anymore yet if you realign with the real world you may surprise yourselves and all of us who still hope for so much more; for that original promise.


  10. Frustrating. Management turnover. limited support and weak strategy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, interesting programming, live concerts

    Cons

    Lack of solid research and foolish expectations

    Advice to Management

    Develop a relationship with an outside research firm to validate audience delivery.


  11. Helpful (1)

    phony phone call artist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Segment Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Segment Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at SiriusXM part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to work with my best friend

    Cons

    slave like environment, my boss belittles me every chance he gets. everything is veiled in secrecy. My boss takes all the marbles so there isn't any budget for the show. We don't get paid for extra work

    Advice to Management

    Dump the high cost talent, Howard Stern, Oprah, Martha Stewart, etc, concentrate on true radio talent instead



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