SiriusXM Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
131 Reviews
3.5
131 Reviews
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SiriusXM CEO James E. Meyer
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Producer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    You can literally walk down the halls, drinking free starbucks, and walk past 25 different stations. If you're a radio nerd, then you'll be in love. The building is so cool plus sometimes you get to walk past celebrities randomly...Most of the staff there are pretty awesome and open...managers, I may have only encountered the good ones, but were always receptive to questions and concerns...You don't have corporate breathing down your neck.

    Cons

    Very few Full-Time jobs. Pay is typically less than you would like and most of the time set-in-stone. Most of the FT positions are taken, and people tend to stay forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more incentives to your employees. Change up the pretzels. Have room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Missed the old XM minus the Sirius

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A 21st Century Company Paying 20th Century Salaries

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There'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 ManagementAdvice

    Free soda and pretzels are nice, but the greatest perk of all is a salary that makes a person feel wanted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun environment and intriguing tasks.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You 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,

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place and Great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talk Programming Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Talk Programming Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Radio Intern

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    Former Employee - Radio Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Radio Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Security Officer

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    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Professional establishment, good work environment.

    Cons

    None at this time. I will update in couple of months.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sports Board Operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Board Operator/Editor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Board Operator/Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great location, friendly management and staff

    Cons

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

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had a very rewarding experience at SiriusXM.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing Representative  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Billing Representative in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    It's a virtual smorgasbord of people. You get to meet and socialize with every background and your talents are noticed rather quickly. They offer hot coffee, tea & cocoa all day free for staff. Very relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Parking for the staff, the open floor plan, travel between the buildings and building security. Still thought it was too easy for people to get in and wonder around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't really have any comments or advice for upper management. Maybe watch your mid-level managers. Some of them spent too much time with their feet up for the money they made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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