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SiriusXM Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Positive work environment with great benefits" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, great work environment" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is also no room for growth in many departments unless someone leaves the company" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Sometimes the work life balance isn't exactly what you'd expect" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Response Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Response Specialist in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Response Specialist in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours . You literally get to choose your own schedule. Open 24 hours

    Cons

    The security acts like the Police


  2. "senior manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great location, good team members

    Cons

    poorly managed, politics often gets in the way

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees

  3. "Overall an enjoyable experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Challenging problems to solve.
    - Engineering management is pleasant to work with.
    - Processes are getting better.
    - Large variety of technology to work with.

    Cons

    - Time pressure is evident. (some quality suffers, but can be cleaned up later)
    - Communication is poor across departments. (think product vs engineering)
    - Processes can vary widely depending on the team.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of software is more important than rushing a feature. More delays on the front end to get something right will pay off. Rushing features end in patching bugs that are only symptoms of bigger issues.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Working for Sirius XM, Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time

    Pros

    No micromanaging, Casual/comfortable work environment, Great benefits, Annual bonuses, Great colleagues, Company does events in appreciation of hard work which also allows colleagues from different departments to get to know each other
    (Summer Barbecue, Ice Cream socials, Halloween Costume gatherings, Holiday events, A day off to volunteer to a local organization. They care about safety and in harsh weather conditions you are allowed to work from home.

    Cons

    Titles/Roles can become very stagnant for years, unless someone leaves the company, promotions to grow and learn new tasks can be challenging. Not allowing a transfer if you move to another state.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not Professional Employees"

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    Former Employee - Mailroom Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mailroom Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Soda. Access to music libraries. Celebrities

    Cons

    Staff members who'll stab you in the back to make you look bad because they're to lazy to work hard for a position.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put people in positions just because you like them. Make sure they have all the tools for the department to be successful.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with below

    Cons

    Management is either blind or doesn't want to see what happens below the C suite : 1. allow certain unbearable and abusive individuals to abuse and bully subordinate employees in other departments that support them; 2. allow certain long-tenured senior employees to be promoted when everyone else knows their 'accomplishments' are all "smoke and mirrors".

    Advice to Management

    Get your senior mangers to be on the same page and reduce the amount of siloed, competitive situations between different parts of the company - OEM couldn't care less about WB, etc. For a technology company, they couldn't be less adept at technology!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Want to work in media? Look elsewhere."

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    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee, tea, and soda. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Program Directors and VPs (the most visible level of "management" on any given channel) are not held to any type of standard for their own behavior and oversight of their channel. It is unsettling what I see PDs and VPs get away with, while employees are expected to max out their energy, and their paycheck, to get to work and function as a useful employee. Grossly underpaid in every position. And if you think you'll get hired as a board operator and work your way up, think again. That happens for about 1%, and usually comes after years of working overtime for free. There is absolutely zero motivation to perform.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better compensation for employees who spend countless hours working hard -- who have to watch higher ups abuse their power and collect a fat paycheck.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Promotions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with alot of talent

    Cons

    Disorganized, Lack of procedures, no room to grow


  9. "SiriusXM Is Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    No cons, nothing is bad


  10. "Listen to others"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Cool employees.

    Cons

    Management lacks knowledge and wont listen to seasoned employees.


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