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SiriusXM Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2019

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SiriusXM CEO James E. Meyer
James E. Meyer
112 Ratings
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  • "Upper management known for foul mouthed tirades(in 19 reviews)

  • "not necessarily a track to full time work(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Working for Sirius XM, Pros and Cons"

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    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...

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    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.

    SiriusXM2018-10-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "A decent place to work?"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally, the workplace at SiriusXM is pretty nice. Good business results, competitive salaries, summer Fridays, pretty good health benefits, competent leadership.

    Cons

    That said, it falls short of where it could be. There are some additional benefits that could be added to make it a much nicer place to work: a better 401k match (currently it's 50 percent match up to six percent), tuition reimbursement, a more liberal (or at least evenly applied) WFH policy. The offices themselves, outside of the studios, are pretty dingy. Low ceilings, no windows, artificial light, etc. Just feels...

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    Advice to Management

    I went to a handful of the annual all-hands meetings. It was always jarring -- the CEO would talk about how great we'd done the previous year, how bright the future is, etc. Then someone in the programming department would ask if he'd consider raising their wages and he'd smack them down pretty hard. Considering the company just completed a $14b stock buyback, the stinginess around benefits and compensation for lower-level...

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    SiriusXM2019-06-12
  3. "Great company.... if on the right team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee product benefits Employee special events

    Cons

    Unreasonable Mid-Level Executives and Senior Managers Business planning trajectory Gossipy coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Utilize people for their specialties and give credence to employees who have proven business insights rather than a popularity poll among executive management

    SiriusXM2019-06-13
  4. "Not worth the wait"

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      Former Employee - Associate Producer 

      I worked at SiriusXM part-time

      Pros

      Extensive hands-on experience with many responsibilities

      Cons

      Low pay, odd hours, barely any contact with management

      SiriusXM2019-06-11
    • "Slow Climb"

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

      I have been working at SiriusXM full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Challenging work environment, great connections

      Cons

      lack of pay, not much room to advance

      Advice to Management

      Treat your entry level employees better

      SiriusXM2019-05-28
    • "Slow Burn - Toxic"

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      Former Employee - Technical in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at SiriusXM full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      To be honest I really cant think of any. Decent pay I guess.

      Cons

      Working at S/XM reminds me of the frog in the boiling water. If you put a frog in a cool pot of water and slowly turn up the temp to boiling it will not jump out and eventually die. This company works with fear. Most employees are so busy covering their jobs, they dont do their jobs. The "Peter Principle" applies. Management constantly reminds you that you are expendable. HR is a sham. They are simply a weapon that other...

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      Advice to Management

      Any advice I would propose they dont listen as they know much better than other employees with dozen of years of experience. My advice, clean house. Most management should go. They are ineffective and only act as task masters to the other higher ups.

      SiriusXM2019-06-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "No room for growth"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great benefits, great vacation and offers summer Fridays

      Cons

      Male led environment, good ol’ boy club. Very hard for women to be promoted to positions that are created for men who have worked with hosts that have more pull with heads of the company. No interviews for created positions internally.

      Advice to Management

      Promote more women who have relevant and more experience that would be better suited for created positions and open for interviews.

      SiriusXM2019-05-20
    • "Fear based managing style.? Yes"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SiriusXM for more than a year

      Pros

      If you have your heart set on a job in the radio industry, this would be an ideal company to work for, however if your desired role is back of house or operational you can find a better company. Corporate benefits are standard mostly and in some cases subpar.

      Cons

      Abrasive management, high attrition rates, work life balance is not respected. Lack of minorities or women in upper management. Very much a work harder not smarter type of environment. Siloed to the extreme.

      Advice to Management

      Please review who you have managing your teams, additional training/support may be needed or new staffing. Turnaround rates are quite high and an enormous red flag. An environment that encourages collaborating with other teams is far more effective than one that remains to itself. Trust your employees in some cases managers do not understand and have no idea to do the tasks that their teams perform daily. If a problem...

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      SiriusXM2019-06-08
    • "Good interview it was and very cooperative"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) 

      I have been working at SiriusXM part-time

      Pros

      Good company and culture is very good.

      Cons

      Yet to join and no cons until now

      SiriusXM2019-04-18
    • Helpful (3)

      "Fun but challenging place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at SiriusXM full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great product, Free account, free snacks and coffee. Nice people and a really interesting job

      Cons

      No such thing as an org chart so hard to navigate areas you don't know. No personal development training. A lot of passive aggressive behavior between groups especially when business decisions are made above that are difficult to meet.

      Advice to Management

      Publish and org chart and be more open to your employees by sharing what is going on.

      SiriusXM2019-04-24
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