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SiriusXM Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  • Limited room for growth in the company / industry (in 10 reviews)

  • You will be asked to work on holidays or when you are off of work or on vacation, very poor work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Smart, dedicated people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Filled with smart people who enjoy their jobs and are passionate about the company. Positive work environment with great benefits.

    Cons

    Departments can be very siloed and the overall structure is opaque. Senior management can also be difficult to approach. Limited opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more sharing across departments: it would save time and effort and foster more teamwork.


  2. "It is a good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Benefits, paid vacation for full time employees, bonus potential, very good 401k plan, stock grants...

    Cons

    Senior Management is filled with angry chimpanzees. Stagnant upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Yelling at your employees like they are your cocker spaniel that just shat on your rug is probably not the best way to motivate people.


  3. "Toxic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Im not sure if I can really give any pros at this juncture as Sirius/XM has gone from bad to worse.

    Cons

    Constant management "In-Fighting" which rolls down hill. Management here seems to look for who's to blame rather than how to fix the problem. Employees are basically treated guilty until proven innocent and constantly interrogated over minutiae.

    They do not plan anything and lack of respect for employees personal time is sad and disturbing at the same time. Very difficult to advance internally and hard work is rewarded with more work and responsibility without added authority or recognition of achievement. Employees are regularly docked for lunch hours spent from their paychecks even though you rarely get more than 10-15 to eat and even then its constantly interrupted by problems as they do not adequately staff their departments.

    Advice to Management

    The business structure is too top heavy and in many cases there are more managers of a department then there are employees. Fire some mangers and hire people that will actually add something to the work flow. Stop micro-managing, plan your work ahead of time and stick to your plan. Budget man hours and not just equipment. Listen to your employees. Managing through fear and intimidation is only effective for so long.


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  5. "Working at SiriusXM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible room for growth and great working opportunities. Really smart people all around and just incredible facilities across the country.

    Cons

    On call 24/7 and sometimes very stressful conditions. People get burned out at times from the workload and/or the stress.

    Advice to Management

    Do things to make sure your employees can refresh and not get burned out. Keep an eye/ear on the morale of the staff as that is super important to future success.


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    "Board Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Board Operator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Board Operator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Might open you up to some new opportunities; can, in rare times, be exciting

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad hours. My management happened to be great, but several other managers are really not. HR does NOT have anything together whatsoever. I was a valued employee and I asked for a raise after a year and a half of working there and my manager tried very hard to secure one for me, but corporate does not want to give raises. In general, production staff is treated badly and corporate does not reward their talented employees. It's decently thankless work, too.


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good, smart people, interesting company, dynamic industry and quality work environment. Easy hours with good work life balance, summer hours are nice

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, individual achievement not recognized, no mentoring or cross training. Once you've been here a while most mentally check out and eventually leave

    Advice to Management

    Recognize those who contribute, promote teamwork and interaction with other departments. Promote for quality work, not just because someone has been there "long enough" for next title. Hire more women older than 30


  8. "Programming"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time

    Pros

    I mean, it's a job with a paycheck and that's cool. Who doesn't like getting paid?

    Cons

    Soulless, mind numbing work. When you do great things it won't be appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Bang up job


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SiriusXM full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very supportive staff. Lots of perks dealing with Howard Stern & team.

    Cons

    Lots of jealousy with lower tier employees towards upper management. Had to worry about continuously being stabbed in the back. No one respected my position n the company. Upper management was not professional enough.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people with less than 7 years experience for management positions.


  10. "Music Programming - Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment, paid, work with Prophet and Zeta

    Cons

    None, SiriusXM internship is a great way to learn about the radio world


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Retention Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SiriusXM full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Off on Sundays
    Free Sirius XM radio subscription
    Good training
    Free indoor gym
    Professional work atmosphere

    Cons

    Not working for radio subscription department, but Connected Vehicle Services department for car companies like Mercedes Benz/Toyota/Lexus.
    Commission structure is terrible where you have to meet 85% of the month revenue to goal otherwise you get zero commission. There is no transparency as to what each rep makes to build competition. This is more of an hourly job, not sales driven commission type of job.
    Have to leave cellphones/purses in lockers, can't take it with you while working due to PCI compliance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your reps higher per hour or give them more incentives to make more money on commission. Generate reports to show them how they did commission wise and how they can improve to get more money. Care more for your employees when they bring stuff to your attention that something needs to change.



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