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Updated Apr 2, 2018

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XM Satellite Radio Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Sirius XM Radio Inc. Mel Karmazin  (no image)
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3 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    It was a fun place to work, where you felt like your home life was valued.

    May 16, 2011 - Senior Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, open door-policy with management, ability to work from home, convenienet to metro, shuttle buses provided to and from train station, in-house concerts, free subscription to satellite radio; room for nursing moms

    Cons

    Merge caused lack of company morale, budget contraints and insecurity regarding job stability; lack of communication surrounding merger lead to lack of trust in management

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Producer

    Jul 7, 2016 - Senior Producer in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Colleagues and experience. That is about it.

    Cons

    management, salary, flexible schedule, feedback, team work

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  3. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    A good internship and learning experience

    Feb 24, 2014 - Internal Tech Support in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Diverse staff with a dynamic office. I was doing internal tech support and was able to work a lot on some big installation projects for the studios and was trusted with a lot.

    Cons

    The NY office is split between a few locations and I often found myself needing to be in several places in a short period of time even though they were a few blocks away from each other.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    great internship with lots of opty

    Feb 28, 2014 - Finance Intern in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    The company lets you really challenge your self and find ways to expand your horizon

    Cons

    lack of work as an intern at times which lead to dead ends

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Culture, non existing opportunities for women in tech

    Nov 12, 2013 - Technical in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    - cafe in dc office - trips to nyc - free performances - being around the music - stock options - issued in the leu of bonus

    Cons

    - unfair rules where some employees can telecommute while others are required to be in the office even if both are performing the same duties - no advancement for women. one can be in the same job for years and not get a promotion, while men tend ot get ahead much sooner - small salary adjustments, and rarely a bonus - no learning opportunities, no training

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Working Hard Pays Off

    Jun 14, 2012 - Semior Manager, Marketing Strategy in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    A place looking for good, hard working, smart people who can add value. It was a great place if you're self-motivated and find areas of improvement that you would like to work on. Great for entrepreneurial spirits!

    Cons

    Not very sophisticated or advanced relative to competition and forward thinking.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Lost potential

    Jun 23, 2010 - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
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    Pros

    Flashy Brand (at least it was), Great for resume, generated interest needed to get in the door to other employers, good cross between tech/manufacturing, retail, and media.

    Cons

    Company was split between products vs. media content, and could never make up its mind. Result- little synergies. Also had no structure for developing bench, proper resource allocation for projects, and no pervasive mgmt ethos. Messy financials=empty promises. Unless you can use it for your resume in a media/marketing field- have an exit strategy upon entering.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Understaffed and undermanned

    May 13, 2010 - Vice President in New Hill, NC
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    Pros

    Dynamic environment. Programming team was great, especially music programming

    Cons

    Senior leadership didnt listen to top strategic partners. Very arrogant

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Good while it lasted.

    Apr 26, 2010 - Vice President in Holly Springs, NC
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    Pros

    Good company in the beginning. Exciting new technology and growing future.

    Cons

    Short-sighted management who made decisions based more on "gut feelings" and personal competitiveness with Sirius Management.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    This was such a great place to work

    Oct 1, 2008 - Producer in Charlotte, NC
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    Pros

    Although this company was recently merged into Sirius Satellite Radio, this was a fantastic place to work. I always felt supported by senior management and was encouraged to learn, grow and try new ideas and launch new projects. It was a supportive, creative, but sometimes tough environment to work in. We got lots of feedback and the review process was actually something that managers took seriously. Senior management was accessible and definitely practiced a "open door" policy at all times. All in all, I have to say that I really loved working at XM Satellite Radio. It's too bad that it was merged into Sirius.

    Cons

    Long hours and some behind the scenes sniping. When we were launching new projects -- like anywhere else, I'm sure -- we could have incredible stressful evenings of putting projects together. These were often disorganized, but some liked to use the words "controlled chaos" to describe it. As the company's business prospects soured during the past few years, and a lot of new managers were brought in from the outside, the attitude of the place definitely went south. There were some key hires, I believe, that were mishires in programming. But the big mistakes were made in the financial management of this company, which is why it was puchased by Sirius Satellite Radio.

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