XO Communications

  www.xo.com
  www.xo.com

XO Communications Interview Questions

20 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

61%
33%
5%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

21%
12%
6%

Interview Difficulty

2.4
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

20 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Field Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pennsauken, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pennsauken, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at XO Communications.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by the manager of the XO office located in Pennsauken NJ. She was anxious to hire an experienced Telecom Tech which I was. It was a friendly experience and I was confident I would be hired because I was recommended by someone who had a daily contact with one of XO's techs.

    Interview Questions
    • was I ever convicted of a crime or ever have my driving privileges revoked   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I got a higher salary than I asked for and asked for less than hoped to get.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Any Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at XO Communications.

    Interview Details

    XO is not hiring. The best chance is to try to be an intern.

    Interview Questions
    • They are sincerely very into being a highly ethical company. Expect to be given a scenario that poses a tough ethical situation.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I worked for them as a contractor previously so they knew me.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  3.  

    Software Engineer IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at XO Communications in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening and Extensive technical interview performed.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to solve a couple of day to day basis programming problems.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    While the hiring process at XO might seem to drag out at times, that changes once you obtain an interview with the hiring manager. They will ask probing questions regarding your experience, long/short term goals, your strongest assets, why you want to work there, and what you consider to be your weakest skill/quality. Then depending on the position, you could be asked specific questions to determine if you have the skills required for the position

    Interview Questions
    • There was only one unexpected question in regards to etiquette while working in a "cube" environment   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was a little room to negotiate based on experience and fair market value
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at XO Communications.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was one day; came in and met with three members of the team, including the hiring manager. They introduced me to folks in the office and were very open about the pros and cons of working here.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult; the hiring manager was very straight forward. She took alot of notes, which I liked. Showed she was interested.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate, mostly because I had been laid off for 8 months. I didn't want to ruin my chances. However, the recruiter had told me the salary range for this job, and the offer came in at the top end of the range. I was happy, so I took it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at XO Communications in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Face-to-Face

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had to deal with a difficult employee and/or project team member? If so, how did you deal with that individual?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Pleasant. However, I asked for more then the offered 3% and was told this was the most they could offer, given current business conditions.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at XO Communications in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very straightforward, my boss did most of the talking.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You can take the job if you want it...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at XO Communications in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    4 step process consisting of phone interview and two in person meetings as well as a selection meeting.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Took what was offered - entry level role with no wiggle room in salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at XO Communications in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Several step process to meet with hiring manager, Human resources, peers and potentially with the team. Must submit online profile as well and standard background and drug screen checks. Background in Technology is a must and like most interviews, too many 2-3 year jobs will reflect poorly as telecom has seen a lot of rotating chairs. GM position should require managing 5-8 managers, and value for knowing both direct and indirect channels.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    minimal... was given a number and no wiggle
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at XO Communications in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty simple. The SE manager and a sales manager were both past colleagues of mine so that made the interviewing pretty straight-forward. The interviewing process was not too long or hard it was the internal processes at their end that later held everything up. Some delays with getting the job req approved and filled. Biggest issue came later when they did a bait and switch and offered me a lower graded position (and lower salary) than was originally talked about. I accepted eventually because I hoped it would be a good place to be. But then the manager that hired me resigned during my second day on the job.

    Interview Questions
    • SE manager just asked me to describe how I would design a particular WAN solution. But the scenario was not a common one someone would run into and he had a specific type of design answer he was looking for that was a bit odd. So it was hard to answer it the way he wanted it to be answered.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiations were not good. They said they could not offer more and basically told me to take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

Work at XO Communications? Share Your Experiences

XO Communications

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.