XO Communications Interview Questions

Updated Jun 4, 2015
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    Project Manager IV Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at XO Communications.

    Interview

    I first had a phone interview with the hiring manager that lasted 30 minutes. I made it to the second interview. I received an email for an interview at 8pm at night. The interview was for 10am the next morning. The interview lasted 2 hours. I interviewed with 2 employees for about an hour and a half then I had an interview with the manager. No one from HR or XO bothered to call me afterwards to provide any feed back. Nothing, never knew if I got the job or not, never even RECIEVED an email thanking me for interviewing. Extremely inconsiderate.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle stress? How do you manage competing priorities?   Answer Question
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    College Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    i had the phone interview about 20 minutes with HR and she was really nice and asked some basic question on my resume. After 2 days, she sent me onsite interview invitation with manager. The onsite interview last about 30 minutes and mostly manager talk more about the content of the internship and asked my school project, my interest as well as how well i know the company

    Interview Questions

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    Accountant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at XO Communications in December 2014.

    Interview

    Spoke with Chandra Green on a phone interview after applying online for the position. The interview was very standard. She tells you alittle about the company and then asks you to tell her about yourself. The questions to expect are why do you want to work here?,what qualifies you for the position? You will be asked about salary requirements at the end before coming in for a face to face interview.

    Reasons for Declining

    Could not meet minimum salary requirements so did not continue with the process. Their range is $45k-$50k

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    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I had an initial interview on the phone. I was then requested to come to their offices in Northern Virginia for an in person interview. I met with managers that I might support. The interviews went well, but they chose a local candidate, rather than me as I would have had to establish temporary living arrangements.

    Interview Questions

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    Field Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pennsauken, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at XO Communications (Pennsauken, NJ).

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I got a higher salary than I asked for and asked for less than hoped to get.

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    Any Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at XO Communications.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I worked for them as a contractor previously so they knew me.

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    Software Engineer IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone screening and Extensive technical interview performed.

    Interview Questions

    • Had to solve a couple of day to day basis programming problems.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    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

    There was a little room to negotiate based on experience and fair market value

  10. Helpful (3)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at XO Communications (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    The hiring process for this company is a joke!

    You first go through a phone interview then several face to face interviews. The first manager I interviewed with and whose team had the opening, was great! Very detailed, direct about the prospecting and cold calling involved with the role. Discussed the perseverance and acumen it takes for one to succeed. He was also very motivating. I felt great about the opportunity.
    The next phase of the process was meeting with other Sales Managers who asked me questions I am positive they are not allowed to ask for legality reasons, but also seemed he could really care less to be truly interested in what I have to say. It seemed to me he had already made up his mind in the first 10 seconds of meeting me. Not much more can be said for my last interview with the Director of Sales who actually seemed irritated to be interviewing me. They have you interview with other account managers. All in all you may go through 5 interviews and a phone interview for an account manager position? I guess if someone has no other prospects then it is not an issue. I was very interested in XO as a company and after my first meeting with the first sales manager, I put up with the process. I will not be selecting XO as an employer and do not recommend them.

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