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XO Communications Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
31 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
  2.  

    Technology Managemnt Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at XO Communications in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I impressed the interviewer and he was a friend, position was mine before the interview. Did you really think otherwise? once interview I received offer, started two weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • I was a friend, position was mine before the interview. Did you really think otherwise? once interview I received offer, started two weeks later.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Central Office Technician Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at XO Communications in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Based in large part on attitude over aptitude. They already have many tenured folks on staff, but they need trainable people who can work together and get along. Have the right attitude, willingness to go the extra mile, positive can do attitude. Must have telecom and some facility experience as you will be required to on top of industry eqpt and maintain the sites.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you structure your day when you have projects going on and trouble tickets to work?
      Are you able to be on call?
      describe a situation in which you did not have all the facts or knowledge to complete a task/install, but were asked to complete it anyway?
      describe a situation in which you were confronted with an angry customer, what steps did you take to calm them down or resolve the conflict?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no room for negotiations. you either take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Nation Repair Tech III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lone Tree, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lone Tree, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at XO Communications in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was relatively easy with some detailed Technical questions

    Interview Questions
    • what are specific sip trunking codes and what do they mean   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiation's on salary
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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