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Products have great potential to make a social impact, the executive team lacks the skills to lead successfully

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

I have been working at XAP

Pros

The work is very rewarding and the people you work with for the most part are young and great to deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Cons

The leadership is myopic, poorly prepared to lead and is more often reactive than proactive

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time to hire a new CEO and start over or move down to Southern California and do the real work necessary to make this company everything it is supposed to be!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for XAP

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Admirable mission: Provide tools and information to help people choose a rewarding career and a college/university.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at XAP

    Pros

    A large percentage of the employees are kind, interesting, engaging, smart people of good character. Your role will not be limited to the "traditional" tasks associated with your job title - you will have the opportunity (necessity) to reach beyond those and contribute in other areas also.

    Cons

    You will not be rewarded or even acknowleged for exceptional performance. Management has been in total chaos for at least 5 years and remains so today. They do not have a plan - nor do they communicate decisions effectively to employees. There is no accountability at the Executive level - instead, their responsibilities are pushed down to the middle managers without commensurate authority to make decisions or produce outcomes. Getting a policy decision that is comprehensible is impossible. Senior Management will not remove barriers to progress, nor attend to the fundamentals necessary to enable middle and lower level employees to achieve good outcomes. Management will violate your trust, as was done with the December 2009 and June 2010 bonuses, which were not paid - and there was no communication of this intent by management until they were already overdue. The executive team simply does not respect employees, nor any contract that is signed. Getting management to deliver what has been promised in a contract with a customer is nearly impossible, so you will always be stuck between an exasperated and hostile customer and an incompetent, irresponsible Executive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new vocation. Your inexperience, cronyism, inadequate self-discipline, failure to plan, and woefully inadequate idea of what communication is have destroyed what could be a fantastic organization and an admirable business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A horrible place to work if you value yourself.

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    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Kelowna, BC (Canada)

    I worked at XAP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros? Really? You must be joking!!

    Cons

    A lot of slackers work at this company 90%) and they smooch off of the few that work hard and keep the company floating. Fire the slackers please and change the Management.. The new management is worse than the old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the board. They have no clue how to run a business or whom to hire to run it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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