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Hate the job, but like the company

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Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Account Executive in Herndon, VA

I have been working at XO Communications full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great corporate culture, lots of communication between upper management and staff, etc.

Cons

Company has a shady past

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to be transparent and honest

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for XO Communications

  1.  

    Great company but watch out for the lay-offs!

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    Former Employee - Pricing Manager  in  Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Pricing Manager in Sandy, UT

    I worked at XO Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Managers give you enough space to figure things out on your own. Ability to telecommute on occasion is also a perk. All the employees I dealt with were very hospitable and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Benefits are severely lacking. There are some politics involved with certain employees getting more of the benefit of the doubt than others. LAY-OFFS! When they weren't laying people off there was always a rumor or a threat of lay-offs. There is a pay increase freeze as well - no hope for a raise anytime soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the pay raise freeze - Reward employees for their hard work and not who they are

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    XO hired me three separate times.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at XO Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for; employees were good to excellent. Engineering staff extremely supportive of sales people. Company hired me in 1998, 2003 and 2007. Benefits were above average.

    Cons

    In 1998 my sales manager was horrible; in 2003 my sales manager was excellent being supportive, helpful and in the office or reachable; last manager in 2007 through 2008 was never there for new sales people and split daily by 3 PM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit making mass hiring decisions only to turn around with six month laying 75% of the new hires off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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