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Laid back, low stress work place

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Laid back, low stress work place

Cons

not too competitive, or profitable, hence no growth for employees

Advice to Management

Nothing Management can do, there is no direct relation to performance and funding. The funding comes from a different power.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Expected much, rewarded very little, upper management does not now how to run a telecom company

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    Former Employee - Central Office Technician
    Former Employee - Central Office Technician

    I worked at XO Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, cutting edge technology, endless potential

    Cons

    Lay-offs, all the wrong people. That's why the company continues to have quarterly lay-offs, because the hold on to those who should be let go, and lay-off their valuable assets.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue to what's important to the consumers of your products, and cut the waste at the upper management level.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Overall, disappointing

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XO Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EBITDA positive of late (1st year ever positive last year); wide set of pretty good products; can work from home if supervisor allows.

    Cons

    Health benefits are below average; struggling in a too-crowded field of competitors; too much micromanaging.

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of talent at the middle and lower layers of this company. You need to reward them ($) appropriately as they're the ones who are righting the ship.

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