XO Group

www.xogroupinc.com
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7 people found this helpful  

Knot sure what's going on

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at XO Group

Pros

The underlings are smart, fun, creative, and will work tirelessly.

Cons

Communication is very bad. Those that have been given power are automatically seen as gods and can never do wrong. Tech dev is offshore and lagged behind for a while. Fears of losing their edge as they grow, this seems to be coming true. Board of Directors has been asking for something creative for years and all management could come up with was layoffs to satisfy stock holders instead of building or doing something really creative. This despite their continual mantra about having no debt and $100M+ in the bank. Place is becoming "corporate" and not in a good way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't forget your roots. The Knot rose by being edgy along with creativity and respect for their employee's ideas. These days too few hold the ear of the decision makers. Knot has the money, stop spending it on overpriced officers and managers. Have the guts to take a chance and build something or look to Modern Bride for the outcome. As others have written here, beware some are only out for their own butt.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A tough grind

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at XO Group

    Pros

    Good brand recognition of the company, great marketing materials

    Cons

    Need better training upfront, no work/life balance, crazy sales goals in a down economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Touchbase with sales before they burn out there was alot of turnover in only a few months

    Doesn't Recommend
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    The only thing constant is change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XO Group

    Pros

    Great CEO and senior management team. Bright, smart, and fun bunch to work with. They have no hang up's about being senior management and treat people with equality. Lots of energized people and enthusiastic about the wedding industry working in that office.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing global expansion. Hit some bumps but now on it's way to getting better

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