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Lot's of Change, Energizing

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Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY

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

Pros

Fun and laid back work environment.
Great office space and optimal location for commuting from anywhere in the city.
I made lots of life long friends.
The frequent change of the organization opened up opportunities I wouldn't have got elsewhere.

Cons

Mostly a young employee base.
Super fast paced.
They should give employees a greater discount at the knot shop!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. Get down in the tranches and listen to the little guys.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Nasty environment, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at XO Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is basically competitive with comparable firms, but it's not worth all the managerial incompetence you will experience here.

    Cons

    This company is staffed with a lot of very unhappy people creating a product that no one should be paying for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I tried offering feedback to management for many years, they weren't listening then, they won't listen now. It's really questionable how long The Knot can last with these levels of irrational favoritism and bitter politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Get ready for CHANGE-- and some more CHANGE. Gotta like change!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at XO Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great Parties, Department building activities, nice people
    - Good benefits and now super wonderful maternity leave benefits. (finally..!)
    - This company loves CHANGE-- (yes in all caps!) I think its amazing! CEO is very inspirational and is great about letting the entire company know what the future will hold.

    Cons

    If your not in the New York office-- your job is not considered as important as their's even if you do exactly the same thing as they do. It seems that the NY office has a really high-turn over.. makes it difficult to work with a new person every 2 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wished that some of the management would get on board with the CEO-- some of them do not like change. I think that the review process should be taken more seriously. Some management don't care weither you actually want to build your career.. they are just there to collect a pay check and they think you should be that way too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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