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Senior Management Team is Dysfunctional and Incompetent

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Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Rochester, NY
Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Rochester, NY

I have been working at Xerox full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

Some work life balance. Great co-workers.

Cons

The outsourcing strategy is a bust, plain and simple. The agreement with HCL (engineered by Wim Appelo and Charlie Gardiner) has already cost Xerox millions of dollars in lost revenue as their engineers are not capable of doing R&D work. The damage has been done as too many critical resources have left the company. Xerox is now below critical mass on the product development side. It's HCL or bust and it looks like it's going to be bust because they supply Xerox with junior engineers who do not posess the skill necessary to do product development.

Advice to Management

Advice to the board: Your senior management team is dysfunctional from Ursula Burns all the way down to the division Presidents. Time to have some accountability discussions and consider cleaning house. At at time when other US companies are discovering that outsourcing doesn't work, Xerox is escalating its efforts to do even more. Product development will be a thing of that past in less than 2 years. The senior management team knows that bad decisions have been made but are incapabile of dealing with the realities of it. Total heads in the sand on product development.

Additional advice to the board: The next CEO should have a clue about innovation. Innovation is the only way out of the current decline we're seeing in pages printed. Xerox needs to re-invent itself on the product development side, not cripple the R&D budgets with spending cuts and an outsourcing strategy that has no chance of working. Sure, pursue a healthy Services Business, but don't give up on Technology. You have to have products and an strong engineering department or else you've got nothing to sell. Xerox engineering, under Mark Enzien and Rick Dastin, has seen the most pathetic environment for innovation in the history of the Fortune 100.

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  1. Great benefits, Too many reorganizations, Great sales training

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    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Xerox full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Empowered to make decisions, Good feedback system, Mentoring is encouraged, Strong brand, World class technology portfolio

    Cons

    Complex organization structure, Too many physical locations, Image is a challenge, Legacy is over

    Advice to Management

    Technology commercialization needs to be a key priority, Inorganic growth with smaller acquisitions


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    Save yourself the hassle and don't work here

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilsonville, OR

    I have been working at Xerox full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, laid back attitude, peers can be good people, free internet, beautiful site location in wilsonville oregon, air conditioning in summer, heating in winter

    Cons

    Every year it gets worse and worse, morale is at an all time low. 10 years ago it was a good place to work and people were excited to come to work and deliver new products. Now I get depressed as soon as I walk inside the door. A lot of top quality people have left on their own because no one feels like the company is on the right course. It's like the Titanic and Ursula Burns was the iceberg.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking for a new job, this company can't last.... It's a shame that the outsourcing had to happen and the employees that are left have witnessed how that went for our coworkers. We know employees are not valued here. We know about Xerox loyalty or lack thereof.


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