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Over promised under delivered

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

Pros

Xerox provides excellent benefits, medical, dental, vision, 401K, affiliate programs for employee discounts. The Xerox brand is recognized world wide. Entry-level positions are given decent salaries with some opportunity for internal promotion.

Cons

Expenses are scrutinized to the penny, cell phone bills are reveiwed for personal usage, meals are not reimbursed when making sales calls within 50 miles of your home - you are expected to drive home for lunch.

Xerox discriminates against women paying men $10-25K annually more for the same job with the same title. These same women have out-performed the men in these positions. Xerox has several EEOC lawsuits and investigations for Title 7 discrimation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Paying women less than men for performing the same job is demoralizing to the whole team. It will cost you your best performers.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Lots of opportunity and growing market

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Going through a transition from hardward centric to business process management and there are some great synergies between these directions. HUge opportunities to integrate people and processes that were acquired into mainstream Xerox.

    Cons

    CEO (Ursula Burns) was recently rating the most hated CEO in AMerica. She shorten vacations, stopped raises, lowered bonuses, and dramtically cut the health care benefits. Employee moral is not great becuase of this, but company seems to have potential so most people are hanging in there for now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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