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OXO Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
6 Reviews
3.3
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, fun office

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at OXO

    Pros

    Employees are smart, friendly, and willing to help. The office is divided into small teams that work closely, but the office layout and atmosphere encourages employees to walk across the office and ask a question, rather than pick up the phone and call them.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a high turnover rate while I was there. A number of employees left to pursue different careers and other job opportunities. It makes you wonder why they do not want to stay.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at OXO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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    Pay
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    Cons

    Work
    Life
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome culture, not so great salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OXO full-time

    Pros

    This is an awesome place to work. The people are as great as the products, and you get to make cool things to transform how people interact with products in their homes. There's a reason people stay here as long as they do.

    Cons

    low salary with little room for negotiation, lack of opportunities to advance beyond Senior Manager level due to size of company, low turnover, and growth trajectory

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  5.  

    Depends on the team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture, relaxed environment, intelligent and fun people to work with, fantastic products.

    Cons

    The culture varies team to team and so do the rules. Some teams have a wonderful, almost a family vibe, and other ones are impersonal and negative.

    The company has grown too quickly to maintain the family-like environment. At this size it is important to have processes and policies in place, and it is impossible to continue being quirky and cute. The company is trying to do both and it's painful to watch.

    Senior management has been with the company for 20 years and is there for life. It is not motivating to see that senior employees can do no wrong and professional advancement is limited. Leadership in general is questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen leadership and create a more coherent environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible communication from upper management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at OXO full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, productive work environment,

    Cons

    Poor communication between different departments, HR manager needs to work on communicating better with entry level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OXO is too good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at OXO full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture,
    Great People,
    Great Learning

    Cons

    It's boring working on different skus of the same product year after year.
    Contributions are hard to evaluate. And so people are often not rewarded when they make a great contribution, while others are rewarded greatly for things like personality.
    New Process implementations are hurting the culture, innovation, schedules, and profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign different skus of the same product to different people. This spreads the learning out, which can be redundant, but that is the point. So if anyone leaves, then there is a safety net. Plus it gives people more variety and keeps them interested, and allows more freshness in their ideas to innovate.

    Evaluate contributions more concretely, such as dollars of sales, or delays.

    Go back to the free atmosphere that used to be before their was a lot of process put in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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