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XO Communications Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.6 159 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Chris Ancell

(12 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people that want to solve problems(in 18 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours, work-life balance, easy to get to location(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The idea of a lay off over your head every year even when upper management said there would be none(in 14 reviews)

  • No raises, limited or politically motivated employee recognition(in 7 reviews)

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    Great place to learn and grow

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsLots to do and plenty of opportunity to take on new challenges - as long as you make it happen for yourself.

    ConsLack of long term vision and strategy from the board can be frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue your communications improvement efforts. Help people to find meaning and purpose beyond financial metrics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has been eventfull

    Nation Repair Tech III (Current Employee) Saginaw, MI

    ProsPay is good for the area. The people on the tech level are great. Good product set in place. Next level support folks for the IP side know what they are doing. just a all around general ok place to work.

    ConsThe good ole' boys club at the local top

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone they know what needs to be changed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Vicious Circle - to make revenue we must RIF

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvery talented people but none of them are the ones promoted so the cycle continues

    Consbenefits are third world, RIF's are all they are good at but the worst is the cultural environment lacking support and vision. Management claims revenue success but only after RIFing great percentages of their staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop RIFing, get ride of management that drives departments by Excel spreadsheets and really focus on the customer as they preach. Start getting rid of the chiefs and stop getting rid of the talented Indians.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, interesting products, lots of potential.

    ConsLeadership out of touch, no raises, no promotions, no investment in employees, no growth. Lousy benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a direction and stick with it for more than a quarter! Invest in your people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork / life balance
    physical and personal assets
    tenured / motivated individuals

    Consexecution
    benefits
    work environment
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    It was great until they laid hundreds of employees off.

    Local Channel Manager (Current Employee) Southfield, MI

    ProsThe people I worked with were awesome

    ConsThey were very short staffed after the rif.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe only thing bad I can say is they were short staffed other than that it is a great companyto work for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great people to work with

    P&A Project Manager (Former Employee) Plano, TX

    Pros1, the people
    2. overall benefits
    3. freedome to do your job

    Cons1. Insurance could be much better

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the rank and file employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bang for the Buck!

    Manager (Current Employee) New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsEveryone performs to the greatest extent that is reasonably expect able based on the resources provided. The individuals who drive the business on the service level have held a synergistic relationship for over a decade and truly exhibit teamwork with an end goal in mind...

    Cons...however, it is the occasional lack of clarity and direction from the rotating "ivory tower" that proves to be the largest hurdle, handcuffing those whom take pride in their work and sometimes resulting in fire drills that are unfortunately self-imposed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company on the rise!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Herndon, VA

    ProsGreat people/talent! Flexible work schedule and telecomute day (a plus with the DMV) area. Always something new to learn.

    ConsEmployee engagement, some of the leadership team, benefits are weak, career pathing

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your talent before the leave for a company that values them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bottom of the barrel for tech jobs.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Beaverton, OR

    ProsFlexible work schedule.
    Ability to work from home.

    ConsHorrible benefits
    No freedom for implementing solutions
    micro managed until your socks fall off
    No incentive to stay
    No raises
    No potential for advancement or career change

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart leveraging the people's skills and offer some type of incentives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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