XOS Digital

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Between a rock and another rock

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great office location in Orlando. Sports fans will enjoy working here. Great place for career movers and young professionals looking to make a name for themselves or cut their teeth in an exciting industry. The field of opportunity is wide open. If you stay long enough your boss WILL be laid off and you will receive more responsibilities and experience.

    Cons

    The company sunk a LOT of money into building a class A office space in downtown Orlando, meant to house over 100 employees. Management then proceeded to lay off more than 1/3 of the employees destined to work at this office, most of whom had already moved/signed leases in a high-rent urban area. They paid rent on unused space for more than a year until finally subletting most of the space to another company. This is the type of decision making you have to look forward to.

    The company is severely delinquent on royalty payments and owes money to countless vendors. The current leadership team has absolutely ZERO regard for your livelihood and will cut your job in a heartbeat if it will help them pay a bill. Your duties and responsibilities will be absorbed by the person under you who will receive neither increased compensation nor change in title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CFO should be fired and probably investigated. If the company must move in a new direction, someone needs to step up and take it there. Don't explain cutbacks and layoffs by a need to "redefine focus" and then fail to provide any semblance of new focus. The new CEO is promising but he must relocate to Orlando if he wants to connect with the team that needs guidance the most. Consider consolidating Boston/Orlando into one office. Do just ONE thing right and reward those employees that are loyal enough to still work there after all that has happened in 2013

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not to be trusted in regards to payments

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

    I worked at XOS Digital as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They talk a great game and it all sounds very good.

    Cons

    Hard to reach, they do not provide all the necessary documentation, tools and points of contact to properly complete the job. Each time payment was due there was an excuse as to why the full amount wasn't available for one reason or another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees and staff. Don't use them and then throw them away like yesterdays trash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best burrito you have ever had, immediately followed by a punch in the eye.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Started Low, Ended As Department Manager
    Former Employee - Started Low, Ended As Department Manager

    I worked at XOS Digital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sports! Football! You are literally making product you see in national TV, internet. You get to live and work with a bunch of people who are just joyful to be around a vibrant, competitive culture.

    If you get in a good spot, catch someones eye at the right time and level, you can get thrown promotions left and right.

    Super flexible, can't believe how i was never fired.

    Cons

    If you don't catch an eye, you can work the same job for 5 years and never get a review, bonus or raise... really. NOTHING. I got promoted to my boss' position and they refused to give me more money. Ridiculous. Even moved for the job.

    Upper management changes often enough that they can't be very emotionally invested in the product or the company.(buyers and sellers, like flipping houses)

    Unfortunately, business, corporate culture, employee morale have all been slowly, slowly dying over the past 2-3 years(coincidence with Tom Knapp arrival... NO)

    Management never speaks to employees, don't know what they do, don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Dan Aton, Knapp, McCleary and the others. Listen to your employees, most of them have been here for longer than you have anyway. And, at least learn their names.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid off 30+ workers 2 weeks before Christmas.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worker in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Worker in Lake Mary, FL

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

    Pros

    It looks like their flagship sideline product keeps them afloat.

    Cons

    On-call hours, cranky irrational clients who think they literally own you.

    XOS acquired a lease in downtown Orlando for a large amount of office space and spent money renovating. A few weeks before the move-in they could barely pay their bills and payroll, then laid-off 30+ employees. Management has their hands full in finding new sources of technology and revenue to grow the business from previous years but is severely lost in the dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to retire or jump ship. This company doesn't have the management or direction to be a technology company, not to mention actually innovate new tech.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Avoid at all costs unless you like job insecurity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at XOS Digital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This has the potential to be an innovative company from a product standpoint. They are trying to change the way sports organizations do everything from front office to back office to on the field. The company has a lot of potential if it weren't for existing management. They are even moving into a nice new office downtown Orlando.

    Cons

    There are more than a few cons, but to name a few: There is ZERO communication between management and the workforce. They just laid off about a quarter of the entire staff and all but killed the Digital Media division which was just started a few years ago. The rest of the staff who remain now have one foot out the door, frantically trying to find a better job. We're all bracing for more and more layoffs to come until there is nothing left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO has absolutely no idea what he's doing (evidenced by changing the company "vision" 3 times in 4 years) and even though the company is headed for the rocks, the Board of Directors is letting him go full steam ahead. Focus on something, instead of trying to be everything to everyone. Unfortunately, nothing will change while the current CEO is still in place, he must go if this company is to be saved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place if you are willing to put in the time and effort

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at XOS Digital

    Pros

    Good people
    Interesting work
    Major sports teams are clients
    Close connection to sports

    Cons

    Lot to learn
    Busy season is incredibly busy

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work in the sports market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at XOS Digital

    Pros

    new technology is exciting to implement

    Cons

    remote locations make communication difficult

    Recommends

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