Xi3

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Xi3 Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
18 Reviews
2.3
18 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Spicy and Exciting Challenges!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Xi3

    Pros

    Creative management style -- combines a lot of room for independent action and personal growth with loyalty and accountability. Hard work is noticed and rewarded. Coworkers are great and work environment is very laid back with great perks. Products are innovative and exciting. Client base is genuinely motivated to buy.

    Cons

    Strategic changes in business directions can sometimes catch employees off guard. Being in the tech industry means a lot of fast paced changes and sometimes we are caught in the lurch between conflicting goals. Some managers fail to get the message and miscommunicate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to communicate decisions clearly down to the front lines and keep the message simple and straightforward. Sometimes it can be confusing with multiple versions of the message and the strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Take a chance and be noticed -- Small company with great potential

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    Former Employee - Lead Gen Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lead Gen Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Xi3 part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and fast moving. Loyalty is rewarded. Take the initiative and you can be noticed.

    Cons

    Location is tricky (downtown) if you need to carpool or pay for parking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Lead generation specialist review

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    Former Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Xi3 part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people, small company with potential

    Cons

    Cold calling although it helps build a skill set not all people have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to deliver a quality product

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic and depressing work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xi3

    Pros

    Nice building but that's it

    Cons

    Bad management with horrible business practices. the CEO is just as bad as all the reviews say he is. If the company is around for another year I would be very surprised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the CEO out and stop lying to employees, customers, vendors and everyone you come into contact with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Xi3

    Pros

    Co workers are great to work with

    Cons

    Upper management is absolutely horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as they should be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wish there was an option for ZERO stars

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Xi3 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great location downtown SLC. Tons of restaurants within walking distance.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. No upward movement within this company. CEO loves to hire people and lay them off. Constant revolving door of new employees, and he wonders why his business is failing. After 3 years of blaming the sales staff, he may want to point the finger at himself. Just a suggestion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of your own way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great experience for the committed salesperson

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    Former Employee - Technology Solutions Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Technology Solutions Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Xi3 as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is great--fun and challenging sales floor with a lot of energy. Play hard and work hard. Products are innovative and exciting to potential clients. CEO Jason Sullivan comes up with amazing ideas and implements them--clients love the new product lines that come out.

    Cons

    This is not a sales position for someone who isn't self-motivated. Leads are sometimes provided, but self-prospecting and mushrooming accounts are expected. Training is adequate, but you are expected to review product specs and understand them even if you aren't a techie--you are selling to CIOs and technology buyers who will understand these products better than you so be prepared. If you aren't a self-starter you aren't going to make it; no one is going to hold your hand. Pay is lower than might be expected for a comparable position, and you are responsible for parking. Compensation potential is there, but requires high volume sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and listen to middle managers who work with the sales floor. They have their fingers on the pulse of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Commitment, hard work & loyalty are rewarded at Xi3

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    Current Employee - Premier Partner Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Premier Partner Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Xi3 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant minds have often been misunderstood, and Xi3’s CEO Jason Sullivan is no exception. Jason is a true technology visionary who sees the future of technology long before the market even knows what it wants or needs. You certainly can’t fully grasp Jason’s vision during a single session with him—it unfolds over time with repeated exposure to his ever-expanding thinking. With our CEO’s visionary leadership, I’m confident the future is very bright at Xi3. While some may say our CEO and his management team don’t care about their employees, my experience has been completely the opposite. I joined Xi3 grateful for the opportunity I was given to come in, work hard, demonstrate my loyalty and prove my value to the company. Because of the “investment” I made in Xi3, Jason Sullivan has reciprocated by taking a personal interest in my wellbeing, helping me climb out of a deep financial hole in a way that few, if any other employers would even dream of doing. Because of the dedication I’ve demonstrated and the trust I’ve developed during my nearly three years with Xi3, the management team has recently placed me in a very exciting and unique position working full-time on-site at one of our key accounts. I am proof-positive that dreams can and do come true at Xi3 for those who fully commit themselves to the company.

    Cons

    If you want a lot of hand-holding or need constant direction, you won’t thrive in this environment—Xi3 rewards highly motivated, self-starters who make things happen. If you have an entitlement attitude you will be sorely disappointed—Xi3 retains and recognizes those who are grateful for the opportunity they’ve been given and make the most of it. If you’re looking for a get-rich-quick opportunity with little effort on your part, you’ve come to the wrong company—Xi3 is on a long-term journey to the top of the computing world where the big picture can be pretty spectacular for those Xi3 employees willing to work to make it to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. Don’t listen to the naysayers. As Albert Einstein said: “Brilliant spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Great start up, when they hire me back on we will all be rich!

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    Former Employee - Technology Solutions Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Technology Solutions Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Xi3 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation wasn't high at first but the owner and CEO was willing to offer large commission bonuses for hardworking employees. I loved my sales manager, and the HR guy they were incredibly driven, motivational, and hardworking men who I admire and look up to.

    Cons

    The only difficulty came from a lack of experience company wide, and I don't blame anybody, for this, however, I didn't feel like I received the necessary training at first, however, I did feel like it motivated me to learn on my own the company inside and out, because I had to research and question everything on my own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me back on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, terrible everything else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xi3 full-time

    Pros

    I met some of the best people while working there

    Cons

    Terrible decision making by executives and upper management. You live in constant fear of losing your job without cause because you see it happen every day. The product is cool, but not well engineered and is too expensive to produce and still have a margin, so the revenue is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your employees. You get better productivity out of happy employees. Let your talented middle management make decisions and stop micro managing. Stop lying to everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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