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X by 2 Overview

Farmington Hills, MI
1 to 50 employees
1998
Subsidiary or Business Segment
IT Services
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
For over 20 years, X by 2 has worked with industry leaders in healthcare and insurance, providing high-impact strategy and implementation services. A seasoned team of consultants, we help clients transform their business with innovative strategies and agile solutions that drive ... Read more

X by 2 – Why Work With Us?


What does X by 2 Mean?  

We don’t do things by halves. To be part of X by 2 is to push boundaries and break new ground with a constant focus on the exceptional. And it’s all in our name. We take every expectation, every vision of what’s possible... and then times it by two. X by 2.

That’s where we begin. It’s our starting block. From this place, we grow and thrive; we discover just how far we can take it. And that’s when the fun really begins.

 

Exceeding Every Expectation.

Ours is a culture formed by an elite group of problem solvers and creative thinkers, whose talents hold technical skill and business savvy in equal measure. To work at X by 2 is to lock into an environment that empowers the individual, that encourages leaders to emerge, new voices to be heard and teams to flourish in dynamic collaboration. Our team hits the perfect mix of pragmatism and creativity to get the job done with uncompromising standards. We relentlessly advocate for our clients. We deliver impact that lasts.

At the heart of X by 2 are foundational beliefs that guide everything we do. It’s the “secret sauce” that makes us different.

EXCELLENCE 
We live for the exceptional. It fills every project with limitless potential. Our uncompromising standards mean we settle for nothing but the best.  

RESPONSIBILITY 
True success is built on foundations that last. We implement open and honest client partnership to achieve goals through reliability and dedication. 

HUMILITY 
Developing as a company is vital. We embrace new ideas that challenge our practice. We listen to our clients. We evolve with every project. 

What makes X by 2 different?
Solving complex problems and successfully leading project delivery requires exceptionally talented people. We’re very selective about the consultants that we hire and invest in their long-term success. 

Work/Life Balance
We do everything we can to promote and assist you in maintaining a healthy work/life balance. A professionally sustainable and fulfilling career is the goal for all our people. We are constantly innovating to create an environment that offers flexibility and accommodation to your changing life.

Succeed and Grow
Thrive in a culture that takes pride in developing and empowering people. Enhance your skills through peer to peer knowledge sharing with experienced consultants at all levels. Plus, grow your own way with a self-development program that offers you freedom to pursue your own profossional interests in a way that best suites you!  

The Best for the Best

At X by 2 we seek out those who not only visualize the extraordinary, but have the drive and dedication to make it happen. As part of our commitment to building the greatest possible company culture, we reward and support every employee with not only the standard benefit package including health coverage, 401(k) plan with company match, and paid time off with unlimited sick days - but also some unique perks to really exceed expectations. 

Professional Development

We enable our employees to pursue their passions and expand their horizons by covering the cost of developmental resources such as online certifications, conference fees, books and more. Employees are given total freedom in this pursuit because we know that inspired people make amazing things happen.

Dress for Success Program

The better you look, the better you feel. That’s why we give employees money each year to spend on professional dress clothes. We ensure our team looks and feels confident from the first greeting to the closing handshake.

Extra Benefits

X by 2 offers all the standard benefits to employees including full health, vision and dental insurance. On top of this, we provide unique benefits such as pet insurance, pharmacy discounts and Teladoc options. We want everyone on our team, even their furry friends, to be healthy and taken care of.

Wellness Program

We care for our team both in and out of the office and understand the connection between physical wellness and mental health. That’s why we cover wellness-related expenses – anything from gym memberships and sports league to equipment like running shoes and bikes. Score!

X by 2 Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
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    I worked at X by 2 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I must say, after leaving X by 2 for slightly more income, I can really see and believe the saying “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” There were a lot of things I took for granted at X by 2 that I wish I had not. Simple things like the president Dave Packer caring to get to know me as a person and making a genuine effort to. At my new company the company owner is five doors down from my office and has never even bothered to introduce himself to me.
    I don’t think he’s exchanged a single word with me in the nearly two months I’ve been there but has walked passed me with a rushed hello maybe once. It was also nice having a manager who wanted to help me and listened to my concerns.

    At my new job, every concern is put on the back burner and there is zero time given to complete work in a prestigious manner. At X by 2, my time was respected and provided. Things were organized, clear direction was given, and the president and managers knew what they were trying to achieve. At the new job, the managers don’t know what they want, communication is horrendous, and everything is highly disorganized and out of place. I didn’t even have a computer monitor, desk, or written utensils on my first day! During meetings, when it is my turn to speak, the manager cuts it short and walks out to jump on a call. Clearly what I have to say isn’t important here. At X by 2, everyone listened intently and gave feedback. I felt respected and valued and not like some pion meant to take orders and shut up like I feel here at the new job.

    Meetings started on time and weren’t cancelled or rudely walked out on. At X by 2, I had health insurance right away; here, I was told one month but that was a lie; it was nearly two. So what am I trying to say? For those of you considering a career at X by 2, it really is an awesome place to work and does more for its employees than I have ever seen before. For those or you considering leaving, I hope my review makes you think a little deeper. I wish I had realized that before making my decision because trust me, the grass is not always greener. I’m not saying X by 2 is perfect, no job will ever be perfect, but it’s about as perfect as it gets. I learned the hard way. Thanks for reading!

    Cons

    The option to work remotely a day or two a week would be nice

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing. Employees see and appreciate how much you care for them and value their opinion. This is what I miss shout X by 2 the most.

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X by 2 Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at X by 2.

    Interview

    There is on online technical assessment, followed by a phone interview, then two onsite interviews: the first covers general SE questions like data structures and algorithms and past projects, the second covers database design and SQL queries.

    Interview Questions

    • How can you optimize the recursive Fibonacci algorithm and why is the latter inefficient?   Answer Question
    • What are the type of SQL joins?   Answer Question
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X by 2 Awards & Accolades

  • Entrepreneur Top Company Culture Award, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2018
  • Crain's Cool Places to Work in Michigan, Crain's Detroit Business, 2019

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