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XO Group Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Company - Public (XOXO)
Internet
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for relevant content, tools and experiences to help them make the most important moments in their ... Read more

Mission: We help couples navigate and truly enjoy life’s biggest moments together.

XO Group – Why Work For Us?



Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Our industry-leading brands (The Knot, The Bump, The Nest, GigMasters and How He Asked), top-ranked mobile apps and #1 bridal magazines provide the most sought-after information to millions of couples and first-time parents everywhere. But hey, who’s bragging?



Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters and How He Asked—we inspire, inform and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing (and stressful!) milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey.



Sure, we love love, but we also love our team. We’re kinda known for hiring the best and brightest in the business—the innovators, leaders, thinkers and hustlers. Our people believe in what they do and are a collaborative, creative group who genuinely enjoy learning from each other and spending time together. Basically, being here really is as good as they say.



You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office. (It also doesn’t hurt that our headquarters are bright and airy with breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge. That alone is a whole lot of happiness right there.)



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    "Better than most and always improving"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
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    I worked at XO Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At XO, I got to work on solutions to real and interesting problems using the best technologies. My team had access to the newest tools and was given the freedom to try new methodologies and ideas.

    Work-life balance is MUCH better than what you find at other companies doing this level of engineering. Working remotely is fine and supported by good infrastructure.

    IT support is top-notch. The very best of anywhere I've worked.

    Some task switching and changes in direction, but usually with good reason and so much better than at smaller outfits racing for users. XO has the urgency to succeed, but the luxury of being able to take a longer outlook.

    This is a large-ish public company with a strong brand and market presence, cash, and a willingness to change, grow, and invest. And very little bureaucracy. That's rare.

    I thought the pace of change and growth was right. But a measured approach to engineering and change isn't right for everyone. If you're the sort who gets antsy if you don't get to start over every year, XO isn't for you. They change when it makes sense; it's a business, not a lab. Employees are encouraged to propose changes and are listened to.

    Fun environment. The office culture is casual and friendly.

    Cons

    The bonus plan isn't the best, but compensation generally is fair.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the managers you hire are a good fit culturally. Don't create islands within the company. The culture is great and needs to be protected.

    Make sure management structure reflects the transformation of the company. Consider things like a chief software officer or high level architects.

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XO Group photo of: NY Office - Find a quiet space to work in our new library!
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XO Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at XO Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Met with team manager, assistant and senior employee. Interview process was pretty simple. I spoke on the phone once with the team manager, and went to the office once to met in person with the team listed above.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions about dealing with difficult personalities and how you manage your time   Answer Question
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