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XO Group Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (XOXO)
Information Technology
$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?

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 Work That Matters!

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 lives absolutely perfect. Here at XO Group, our mission is centered around doing big things for people, and that really matters to our employees. Currently, we are highly focused on empowering our employees to transform our business from a media company into a content driven, transactional marketplace. It’s an awesome time to join XO Group, we offer transformational, challenging and impactful work and continue to celebrate a fun and entrepreneurial work culture. Connect Yourself to Work that Matters and apply today!


"What we do matters"
Loving it matters.  Owning it matters. Doing it matters.

Loving it: We’re in the business of helping people. Period. We get to impact our users, our partners, and each other in significant ways each and every day. They’re all in and so are we.

Owning it: We all have a seat at the table here and we all contribute to the success of our company. We show up, take responsibility and have each others backs. We take the initiative and always go the extra mile.

Doing it: We say what we mean and do what we say! We take on big ideas and get the job done. We are a group of innovative thinkers and down down-in-the-dirt doers.

The XO Group Story

1993 The Knot was founded

1996 The Knot launched on AOL

1999 The Knot raised $35 million in an initial public offering

2005 launches to serve the needs of newlyweds

2008 The launches to guide first-time parents

2011 XO Group Inc. replaces The Knot Inc. as our corporate name

2014  Mike Steib named CEO and David Liu as Chairman of the Board

2015 Relaunch The Bump & The Knot

What’s Next?  Booking every wedding in America - with love!  & becoming the only place people turn to for ALL things pregnancy.

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    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.


    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 Interviews



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    The process took a week. I interviewed at XO Group.


    Whiteboarding mostly. I was asked a few questions here and there about architecture and some syntax and other coding questions. However mostly I was asked to write or draw on the Whiteboard whatever the answer to the interviewer's questions. I only had two interviews, one phone and the other face to face.

    Interview Questions

    • The standard architecture of the .NET environment and how it correlates to each piece of the environment. It was general and open-ended rather than a hard and straight Q/A. Interview was very conversational, overall.   Answer Question
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XO Group Awards & Accolades

  • Excellent Rating, StellaService, 2013

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