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"A stable telecommunications company now privately held by Carl Icahn"

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Former Employee - Director Finance in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Director Finance in Herndon, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at XO Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

This is a stable company with a capable and likeable CEO in a desirable location

Cons

Difficulty in visioning and excuting a growth plan

Advice to Management

Fill the service pipeline with services that enhance the customer experience

Other Employee Reviews for XO Communications

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Time for change of management. Constant layoffs"

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    Current Employee - IT Ops in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - IT Ops in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at XO Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Casual environment
    Remote work schedule

    Cons

    Never stop looking over your shoulder. Layoffs are always pending. Many people that have been here for a decade are now getting laid off. Management is horrible and never changes. Zero chance for job advancement. Only way to get promotion is threaten to quit and even then your promotion is less than 10% raise. No merit increases in 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Time to move on. The IT department has become stagnant. We are so inefficient. Coworkers used to care but most are just happy to get a check. The lack of leadership has really hurt our company.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "great people, lousy benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lonetree, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Lonetree, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XO Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People
    Casual environment
    Time off
    Holidays

    Cons

    Benefits- worst medical coverage in the industry. Too expensive, $3600 family deductible, and only covers 80% after deductible. We have lost people because of the benefits.
    No Merit increases
    Annual bonuses are for management only

    Advice to Management

    offer better insurance for your people. Take care of them and they will take care of you.

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