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"Excellent place to learn and grow, hard to stay focused in chaotic environment"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at XO Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great network. Great people that want to solve problems. Good technical and mid-level managers that want to help people learn and grow. In most markets, the hands on operations folks are extremely dedicated and smart.

If you want to work hard, learn, and create solutions, XO will support your efforts. On the other hand, there are traditional positions at XO that are very stable and some people with the right backgrounds can coast along for 15+ years. As with anything, what you get is commensurate with what you put in.

Cons

Frequent re-organizations. Too many types of technologies, too many vendors, and projects. Insecurity about future plans from an ownership and high level management perspective. Layoffs are not that nice either... I have not seen XO doing very much hiring in the past 2 years.

Advice to Management

Praise the successful network implementations where day in and day out XO has made equipment function for it's customers. Be more careful about major implementations that are not working. Make bridges between the technical, sales/sales engineering, and activations groups.

Other Employee Reviews for XO Communications

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Repair NOC Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nation Repair Tech III in Lone Tree, CO
    Former Employee - Nation Repair Tech III in Lone Tree, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture and really great people to work with

    Cons

    Poor Benefits, many recent Layoffs

    Advice to Management

    To Value the the long term employees who helped buid the Company


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking ship......................."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    There are so very good quality people who work at XO and they are always willing to go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership from service delivery; some higher ups have been there way too long and it is time for them to move on; lousy healthcare with costs increasing year over year; outdated systems; lots of distrust of upper management by employees and layoffs happen every few months

    Advice to Management

    Sell this company quick


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