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Plano, TX

3.9
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Pros
  • You get one work from home day a week (in 18 reviews)

  • Great People and awesome manager (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management lacking long term vision (in 29 reviews)

  • Health insurance plan is essentially a major medical policy & company contributes a nominal amount to the HSA (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great people makes for a great working environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great company!
    Plenty of days off
    Verizon purchase

    Cons

    Salaries increase in the past were minimal. But not anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what it used to be when you were not in management.


  2. "VP"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people working there despite years of cost cutting pain.

    Cons

    Years of cost cutting has cut to the bone in most areas.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing now that they are Verizon.

  3. "Network Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great workplace to be on

    Cons

    Not much in the way of promotion

    Advice to Management

    Na


  4. "Great people, relaxed and results oriented work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, flex time, convenient work location, some benefits are good, generally people have good attitudes and some return from other jobs

    Cons

    Limited job mobility, people say health insurance and other benefits are not good, location in industrial section of town, limited advancement opportunities,


  5. "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Pay is at or above market value.

    Cons

    Medical and Benefits to high.

    Advice to Management

    no advise to be given.


  6. "systems analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at XO Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people, and great attitudes for the most part

    Cons

    merger with Verizon is scheduled for the 1/1/2017

    Advice to Management

    None management at least mine is wonderful.


  7. "Java Integration Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plano, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XO Communications as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Excellent place to work.

    Cons

    It is hard to get upper management to implement some changes (this is probably typical of the large corporate environment.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "10+ years of experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A majority of employees are sharp and enjoyable to work with in spite of very heavy workloads. Executive management is accessible and engaged.

    Cons

    Some of the middle management lacks continuity with staff and corporate goals. Within some organizations, individual contributors are under undervalued and expectations with quality of work is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on producing quality, efficient work, rather than quantity of work with a low bar expectation.


  9. "Network Planning / Design Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Planning/Design Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Network Planning/Design Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at XO Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work schedule helps to provide lots of time with family.

    Cons

    Raises are infrequent and benefits are lacking.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Senior software engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working arrangement is Flexible and Han competitive salary. There are a lot of Nice people. Good culture. WFH policy. Yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Benefits is getting worse and worse. High premium and high deductible company is not making money and growth has stopped due to industry.


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