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XO Communications Plano Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work/life balance and with the opportunity to work from home a couple of days of the week (in 21 reviews)

  • Great People and awesome manager (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • there is not a lot of room for advancement and upper management doesn't always share details (in 26 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. "Web Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plano, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned so much while at this company. I had the opportunity to be the UI on a web content system from the beginning until testing. They were very flexible with work hours and allowed working from home. The environment was casual jeans. Everyone in our tribe really pulled together on the project and it went extremely smooth. This has lead me to working for my UI Certificate, and learning Experience Design (Beta) from Adobe Cloud.

    Cons

    The only con was the distance and costs to navigate back and forth.

    Advice to Management

    All of the Management has been fantastic. Just sorry XO sold out to Verizon and I got laid off.


  2. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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. "Great people makes for a great working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


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  5. "Network Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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,


  7. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  8. "systems analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "10+ years of experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  10. "Java Integration Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  11. "Network Planning / Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


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