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XO Communications Reviews

Updated January 25, 2019
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Pros
  • "You get one work from home day a week" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Great People and awesome manager" (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "Communication to upper management gets disoriented and lost" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Health insurance plan is essentially a major medical policy & company contributes a nominal amount to the HSA" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Program/Project Manager
    Former Employee - Program/Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was always changing which allowed for career growth

    Cons

    A lot of corporate bureaucracy


  2. "No room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have great and decent benefits

    Cons

    Leadership
    Favoritism
    No one cares about you if you're not in the mgmt team

  3. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work good environment

    Cons

    Not enough employees too many contractors


  4. "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced challenging environment
    Learning opportunities

    Cons

    Management culture
    Bonuses and ads a cement opportunities
    Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest assets.


  5. "not what i thought it would be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    the people are friendly people

    Cons

    never any capital available for new equipment


  6. "Good Company - now isn’t Verizon"

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    Former Employee - Elite Enterprise Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Elite Enterprise Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Brand Name
    Private Company
    Incentives
    Pro communities

    Cons

    Company rule by Finance, no allow operations or sale drive the revenue, red tape company

    Advice to Management

    Don’t said is open doors policy when in reality the old folks don’t want to change.


  7. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, fun people, interesting work

    Cons

    Very few women in the workplace

  8. "The Best Job!"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, local leadership was outstanding, duties and pay were the best!

    Cons

    Health insurance could have been better


  9. "XO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Sense of urgency, great employees, good salary and vacation time

    Cons

    Acquired by Verizon - no longer XO

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company dying from within"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated employees that have on average fairly long tenures. Company purchased by Verizon in 2016, mainly for XO's unused wireless spectrum.

    Cons

    Below average healthcare benefits with high deductibles. Horrible revolving door management that is not adequately competent in their positions. Silo'ed operations, annual layoffs are routine. Company has shrunk over 50% over the last 8 years. Marketing leadership has no clue what they are doing. Horrible culture and morale from years of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new blood and become more employee-centric.