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XO Communications Reviews

Updated June 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "You get one work from home day a week" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Flexible work/life balance and with the opportunity to work from home a couple of days of the week" (in 18 reviews)

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

  • "Lay offs with Verizon acquisition" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Project Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior PROJECT COORDINATOR II in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior PROJECT COORDINATOR II in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with growth potential.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by Verizon so they are reorganizing.

    Advice to Management

    Great team.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Little Company in a BIG Telecom World"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good time off benefits. Since Purchase by Verizon the pay and benefits were very good.

    Cons

    Failure to offer regular training, feedback or expectations. Bought by Verizon who assimilated or eliminated many jobs.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Billing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work...great co-workers.

    Cons

    Sold to Verizon....had to move on.


  4. "Lan Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LAN Administrator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - LAN Administrator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company. Many chances to move.

    Cons

    None, This company had not issues.


  5. "Overworked with lack of compensation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule at times.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization and lack of structure. Lack of care for employee growth.


  6. "XO Communications Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    XO Communications had a strong team structure and utilized a matrix organization for technology development that allowed for project flexibility and strong role development.

    Cons

    Initiatives were sometimes put on the back burner for basic process work.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate time and resources to improve processes even if payoff is not immediate.


  7. "It was good initially but went downhill with the acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and work home balance

    Cons

    Uncertainty with the verizon acquisition

  8. "staff accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance . Working environment was very relax and nice. People there were quite nice.

    Cons

    poor benefit package. High deductible medical insurance and low 401 K match. There is no other options for insurance

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefit package to employee and open to suggestion. We need more information about the company development.


  9. "Switch Engineer III"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Switch Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Switch Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people working for the company

    Cons

    Need better training programs for the employee's

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "They try"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to be creative in your role and add skills to your resume

    Cons

    Leadership turnover was high and company direction shifted frequently

    Advice to Management

    lead by example


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