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XO Communications Reviews

Updated September 27, 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)

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

Cons
  • Contractors are treated overall by upper management like red headed step children (in 27 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. "anonymous"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good comp plan

    Cons

    Health Care cost to high

    Advice to Management

    Bought by Verizon, so not sure


  2. "Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment and challenging employment

    Cons

    No room for advancement or transfer

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Implementation Engineer OSP, ISP and Wireless"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Implementation Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team of fellow co-workers

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainties with Verizon purchasing XO Communications

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "XO"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Most employees are long tenured
    Employees genuinely care to make XO successful

    Cons

    Small budget
    Upper management lacking long term vision


  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership was outstanding in the FP&A team

    Cons

    Benefits not as good as other similar companies


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part XO Management care about their employees and are doing everything they can to ensure the success of the employee

    Cons

    Some departments are still operating in silos mode thus impeding some greater progress

    Advice to Management

    Tear down the silos and start working better as a team


  7. "VP, Small Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XO Communications full-time

    Pros

    Variety in work--fast pace. Good people.

    Cons

    Lack of investment in future from Icahn.

    Advice to Management

    Push for more investment

  8. "sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of growth opportunities and has a great company culture

    Cons

    you need to work really hard for your income


  9. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some of the best technicians in the industry.

    Cons

    No upside, no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Who are you


  10. "Network Switch Engineer III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Provided steady employment for 10 years

    Cons

    Bought out by Verizon, most employee's lost their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front with your employee's when someone takes you over


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