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XO Communications Reviews

Updated November 3, 2018
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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. "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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "The Best Job!"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. 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

  8. "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.


  9. "Lan Administrator"

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    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.


  10. "Overworked with lack of compensation"

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    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.


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