XOJET Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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XOJET President and COO Kevin Thomas (no image)
Kevin Thomas
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "XOJet has quite a few great things going for its pilot group(in 24 reviews)

  • "Good people, fun industry, fast paced, opportunities to learn new skills, care about the employees, inclusion is valued(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "There can be long days for pilots but is not unlike other similar companies(in 21 reviews)

  • "There is a "pay scale" in place now, but it is not comparable to major airlines by any means(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "A Great Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XOJET full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -It truly is a team environment where leadership is approachable. -The company puts employees first. -The pay is competitive. -Lots of laughter at the corporate office! -Forward thinking company vision

    Cons

    -Changing the home office to FL is going to take time for everyone to come together in their new roles and environment. Processes and procedures are being created slowly. -Some teams use their corporate credit card to order lunch daily. That should probably be for special occasions or for everyone. -Kevin is a great leader but it would be great if he would be a little more friendly.

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    XOJET Response

    June 1, 2020President & Chief Operating Officer

    Firstly, thank you for your comments and feedback on XOJET Aviation! My key takeaway here is teams using their company cards to order lunch daily! This we need to track down and ensure there is responsible use of corporate funds, and as an organization we will ensure that we do a better job of regulating this activity. The relocation to Florida from California is a decision that we feel as an organization was necessary and has brought with it numerous benefits at a time where the world was brought to a screeching halt. There is agreement in the statement that it is going to take time for everyone to come together in their new roles and environment. This would be true for any organization; however, speed is not always your friend where significant change is involved. In this environment we wanted to be thoughtful about our approach to establishing new processes and procedures to insure they have the right impact on the business and don’t push for change simply to be different. Having gone through the events COVID-19 brought on the organization and coming out on the other side intact. We hope you will find that the value of the extra time spent developing those processes and procedures will become more evident as we begin to execute in the face of a new market. Finally, I cannot believe someone finds me to be not friendly! 😊 As an organization throughout COVID-19 we did not layoff or furlough a single employee, reduce anyone’s salary or ask anyone to take unpaid leave. My conscious focus is, has been and always will be heavily weighted on keeping the business running and ensuring our employees and their families do not go without. I confess this is not the first time I have heard this sort of feedback. I blame it on my Dutch heritage, but will take the review with respectful humiliation. My door is always open, at least when I am not on a conference call, and I will do my best to be more approachable to any and all of our 650 employees.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company Turnaround Successful"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XOJET full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong benefits program included, $5k dollar for dollar match, a solid high deductible health plan and generous vacation time (not unlimited PTO - WHICH IS A GOOD THING!). Management was very flexible with location and hours.

    Cons

    Helping the wealthiest people on this planet escape TSA and feel even more privileged than they already are is not the most motivating mission. Salaries weren't terrible but didn't feel like you could really get ahead.

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  3. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Captain 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XOJET full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pilot culture is the best in the industry

    Cons

    There are no perfect employers

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  4. "Great Opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at XOJET full-time

    Pros

    Awesome team, and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Overworked and can be unorganized.

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    "Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XOJET full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, fun industry, fast paced, opportunities to learn new skills, care about the employees, inclusion is valued.

    Cons

    24/7/365 industry so applicants should be ready to immerse themselves in that as part of the culture which can be overwhelming at times.

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  6. "Best growing experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Client Service Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at XOJET full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The level of professionalism of the different teams and their dedication to the common goal of serving our clients

    Cons

    It's fast paced and challenging, you get a lot of support but it's not for everyone.

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    "My second family"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at XOJET full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture at XO is unlike any other company I've worked for. We all work closely together and treat each other with respect. I don't know of many companies that could go through a merger filled with constant change and radiate so much positivity. They promote work/life balance, the office perks are great including free snacks/beverages. I am happy to be a part of this growth and exciting things are in store for XO.

    Cons

    The only con would be the health insurance, the deductible's are pretty high.

    XOJET Response

    June 8, 2020Senior Benefits & Compensation Analyst

    Thank you for your feedback! Our company definitely takes pride in creating an enjoyable work environment for employees and it’s great to hear that it is not going unnoticed. In regards to the health insurance again, thank you for your comment. Here at XOJET Aviation we do offer a High Deductible Health Plan which as the name alludes, does have a higher deductible than a traditional PPO or HMO health plan. Offering the HDHP allows us the opportunity to offer the health coverage at a much lower premium for employees than an equivalent health insurance plan with a lower deductible. Additionally, offering the HDHP allows us to offer our employees the tax advantages of a Health Savings Account, which can only be tied to a High Deductible Health Plan. We do recognize that the higher deductible and first dollar out structure of this plan is not optimal for everyone. For this reason, XOJET Aviation makes a strong company contribution towards each employee’s Health Savings Account. On an annual basis, the company contributes more than 75% of the total deductible cost to each eligible employee's health savings account and is designed to offset the high deductible for those who use the medical plan often. For those who may not utilize the medical plan as much, the flexibility of an HSA allows employees the opportunity to save pre-tax funds for future use for eligible expenses and/or retirement savings. XOJET also covers the full cost for life and disability for each eligible employee as well as shares the cost of coverage for employee dental and vision insurance. We offer a number of supplemental benefit options including pet insurance and have a strong 401(k) match program in place! I am always available to talk through the benefits we offer, listen to employee feedback and am happy to answer any questions about our plans to ensure employees are maximizing the benefits. Please feel free to give me a call at 954-412-1924 if you have any further questions or feedback regarding the company benefits.

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    "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XOJET full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and a great team I work with.

    Cons

    Company is moving to Florida

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    "New Hire Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at XOJET full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Leaders who support the team and communicate openly to all 2. Inclusive culture, very positive work environment 3. Safety centric, 4. Fun place to work, every day is different, 5. Lots of support mechanisms in place to make job easier and more efficient 6. Great equipment to fly, the X and Challenger 300 7. Company is adapting to changes in the market place (inevitable change, see "con" section

    Cons

    1. Uncertainty about the upcoming large changes in store for the company, i.e. corporate HHQ moves to FL, will cost XOJET some valued employees. No way to avoid that but it is the question mark many have about what challenges XO faces in the future

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    XOJET Response

    August 28, 2019President & Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your comments, and your advice is well taken. I firmly believe in a culture of clear and open communication that is inclusive of both positive and negative feedback.

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    "Great culture and dedicated employees, but future uncertain."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at XOJET full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In my personal work experience, XOJET was the warmest and most welcoming environment I'd ever worked in. I always looked forward to my mornings where I would be greeted by bright smiles and supportive colleagues. Everyone I encountered was modest about their skill sets, but always willing to make time to explain things to one another. Never felt judged or isolated. They had a great culture and offered decent benefits.

    Cons

    Company is shutting down HQ in MP and relocating to FL. To be fair, they did provide folks with options, time to find new employment or relocate with them. Many talented people will lose their jobs if they do not relocate.

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    XOJET Response

    August 28, 2019President & Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your comments, and I love the use of the word athenaeum. I am encouraged by your time with XOJET and is an experience we look to continue to replicate for all of our employees. There are tremendous people here all of whom are dedicated, proficient and hard working. The relocation of the headquarters while difficult, is necessary for the long-term growth and future of the company and most importantly its employees. This will ultimately be a positive for both those in the office and those in the field holding the flag for XOJET each and every day with our customers. Your advice to management is received and we will commit to treating our employees with respect and fairness throughout this process.

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