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3.6
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XO Group CEO Mike Steib
Mike Steib
132 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance (coming from a working mom) and a company poised to do some really exciting things in the wedding space(in 31 reviews)

  • "There are also weekly happy hours, and unlimited vacation which never hurts(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Merger"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at XO Group full-time

      Pros

      Free snacks Modern office space Good location

      Cons

      Inexperienced c suite Merger layoffs Lack of private spaces

      XO Group2019-05-08
    • Helpful (5)

      "Good for new engineers, but inflated titles and sub-average pay"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at XO Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Shouldn't be hard to pass interview because their tech is relatively simple. They aren't looking for elite engineers, just those smart enough to support the stack - Unlimited vacay (obviously depending on the generosity of your direct manager) - Office environment is pretty good - spacious, relatively clean, and free snacks (unfortunately, crappy no-name brands, runs out all the time) . - Engineers get a lot...

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      Cons

      - Below market pay rate. They compensate for this by promoting engineers rather quickly. I mean, there are folks there that are 2 years out of code camp that are seniors, and some that have 3 years of experience that are leads. I would say that a senior or lead at this company would only be a mid-level at a tier 1 company. The nefarious part of this bargain is that if you want to leave, you will be hard pressed to find...

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      Advice to Management

      Cut the positive-spin b.s. Invest in top-tier engineers by increasing salary, fire crappy engineers. Requiring employees to use that crappy performance software is b.s. - it's all a game and everyone knows it. People change their goals all the time and most of the self-assessment is not very accurate.

      XO Group2019-04-06
    • "Software Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Front End Developer in Guangzhou, Guangdong
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at XO Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Nice company culture, nice people. I learned a lot from this company for two years since I graduated. Thanks very much.

      Cons

      Shanghai is aways be the city where I want to work,so I have to leave this perfect company.

      XO Group2019-03-30
    • "nothing positive to say."

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      Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at XO Group full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      the company had great potential at one time

      Cons

      such a bad experience, i have nothing to add.

      XO Group2019-05-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "LEARN TO VALUE YOUR EMPLOYEES"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at XO Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Office snacks, great people, now "WFH days"

      Cons

      There are wayyyy too many egos and incompetent people in middle management. You can take on as much work as you want but you will never get rewarded for it. You will never get promoted no matter how hard you work, and they won't even try to counter you when you eventually leave (which, like everyone else, you will). The pay is the worst I've ever seen in any industry (and I've worked in several). Essentially: You'll work...

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      Advice to Management

      Value your employees and pay them what they're worth, or you will KEEP LOSING TALENT and have to train people over and over again. Good companies offer competitive salaries.

      XO Group2019-04-05
    • "Nice place to work"

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      Current Employee - Coordinator in Omaha, NE
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at XO Group full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      The company culture is great. There are great benefits. People are nice

      Cons

      Management should value their employees more. Not a lot of room for growth

      Advice to Management

      Value your employees

      XO Group2019-03-18
    • Helpful (4)

      "XO doesn't exist anymore. The Knot worldwide is a downgrade"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at XO Group full-time

      Pros

      Nice snacks, generally nice people

      Cons

      I have been here a few years. XO was acquired by a venture capital firm and combined with WeddingWire. It wasn't an integration like they claim it was a takeover. Wedding Wire is less transparent, more hierarchical and not particularly innovative. They've taken away any of the positives from XO, and lets be honest there were not a lot in the first place. For your career you probably don't want to work in a...

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      Advice to Management

      Recognize that you came in and took over another company, we can't be one happy family without some effort and all you've shown is a preference for the other company.

      XO Group2019-03-26
    • "Some kinks but overall good"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at XO Group full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Depending on the team there were opportunities to grow in the role and within the company.

      Cons

      Somewhat of a divide between cross-functional teams that prevented quality work from being done.

      XO Group2019-02-28
    • Helpful (5)

      "Company is not going anywhere"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at XO Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Great views from the office - Decent location - Not terribly demanding - Twice a year hack-days (just 2 days out of the week)

      Cons

      - Engineers are underpaid compared to the rest of the New York market. - People in management are not fit to manage. Majority of the frustrations and reason for turnover for engineer was due to lack of management experience (across the engineering department). When you are reporting to this type of person daily, it starts to wear on you. - The product is not going anywhere. In my last few months there, engineering work...

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      Advice to Management

      - Be honest with potential hires - Invest in some management training

      XO Group2019-03-02
    • Helpful (2)

      "Stay Away, Huge dissappointment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at XO Group full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good people Thirsty Thursday Snacks nice location

      Cons

      Horrible management, companies got acquired. not at all employee friendly. No growth for improvement. way below average salary

      Advice to Management

      You seriously need to get your stuff together.

      XO Group2019-03-11
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