1. Hilfreich (6)

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

    3.0
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    • Vergütung und Zusatzleistungen
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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zum Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe für mehr als ein Jahr bei XO Group gearbeitet - Vollzeit

    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 of autonomy over their work, engineering management tends to defer to engineers to make the right decisions. (Engineering mgmt doesn't seem very tech savvy). - Management is willing to listen and really wants to retain engineers - Promotions come quick (see cons below) - Good place to start a career (not very hard to get in, promotions come quick, 1-2 years if you stick around) - Co-workers are generally very nice people. Not a lot of office politics (at least at non-mgmt level). I enjoyed going to work.

    Kontras

    - 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 a company that will award you a similar position (unless you are truly good). I think the reason some people stick around for so long (despite the sub-average pay) is that they can't find a better job. - They hire a fair amount of fresh code school grads and middling engineers (see point above - elite engineers usually go for higher-paying companies). Result is that there is A LOT of tech debt (obv. depending on team - older teams have more). Don't think you will learn how to write good software from studying this code. Read books and study tutorials. Level up and leave. - Some teams are a complete mess in terms of code quality, poor product managers who don't know much about tech or how to manage a team, and many half-assers - those who are just there to make a paycheck and make little effort to actually excel at their job. - The above is part of why this company got acquired (merged into Wedding Wire) - they couldn't compete with the likes of ZOLA. Failure to execute effectively despite being incumbent leader. - And despite all of these shortcomings, at every quarterly hands on, execs would always put a positive spin on how we were doing - reminding everyone that The Knot is #1 wedding brand, that there are very few strong competitors, and that we were very close to reaching our growth goals. Well, if we were so strong, why did we sell out and go private? Go figure.

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    XO Group2019-04-06
  1. „Great place to intern!”

    5.0
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    Ehem. Praktikant - Intern 
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    Ich habe weniger als ein Jahr bei XO Group gearbeitet -

    Pros

    Interning at XO, Group was a great opportunity during my undergraduate studies. I interned in the fall and spring of my junior year. I had a lot of independence with projects and creating content, and felt supported by the employees I worked with.

    Kontras

    The commute was long, however this was simply because of where my university was located.

    XO Group2019-09-30
  2. „Great company”

    4.0
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    • Kultur & Werte
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    • Vergütung und Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungs­ebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 3 Jahren bei XO Group - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Depending on your team, it has a great culture outside of the daily grind

    Kontras

    Since the merger, it hasn't been as fun

    XO Group2020-03-18

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