Xerox Holdings Corporation (also known simply as Xerox) is an American corporation that sells print and digital document products and services in more than 160 countries. Xerox is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut (having moved from Stamford, Connecticut, in October 2007), though its largest population of employees is based around Rochester, New York, the area in which the company was founded.
"The MD’s and CEO’s seem to change on an annual basis with no clear direction. Xerox is an old large ship which has been slowly sinking for the past 15 years." says a Xerox former employee on Glassdoor on June 19, 2020:
"I went to Xerox on a grad scheme in 2016, I was promised a lot of things and at the beginning, the company seemed like they really cared about their employees. They had somewhat of a grad scheme in place. But over time, budgets got cut, and the reality of the situation is that there was no difference between a normal sales role and a grad scheme. The promised pay increases never happened, you’d get a different manager every 6 months, all of which had no direction. What started as 30 graduates, went down to 4 before I left.
Xerox failed to adapt to its marketplace, it’s ancient, long-winded internal processes made it extremely hard to quickly adapt and be able to sell dynamically. None of the working staff were appreciated by the company. To Xerox, you were merely a number. Which is a shame because some of the people I worked with there were absolutely fantastic and way undervalued.
The morale in the offices was awful. No one enjoys their job. Everyone who has been there longer than 5 years is simply waiting for a redundancy package and therefore feel stuck and can’t leave the job. There’s no career progression available no matter what they may tell you in the interviews.
Management is the worst kind. The type who always seem occupied, never able to help, yet expect more and more from you. The type of managers who would disappear for two weeks, come back and ask why you hadn’t contacted them despite calling every day.
No career progression. Too many internal processes take ages to make a decision on anything. Extremely slow to react to the marketplace. People promoted to managerial roles who really shouldn’t be.
The MD’s and CEO’s seem to change on an annual basis with no clear direction. Xerox is an old large ship that has been slowly sinking for the past 15 years. It once owned the market but failed to keep up with the ever-growing competition. It’s being left behind which is sad.
Overall I would advise against even going for an interview at this place. If you do join then you’ll soon understand that everything I’ve said here is apparent. It’s been 7 months since I left and I haven’t looked back. My new employer has really highlighted how bad things were at Xerox.
The stats speak for themselves. Avoid this company like the plague."