Compare XLN vs O2 BETA

See how working at XLN vs. O2 compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at XLN vs. O2. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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XLN

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O2

Employee Ratings

  • O2 scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 149 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 493 reviews)
O2 employees rated their Overall Rating 1.3 higher than XLN employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.9
O2 employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than XLN employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
O2 employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.4 higher than XLN employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
4.2
O2 employees rated their Work-life balance 1.3 higher than XLN employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
4.0
O2 employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than XLN employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
4.3
O2 employees rated their Culture & Values 1.2 higher than XLN employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
XLN Ceo Neil Conaghan
66%
66%Neil Conaghan
CEO Approval
O2 Ceo Mark Evans
96%
96%Mark Evans
O2 employees rated their CEO Approval 30% higher than XLN employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
48%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
O2 employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 39% higher than XLN employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
78%
O2 employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 34% higher than XLN employees rated theirs.

Salaries

O2 has 651 more total submitted salaries than XLN.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Team Leader10 Salaries
£23,596/yr
Account Manager11 Salaries
£18,199/yr
Business Development Executive2 Salaries
£1,574/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Guru28 Salaries
£20,112/yr
Part-time Sales Advisor16 Salaries
£8/hr
Assistant Manager20 Salaries
£23,330/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Free breakfast" was the most mentioned Pro at XLN.
  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at O2.
  • "Members of staff" was the most mentioned Con at XLN.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at O2.
Pros
Pros
"Free breakfast"(in 26 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 14 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 75 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 45 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Members of staff"(in 8 reviews)
"Team leaders"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 15 reviews)
"Head office"(in 13 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good Company"13 Oct 2020

Current Employee - Head of Department

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

Pros

Good company to work for if you have a good attitude.

Cons

Nothing particular comes to mind.

Current Employee - Store Leader

I have been working at O2 full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Career opportunities Support from line management Flexibility to suit family life Paid in full during each lockdown Working with great people

Cons

The usual downsides to working in retail across Christmas etc

Advice to Management

Be proactive Focus on self development Network

Job Postings

O2 has 64 more recently posted open jobs than XLN.