AOL Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
129 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Principal Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at AOL.

    Interview Details

    Submitted online and through a contact there.
    Fit Interview with HR rep
    Fit Interviews with several members of the team.
    Cultural fit / behavioral interview with culture ambassador.

    Pretty straightforward questions. Everyone was very friendly and accessible.

    Took two weeks for an informal offer. Another week for formal offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your background.   Answer Question
    • How did you improve marketing campaigns at your last job?   View Answer
    • Tell me how you handled a disagreement in the past with a coworker.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Better opportunity elsewhere.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Strateg Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at AOL in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied thru LinkedIn
    - Had a phone screen through recruiter
    -She explained that there are numerous rounds of interviews
    1. Interview with the Team
    2. Case Study
    3. Interview with the Team Lead
    4. Culture Interview

    Then the Interview panel has to present a case to bring me onboard

    5. Offer, if possible

    Interview Questions
    • Wasn't sure what they are looking for on the case... The case was analyzing AOL through Financial Data and spotting weaknesses and strengths   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online. Someone from HR contacts you to trim down the candidates. Next, a manager contacts you and you have a pretty standard conversation. The third interview is in person and they give you 4-5 case studies. These are logic questions and they want to see how you react under pressure.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Production Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AOL.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for an internship position and was contacted by one of their recruiters about a full time entry-level position via email. First there was a phone interview with the recruiter, then there was coding skills test followed by another phone interview with one of the senior members of the team where they asked basic questions about school, projects I worked on, and work experience. I did good on both of those interviews and was asked to come in for an in person interview that lasted about three hours. The first part consisted of another coding skills test (very basic things on HTML, CSS, and some jQuery), which lasted about 20 mins. The test was then followed by four different one-on-one interviews with the members of team, some of which asked more coding questions.

    Interview Questions
    • You have two water buckets: the first can hold 3 gallons of water and the second can hold 5 gallons of water, how do you fill the 5 gallon bucket with exactly 4 gallons of water using these two buckets (the 3 gallon and 5 gallon bucket)?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Publisher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AOL in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started with phone screen a week after applying for the position. Did an in person interview about a week after with four people in 2 hours. Then came back a week later to meet with one last person. Good communication throughout the process. Cared a lot about analytics and attention to detail.

    Interview Questions
    • Specific examples of analytical experience   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Homepage Assistant Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AOL in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process started by speaking with an HR recruiter who asked the typical questions. Then I had an in person interview with 2 editors. Then I completed a very extensive edit test where I had to write articles for the web, write headlines, pitch stories and edit articles

    Interview Questions
    • If you were programming the homepage today which 3 stories would you put in the best spots?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at AOL in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Technical phone interview - Took around 45 mins and was asked few object oriented questions and a program to know the largest set of contiguous numbers in a given set of numbers

    Face to face - 6 persons interviewed and a additional cultural ambassador interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AOL in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had 1 technical interview session in codility consisting of 4 questions.
    Then I was assigned a 24 hr timeline project to complete (developing a web application)
    Then onsite interview consisting of 5 30-minute sessions followed by a discussion with a cultural ambassador who focuses on your overall fit into the company's culture
    Finally a Skype session with the hiring manager since he couldn't meet me on the day of the onsite interview

    Interview Questions
    • The technical questions were pretty much standard. Nothing out of the ordinary.
      The cultural discussion session had a lot of questions for which there is just no right answer. Most of them are questions that look for your opinion on things like team building, building trust with your teammates, etc etc.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Ad Ops Manager Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at AOL in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had my resume forwarded to recruiter through a former employee. Spoke to recruiter about various internship positions available and placed a preference on multiple ones. After that, I interviewed with hiring managers for the positions, starting with my top choice, moving on to the next one until I was placed.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AOL in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The person that I would be replacing appeared to be extremely busy, making hundreds of phone calls per day. The job appeared to be very exciting, but very busy. The other workers were all interesting people, with strong resumes and Internet backgrounds. They told me that I had the job, subject to approval by corporate. The only problem was that because the company was part of a major corporation, the hiring decision needed to be approved by the corporation, and the approval took months and months and never came.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you wait and not accept your other job offers until corporate approval is received for the AOL job offer?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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