Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at AOL
- Software Engineer (20)
- Senior Software Engineer (6)
- Marketing Manager (5)
- Analyst (5)
- Intern (5)
- Business Analyst (5)
- Manager (3)
- Product Manager (3)
- Associate Software Engineer (3)
- Account Manager (3)
- Project Manager (3)
- Ad Sales (2)
- Financial Analyst (2)
- Senior Business Development Manager (2)
- Principal Software Engineer (2)
- Business Development Manager (2)
- Executive Assistant (1)
- Fellowship (1)
- Brand Manager (1)
- Brand Marketing Manager (1)
- Supervisor (1)
- Systems Administrator (1)
- Tax Internship (1)
- Senior Web Systems Administrator (1)
- Assistant Account Planner (1)
- Linux Systems Engineer (1)
- Mobile Developer (1)
- Test Automation Engineer (1)
- Android Developer (1)
- Software Engineer Internship (1)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in January 2014.
I had an initial behavioral interview, asked about my experiences and about myself. Had a second round interview with the specific manager that I was going to be working with. I was asked about my skill-set that pertained to the job.
- Tell me about yourself? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at AOL.
The process was very thorough and when interviewing candidates, the picture of what the job entails was explicitly presented to the individual as we were a 24/7/365 shop.
- if there were 3 light bulbs in the basement and 3 switches upstairs without designation of what switch was for which light how would you determine what switch was for the first light, the second light and third light. Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I interviewed at AOL (Dulles, VA) in December 2013.
I had my first phone interview on December 12, 2013. The process took 2.5 months. After the phone interview they called me for the 2nd round which included two interviews with the Manager and the head of the team. They were both general and involved mostly behaviourial questions. After clearing this round, I was asked to come for the last round in January, 2014. It involved an interview with the Head of Finance Department and the Cultural Ambassador. I was told that I would be informed regarding their decision in 2 weeks time. However they informed me after 1.5 months that they lost the headcount for the position and had decided not to hire anyone. Overall experience was okay. The interviews were very general. But the follow up process was extremely slow.
- There were no difficult questions as such. Answer Question
- Declined Offer
Online application Web test Phone interview F2F interviews (3)
- Some questions were very difficult graduate math questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at AOL (Dulles, VA) in December 2013.
The interview process was very straightforward
- Unexpected questions include what I actually liked to do outside of work. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at AOL (San Francisco, CA).
First round a call from the recruiter to know more about candidate. Second round skype interview with a team lead, was asked to build a simple calculator android app.
- No difficult question asked Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied online. I interviewed at AOL.
At first there was a phone screen. Followed by the hiring manager for the team. Then I was brought in to meet with the team. 4 people, 30 minutes each. Basic fit and behavioral questions. Brought in again to meet with more people, a couple brain teasers. And a final meeting with the cultural ambassador.
- What is your biggest weakness? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY).
Be prepared to discuss your background and how you can benefit the company Know the organizations culture
- If I asked your boss where you can improve the most, what would they say? 1 Answer
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AOL in October 2013.
I was contacted 2 days after applying for a phone screening. It was more of a phone interview than screening. It then took over 3 weeks to hear anything back.
- What type of social media tactics would you employ to get more followers/users? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at AOL (Dulles, VA) in October 2013.
- Give me an example of attention to detail. Could come from your past work experience, or study. Answer Question
Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review
See What AOL Employees Are Saying
Pros: “Work with a lot of exceptional people, good place to work with a lot of fun amenities, giving back to the community is part of the culture, focus is on the work and not too much politics...”“Work with a lot of exceptional people, good place to work with a lot of fun amenities, giving back to the community is part of the culture, focus is on the work and not too much politics, to be successful usually requires long hours but the work arrangements are extremely flexible.” – Full Review