AOL Interview Questions in New York, NY

Updated Aug 27, 2015
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    Fellowship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Came in and met with 4 people from various teams. Everyone was very pleasant and interested in my background. Heard back within a reasonable period following the interview. Overall had a good experience with team members as well as the HR team

    Interview Questions

    • Very straight forward about background. Did have to explain resume in detail and thought process behind projects   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The longest interview process ever! 2 months and 13 rounds of interviews (yes, thirteen!). The position was for a sub-company under AOL and most of the rounds were technical. 8 rounds of onsite interviews (in a single day) and 5 rounds of phone and skype in total. The best part of the interview was not even a single interviewer was intimidating or strict. It was all casual and the work place was super cool.

    Interview Questions

    • Common HR questions and technical questions were on specific technologies required for the position   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Boring but I didn't really take it that seriously so I guess it was just about normal. My guess is that the process will be better for people who care about getting the job. Then again, I suppose all interviews are boring, so it's pretty standard. I can't stress enough how boring it was. Please ignore this review as I'm just meeting the criteria here...

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    Finance, Social Media and Trending Content Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume via Linkedin, got a call from HR who then scheduled a phone screening and timed writing test. After the phone screening I got called in for an onsite interview where I interviewed with 4 people with whom I now walk along side.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you'll be a great fit for this position?   Answer Question
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    Production Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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)?   4 Answers
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    Senior Strateg Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in July 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Director of Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I have been contacted 5 times by different recruiters from AOL over the last year. Each time they would set up a interview and told me they would set up a second interview. 2 times I had a phone conversation with the Manager asking for me to come in. Both times the recruiter never followed up. The other three times the recruiter forgot about the call, when I tried to call them they never responded.

    Interview Questions

    • Your first impression of a potential company is the internal recruiter. After my last experience I never want to work at AOL. The lack of professionalism and lack of responsiveness to potential recruits lends me to believe if I was employed at AOL it would be a nightmare   Answer Question
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    Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Had a friend at AOL submit my resume, had a call with HR two weeks later, then came in to meet with the hiring manager, the GM of Lifestyle brands, and the Director of Sales the next week. Heard back that they wanted to make me an offer after 3 or 4 days.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you see this fitting into your long term career goals? Are you comfortable directing marketing decisions and recommending brand strategies? What did you like about your college?   Answer Question
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    Curator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Three to four weeks after my application, I was contacted by HR via email to arrange a phone interview. I was then asked to complete an editorial test. As someone with several years of experience at a major news organization I can honestly say that I found the direction of the test to be very unclear (and I have passed editorial tests at Bloomberg and similar places). I spent a good portion of my weekend on this test, I was called in for an interview with a senior exec (Balthazar) who acted friendly. The whole process (from the online application, HR interview and in-person interview ) took a significant amount of time, but I never even received a thanks, but no thanks email from HR. I have landed a great job since, but I feel companies should realize that their recruiting processes leave a lasting impression....

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult (or behavioral) questions. And nothing unexpected   Answer Question
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    Ad Ops Manager Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    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

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