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AOL Reviews in Dulles, VA

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
198 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible work/life balance (although hours can be long) (in 86 reviews)

  • Or if you want to work from home (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • The senior management really don't care much about the company except, for each for their own piece (in 27 reviews)

  • The department you work in determines what kind of work life balance you will have (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Product Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Strive for innovation- try, try and try again attitude; co-workers are amazing to work with; company culture; work-life balance

    Cons

    frequent lay offs; true leaders in management positions is rare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revamp employee performance review to be more holistic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Once great tech giant is full of flaws

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. Salary and benefits are fair. AOL has potential to be as great as it was in it's prime.

    Cons

    Leadership just isn't there and there is little opportunity for growth. The potential for the company with such great talent is squandered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoy coming to work every day!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NOC Analyst in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - NOC Analyst in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Well compensated
    Ability to learn and grow on the job
    Possibility of upward and lateral movement within the company
    Great environment and people
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Unable to change established processes easily
    Not enough engagement opportunities with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves more available to all of your employees
    Reduce political roadblocks for common sense changes to processes
    Stabilize department organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has very good potential for great learning opportunities. Lot of knowledgeable people around.

    Cons

    Layoffs, and not having great managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used to be good till recently.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Middle management don't understand and appreciate employee skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting ride

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice facilities, OK benefits. Most business people I worked with are very skillful and nice to work with.

    Cons

    There are very few or close to none opportunities to advance career. Managers skill need to get improved. A lot of layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great place for work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - flexibility for working Moms, wonderful on-site daycare.
    - happy hours in the office, fun culture
    - great benefits
    - people are great

    Cons

    - opportunity to move up, especially at dulles office
    - morale is low when layoffs happen
    - some politics evident.
    - communication from upper management could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance, some teams are well recognized

    Cons

    no clear direction from the management, the direction and TODO list keeps on changing very often, and difficult for people to deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please decide a firm strategy going forward and value people and teams, and recognize talent , before they decide to leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Career Growth opportunities. Management is very co-operative.

    Cons

    Too many organization changes results in lack of focus for employees due to new roadmap each time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more focused and communicate goals to employees and consumers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome campus, free parking, great cafeteria. Dressing casual everyday was a bonus.

    Cons

    The company's future is unknown, so there is a sense of uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MAke employment options more secure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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