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AOL Reviews in Ireland

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
664 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.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at AOL as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast, great building, smart and nice co-workers/managers, brown bag sessions

    Cons

    Can't think of any thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place, but still a work in progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits and perks
    - Work culture
    - Colleagues are great to work with
    - Business transparency
    - Great brands
    -

    Cons

    - Lots of chiefs
    - Frequent business changes a lot of the time lately. Change is good don't get me wrong, and it strengthens your skills/character, but we're craving some kind of stability too. One minute we're working on a project, the next it's moved elsewhere or it's canceled. Europe doesn't get the TLC that it needs from the US even though we're a global company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some very good benefits but need to sort out salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    25 days holidays, onsite gym, ability to work from home, free coffee/tea/soft drinks/breakfast cereal/danishes, VHI

    Cons

    Salary not competitive, career advancement criteria ambiguous,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better feedback of what is required for career advancement, address salary issue as it is not competitive for Dublin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, good vibe, poor long term prospects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    25 days holidays
    Working from home option for some employees
    Decent benefits: Gym, social club
    Top class engineering talent.
    Opportunities to work on interesting projects affecting millions of people.

    Cons

    Doesn't reward staff. Bonuses cut this year, token payrises given with promotions, <1% annual payrises. Effectively paycuts when bonus cuts taken into account.

    3 months notice needed to leave the company for new hires, 2 months for existing employees.

    Managers are very poor on communication with employees. May only have meetings with manager a couple of times a year. No discussion on opportunities to progress and grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort things out regarding career and advancement opportunities for performing staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to work, brilliant people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The company office had Excellent facilities and i was involved in using Cutting edge technologies. It was a time when there was exciting projects to work on and excellent training was provided by the company.

    Cons

    My one gripe was that none of my projects reached completion. All were cancelled before implementation and i had put a lot of work into them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for. Great flexibility.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility on working hours. It helps to balance personal and professional life
    Plenty of social events
    They look after the employee and there is a good level of commitment with the community organizing several charity events during the year

    Cons

    Little for room for improvement. I find difficult to thrive in my career.
    Small focus on research and development
    Salaries are not competitive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Gym, on site nurse, breakfasts in canteen, easy going people, working from home allowance

    Cons

    It is still city center, but have to commute with red luas line - so get a car!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice job low salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    People there are very good in their job, communication is good (you know what is going on in the company), very good software engineer practices, flexible timetable, and you can work from home sometimes.

    Cons

    Salaries are very low comparing to the competition. You have too much to do job a very low salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of people leave the company after one year because they realize how much money they are loosing working in AOL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to work for :)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Open Door Policy
     - Great Training and Development
     - Opportunities for Progression

    Cons

    Not moving forward as quickly as it used to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote Loyalty in work and try hold on to your top staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive company, great office space.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at AOL full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, nice office space with always something happening. Given interesting work to do. Supervisor was great guy to work for. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, especially those unavoidable all hands. I felt one or two of the bosses could work on their people skills / man management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Felt a little bit left to own devices at times, maybe more general feedback on performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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