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AOL Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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75% Approve of the CEO

AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong

(51 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Team, strange corporate goals

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsOur entity, had great flexibility.

ConsInteracting with the rest of the corporation was often frustrating

Advice to Senior Managementturns out, talented people are important. Keeping them around is a good idea ;)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Strategic Account Manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFlexibile schedule, lots of freedom, not too difficult a job

ConsInternal politics, lots of bureaucracy, heavy team work

Advice to Senior ManagementTA is great - highly approve of his leadership

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work at

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWell paced development environment, friendly people. Good benefit.

ConsThe general health of the company.

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Great company to work for to learn about the Digital Marketing Industry.

Marketing (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company is a great place to learn a lot in a short amount of time. The pace is extremely fast and will help you advance in your career very quickly.

ConsThe company is not a longterm career choice. It is constantly going through restructuring and eliminating roles which leads to a heavy turnover rate.

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Started out great, but the constant staffing and cost cutting are demoralizing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGood team working on a turnaround with promising results
Management takes big bets
Exciting problems to work
Energetic environment
Finally got rid of Patch

ConsConstant cost cutting is exhausting - recent 401k change is icing on the cake
Constant headcount reductions - sometimes people just disappear
Understaffed
The people are not all top notch - some still need to be weeded out

Advice to Senior ManagementIf talent is really important to the company then start acting like it. Stop letting Wall St dictate all of the numbers and actions. The stock price is only one measure of a company's success.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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AOL Does a Good Job of Making Itself a Good Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsLaidback but professional atmosphere, lots of initiatives aimed at upholding fun, social company culture, generally flexible work schedules (within reason), lots of great people, spirit of open communication from upper management, plenty of room for career growth and change from within (as well as clear HR protocol on how to explore new positions within the company). Not uncommon for company's business strategies to change course, but I consider that a good thing, as it means the company is agile, and willing to change to meet market demands.

ConsHUGE company, which can be overwhelming depending on what your position or experience is. There are a lot of resources available, but it can be confusing to navigate those resources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Summer Internship

Business Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at AOL as an intern

ProsGreat pay, great environment in the office, a lot of responsibilities given to interns

ConsA lot of work but definitely worth it!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent people, everyone motivates everyone else. The company events are awesome

Creative (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

Prosbenefits, perks, etc. and they tend to hire only talented people. if you're slow on the uptake, you wont last there

Conseveryone always asks "wait what theyre still exist?"

Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company with a great pool of talents

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

ProsInterview process was rigorous. The company still has a lot of legacy from the old internet days - like the engineering assets and different types of internal seminars and learning opportunities etc.

ConsSeat change every 3 months in NYC headquarter - everyone except Tim Armstrong and some sales people on the 6th floor gets their seats shuffled every 3 months. And my desk was from a cubicle downgraded all the way to a huge thin strip desk in a "Grand Central" style news room. So called "start-up" style -but really was just another cost cutting tactics and the result of fast hiring spree.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't do hiring spree in one business unit this year and cut off the entire line of business in another. Tim Armstrong's focus has been changing since he took off the office. And $1B patent sale was probably a poor way to boost stock price in a short term.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Ad Ops Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGood work / life balance. Company has really resurrected itself.

ConsBenefits could be better. For a large company, it's pretty basic.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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