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AOL Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
681 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Management Intern

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Responsibilities, benefits, company culture, company size, attention to interns, internship program, intern mingling with managers, upward mobility, possible post grad hiring,

    Cons

    sometime lack of company culture, extreme silos between O&O and ad/sales team, work-life balance, training, constant change in corporate executive leadership, budgetary issues and limitation, sterotype to company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to break the mold that AOL is often known to be in, executive leaders should also take more time to listen and give more attention to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Long Term Contract Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Long Term Contract Partner in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Feeling of working for a smaller company. Good benefits. Great co-workers in my group. Ability to telecommute in some positions. Company has reinvented itself and has managed to stay alive for over 20 years.

    Cons

    Not bleeding edge technical company. Management still trying to find their way forward. Great loyalty to employees. Once your part of the family you can network. Could be frustrating to a technologist. Senior management focused on reinventing itself so you may not feel like your a star.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider spreading an inspirational feeling all the down the through the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company and perks, sort of an awkward work environment at times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Great perks and speaker series, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Company should be more ethnically diverse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Nice building and work environment.

    Cons

    People aren't that social or welcoming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Product Manager

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    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
  7.  

    Enjoy coming to work every day!

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    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
  8.  

    Overall working with AOL was great. Fun, interesting, eventful, and fair. They seem to still be on the cutting edge.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is always something fun going on such as community volunteering opportunities, contests ad even merit raises and bonuses!

    Cons

    In my few years there, it was always a struggle at the top so there was management turnover that sometimes felt unnerving. But things were still very stable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    q&a engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    aggressive strategies in advertisement

    Cons

    High competition from new and more advance tech companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    customer satisfaction survey a necessity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    AOL, Strategic AM

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Dont have to work too hard to succeed
    Lots of independence
    Perks of being in sales - conferences, events, free food, taking clients on

    Cons

    Over-managed, management is very on top of you at times (usually about insignificant tasks)
    Pay isn't great
    No growth in the AM role, which has been acknowledged all the way up
    Was told they would pay for my tuition and then claimed we had 2 years of bad quarters so they couldn't afford it any more - management doesn't stick by their word

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create jobs out of AM without making everyone be a front-line seller to get a raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible, balanced, paced, simple but challenging at times

    Cons

    pressure, messy, old style, unorganized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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