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AOL Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.3 609 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong

(332 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible work/life balance (although hours can be long)(in 82 reviews)

  • Or if you want to work from home(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk(in 27 reviews)

  • The department you work in determines what kind of work life balance you will have(in 10 reviews)

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    Fun environment, smart engineers.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChance to work on software used by millions. Very organized teams and workflow. Frequent reviews, they will invest in learning new technology.

    ConsFrequent layoffs, slow-moving corporate culture. Engineering seems to be safe from layoffs, it seems mostly middle management that falls victim .

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    great company

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Dulles, VA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMAke employment options more secure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment for self starters

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a great place for growing and championing new ideas. The teams I worked on were highly collaborative, and the people I worked with were brilliant.

    ConsToo many of the legacy employees (those there pre-2000), were entrenched in old-school thinking and were more interested in playing politics in-order to "avoid rocking the boat."

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're current strategy will work in the short-term, but your reliance on display advertising will ultimately be your undoing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Definitely has sound parts of the company, but still feels like it is just trying to stay afloat

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company benefits, the flexible hours, and the opportunity to work remotely are definitely perks. Plus, there are some sharp and talented people still with the company. Lastly, the company does try to provide some interesting events to break up the workday.

    ConsThe politics from the senior leadership severely affect projects and product strategies, sometimes without any sound reason. A couple of them do not appear to have the experience or skills to actually lead their team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Don't do it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt may be bought out by Yahoo!
    Free snacks and drinks
    HuffPo brand saves the company

    ConsUnhappy workers, old strategies, understaffed. Very poor social program. They give up on new ideas far too easily. I was there less than half of a year because they threw up their hands and gave up. Another "restructure". Knew-jerk reactions are not a great way to run a company or revive AOL.com.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide on something and stick with it. Be clearer on goals and when launching something, go big externally versus promoting in-house. Learn how to use social media to increase user base. 10 million isn't as big of a number as you think.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, but don't get comfortable

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosbenefits, travel opportunities, lots of training available, my fellow employees were almost all intelligent, well-educated and helpful.

    ConsManagement seems to have a real problem sticking with projects and tend to cancel them on a moment's notice. Don't get comfortable in your position. Layoffs are constant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide what the company wants to do and stick with it. Maybe get evaluated for ADD.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kinda all over the place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people. Free lunch once per week, some okay snack options and a really nice office space.

    ConsTurn over, downsizing and constant reorg.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good training ground for media

    Senior Manager Business Development (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Proslage organization with lots of resources and opportunity to learn across parts of media, tech, sales etc.

    Conslarge and inert in many ways

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was a great working environment and the salary was not bad as well.

    ConsLack of support from management and continuity in the support of the recommended programs for the employees. Lack of longevity in wellness programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWellness programs, anti- stress and team building programs.

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    Great culture - poor upper management decision making

    Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCulture is great, you feel like they really appreciate you as a person.

    ConsUpper management does not see clearly about promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally take a look at who is managing your teams. Look at each employees yearly review and what they have to say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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