AOL Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
626 Reviews
3.5
626 Reviews
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AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    Progressive values on work - allows telecommuting, good work stations/laptops. If you are a passionate about technology you will enjoy the way tech. workers are treated.

    Cons

    A bit sloppy in how things are managed. Needs more maturity and structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a clearer vision to employees on what the vision is. Implement better policies and more structure in how your IT teams are run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have a pretty reasonably easy job but the pay is nice.

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    Current Employee - AOL TacOps  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - AOL TacOps in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    For a full-time job its $12 an hour vs the minimum wage of most jobs which is $8 an hour.

    It has health care, vacation time, seniority doesn't mean much which is a bonus if you only plan to work the job for a few months or years etc.

    Even though you work 80 hours a week you have a lot of free time and computers aren't restricted.

    Cons

    Teams for TacOps are small teams of 4-16 people. And only 4-6 people work at the same time.

    Sometimes it's so slow waiting for stuff to come in you zone out and before you know if a problem occurs that you have to fix and it's like a smack in the face.

    I want a window seat but I didn't get one... lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I with the company did something more to help their employees go to school. I'm young and this is my first full time job but I want to go to college and can't afford it without the job but with the job it's going to be tough to work fulltime and go to school fulltime as this job doesn't allow for part time.

    I want to become a software engineer/developer and I think it would be cool if AOL and Sutherland helped with this in some way shape or form because in the long run it would not only help me but I could move up into a higher job within the company maybe making AOL Desktop versions etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    AOL

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People, atmosphere, salary, location and values

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Technologist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Technologist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You get to work from home

    Cons

    Pressure can be intense at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work here

    Cons

    None. Cant think of any right now.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A disaster; hope it's improved

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Great benefits, some good people.

    Cons

    Terrible management, no direction, no chance for advancement, much of the workforce was substandard even in critical areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Great vibe lots of positive people.

    Cons

    cancel projects all the time.

  9.  

    Great company to work for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    The benefits offered are great!

    Cons

    None are coming to my mind

  10.  

    Good place to work, family friendly, competitive salary, company doing well.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great for moms/parents, competitive salaries. Parts of the company are really growing ahead of pace of the industry. Recent acquisitions have set up the company for more growth and success. Letting the individual brands under the AOL umbrella run somewhat autonomously makes decision making more fluid and feel like a smaller company.

    Cons

    Politics like everywhere. Turnover and restructuring are a regular occurrence though a lot of turnover is due to employees being wooed away to other companies. AOL's brand reputation remains a head-scratcher to the general public and doesn't match the growth, success and stock price increase over the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the brand reputation to lure talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good team and laid back working enviroment

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    Current Employee - Product Management Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Management Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at AOL as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good environment, good team, keep moving forward

    Cons

    It is a big and old company. People spent a lot of time on communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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