AOL Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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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. I miss this place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administer in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, culture, good benefits, opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    There was a downward spiral for a while. Layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Find your new niche.

  2. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, great products. Awesome customer service mentality and reputation. Great benefits and outlook on employee happiness

    Cons

    A lot of people and in flux processes can clog efficiency. Growth path can be difficult and restricted by office location. Roles and responsibilities vary a lot without a solid accountability or discipline on performance. This can go on for quite some time. However, its not the norm.

  3. Good culture, good pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    no many cons to share

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  5. Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, interesting projects, a lost more going on than meets the eye.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to change, inefficient.

  6. great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work on latest and greatest technology

    Cons

    fast changing market can pose challenges

  7. Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome culture. Great place to work on the latest and the best in technology.

    Cons

    fast changing company priorities could be challenging at times

  8. Financial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at AOL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture in AOL is very important

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons

  9. Enjoy coming to work every day!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Make yourselves more available to all of your employees
    Reduce political roadblocks for common sense changes to processes
    Stabilize department organization

  10. Work hard, play hard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AOL takes fun seriously. There are always activities like happy hours, group outings, company parties. AOL isn't cheap either. The events that the company hosts never has a shortage of booze or food. There are other random perks like celebrities that visit the office and come talk to the employees and we're given the chance to ask them anything random question. There are ping pong tables, NAP ROOMS, snacks, and amazing/ passionate people. Overall, great place to work.

    Cons

    I didn't have much of a work life balance, but it all depends on your team and the nature of your job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great Job.

  11. Great workplace and people - Wow job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, Great workplace, Flexible environment

    Cons

    Assessment system needed improvement and relook

    Advice to Management

    Reward people based on your domain achievements not on comparative assessment

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