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AOL Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
695 Reviews
3.5
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to change, inefficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great place

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    • Senior Management
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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)

    Pros

    great place to work on latest and greatest technology

    Cons

    fast changing market can pose challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Culture in AOL is very important

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoy coming to work every day!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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
  7.  

    Work hard, play hard.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great Job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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)

    Pros

    Great people, Great workplace, Flexible environment

    Cons

    Assessment system needed improvement and relook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people based on your domain achievements not on comparative assessment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Outstanding work culture and good work life balance.

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

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great & talented people and challenging work
    Good work life balance.
    Lot to learn and advance technology in use.
    Nice salary and promotions.

    Cons

    Job security.
    Too much shuffling in internal management.
    Not much innovation work these days.
    Less transparency.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Video Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Video Operations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation, generous benefits, smart and friendly people, fun office environment with cool perks (such as nap rooms), a fast-paced environment exponential growth, commitment to volunteering. Also HuffPost Live and the BUILD series, both of which brings top-tier talent and celebrities from a variety of fields into the office.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management structure makes it difficult to advance; the company changes its mission and pivots its focus every few months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at AOL as an intern

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is the culture. Everyone is very fun and young. It is very invigorating and everyone was welcoming. My boss encouraged me to take advantage of the free training sessions and they really want you to improve.

    Cons

    I think there was sometimes a miscommunication of who was doing what. Everyone knew a bit about everything and there were few extremely specialized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to focus on strategy. Our culture is there to support us but now we have to move forward, acquire more companies like Huffington Post, and streamline towards the goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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