AOL

  corp.aol.com
  corp.aol.com

AOL Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
666 Reviews
3.5
666 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong
Tim Armstrong
367 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    It used to be good till recently.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Middle management don't understand and appreciate employee skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services
    Current Employee - Client Services

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to learn about the digital landscape. The company delves into video, mobile, desktop, content and many other categories

    Really smart people work at this company

    Always looking to train employees on new or current trends to better service clients, compensation is competitive

    Cons

    Professional growth opportunities can be limited, work-life balance can suffer at times, don't let the fact you are working with great people cloud your judgement regarding career objectives and advancements

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice office, friendly coworkers. The office can be a fun place to work, and I always had access to the equipment I needed.

    Cons

    Outdated company, resistance to change, old/uninformed management for a tech company. Management didn't seem to come from or understand tech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a few new people fro outside the company into management positions for a fresh perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Interesting ride

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice facilities, OK benefits. Most business people I worked with are very skillful and nice to work with.

    Cons

    There are very few or close to none opportunities to advance career. Managers skill need to get improved. A lot of layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Culture, Poor Career Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    Amazing workplace culture. Great benefits. Pretty cool people.

    Cons

    Very little career growth. Pretty cool people (read: some not-so-great people).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clearer paths for career growth. Don't get stuck doing the same old. Re-invent, try new things!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience for new graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits lots of smart people

    Cons

    Crazy work hours, expected to work 60 hour weeks regularly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people have some personal life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This was a great job and the company is really turning things around versus the rocky old days!

    Cons

    Overall, I'd say there are still issues with the company that need to be worked out to be a huge success again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As usual, need to consider the value of the individual employees and how they fit into the business itself!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    AOL cares about its employees and it shows in perks and retention.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Advertising in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Advertising in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Aol has all of the perks of the big tech companies and maintains a small family feel. Some examples include yoga, happy hours, volunteering, catered lunches, paid internship, etc.

    Cons

    The advertising product can be somewhat mundane, but as Aol continues to innovate and strategically acquire, I imagine the day-to-day will become more interesting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off could be increased.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work and build a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The people, the culture, the innovation and the ability to make it what you want it to be. Anyone can go for it.

    Cons

    Accountability, too many CEO's that don't agree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get everyone on the bus at every level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I got invaluable experience here as an intern that kickstarted my career. I was given lots of opportunity to take on responsibility. The team I worked with was great, and for an internship, the pay was decent.

    Cons

    Internship never turned to full-time offer with benefits, despite being at the company for almost 3 years -- and all that great experience really = the workload of a full-time with benefits staffer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at AOL? Share Your Experiences

AOL

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.