AOL Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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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. 2 people found this helpful

    Great benefits but no faith in the leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits and perks (gym discount, backup daycare and more)
    - Great location with tons of lunch options
    - Nice office and a lot of events with food and drinks

    Cons

    - Lost faith in the management, too many decisions that don't make any sense
    - The CEO keeps causing more and more scandals with rash statements and actions
    - Employees feel like they are a number on some chart, not people
    - Keep needing to worry about the next round of layoffs that is always right around the corner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Treat your employees better, know how to explain the upper management decisions.
    - Offer more professional training options.
    - Stop losing amazing workers because of politics and competition between teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company, no sense of security, questionable future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Great benefits, pays well, nice facilities, on-site gym & cafeterias, corporate culture of giving back & serving local communities.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero stability or employee loyalty. Layoffs are a way of life at AOL. AOL lays off their top talent, high performing employees in an instant.b/c their job function has been deemed no longer relevant, or in order to manipulate quarterly financial results for short term benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company already; morale is at an all time low.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Overall my experience with this company was satisfying.I learned a lot about technology and corporate business.

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    Former Employee - Senior Video Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Video Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A great atmosphere and working environment created for employees, multiple kitchens, healthy snacks beverages, massage chairs, showers, gyms and nap rooms. A unique experience for an in-house corporate video production company, creative content, numerous work travel opportunities. A wide variety of video programming with television style production including, music, entertainment, food, technology, style and fashion. Also included were yearly employee bonuses and company outings.

    Cons

    Generous benefits are provided to full-time employes and time off policies are fair. Very high employee turnover rate a steady stream of layoffs including executives level positions causing constant worry of termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many overlapping last minutes requests often caused improper workflows and employe stress. Increase staff size or hire night staffs for project overflow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Limited Growth Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and work life balance

    Cons

    Limited Growth and higher ups have been there for too long to understand the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop double paying your employees and focus on growth!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. overall was a good ride

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance. Leadership is present in the office and available when escalation is needed. People coming and going, doing their own thing.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth. Always an internal struggle with getting custom sales pitches approved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create structured career path and opportunities for growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. People are amazing - company is in constant limbo.

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    Former Employee - Senior Director, Product Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Product Marketing in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    People. Pay. Culture. People. People.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Under resourced. Lacks good direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. It's a wash

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    Former Employee - Director In Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director In Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    They have one of the greatest stacks of products available in the market. Agencies and advertisers love them. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    It's too large and there's way too much bureaucracy and misogyny. They constantly re-org, especially in sales. You never feel secure in your job. Senior management can be clueless about what goes on on the ground. They just listen to their cronies and then anyone who disagrees is sent packing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Started off great, ended badly

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Snacks, nice office space, work phones

    Cons

    Extremely low paying, focuses on raises for only the elite few, constant layoffs and changes, little respect to most employees, abusive work hours and polices, no work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making your current employees happier instead of focusing on replacing them every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Mostly good

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    Current Employee - Associate Strategic Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Strategic Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good work life balance, and able to work remotely

    Cons

    The company's vision and structure is constantly changing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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