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Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. AOL Slow To Catch Up To Technology

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've enjoyed working at AOL thus far.. The people are great and mostly enjoy working and interacting with everyone, convenience and flexibility of hours and family life is fantastic (especially as a single mother). Telecommuting availability is a nice added feature to have and the casual atmosphere/college life is still there.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is limited because you're always busy no matter what time of the year it is. Escalating issues to other areas is slim due to lack of support can be quite frustrating and difficult. Such a high turn-over rate that who knows who is working in which department any longer. AOL has been VERY slow in keeping up with the latest technology trends and is failing in their current systems and applications it becomes frustrating to its employees who work and support these along with its end users and clientele.

    Good luck moving around in the company, especially if you're already stretched thin in your current department. If you have the lack of resources where you're at.. the chances of you moving into another department will rarely happen. Raises come and go.. but are very minimal considering the amount of work you do. Of course we are over-worked and underpaid as most companies are.. but this is by far the worst I've seen it as a global company supporting internationally and domestically.

    Advice to Management

    Allow movement within the company for your hard-working employees. Show that gratitude not just speaking volumes. Give those individuals an opportunity to grow and gain more knowledge and experience by allowing those time to train in other areas.

    Provide a solid work/life balance and allow more support for other areas of improvement in multiple departments throughout AOL.


  2. helpdesk

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

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

    Pros

    easy to work . nice environment

    Cons

    cheap . pay penny to employee


  3. Helpful (2)

    Likes and Dislikes

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

    I have been working at AOL

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

    Pros

    AOL has great corporate values: Embraces Change, Integrity, Win as a Team, Take Fun Seriously.

    Cons

    AOL needs to add more diversity to its workforce. They are missing out on the opportunity to gain creativity and innovation from the ideas of candidates from different walks of life,

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your workforce.


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  5. Accounting Manager

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

    I have been working at AOL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good salary, team member were nice.

    Cons

    Good salary, team member were nice


  6. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Software Tester

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

    I have been working at AOL

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - reasonable pay and bonus per current market
    - good office cultural, lots of free swags and food

    Cons

    - too much 'self-praise' cultural


  8. Slowly dying

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

    I worked at AOL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great work environment. Its trying to be a young upbeat tech company

    Cons

    No long term growth for the company or employees.


  9. Aol

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Good learning experience , strong architects to work with from client side

    Cons

    Too many management changes within a short time , affect the mobility of planned works


  10. Fun to work for the underdog rather than the alpha dog in an industry

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture - compared my more dinosaur employer, it was nice to have a culture of fun (aka drinking)
    Benefits - good insurance, swag, and other perks
    Work-life balance - can work remotely when needed, work from other offices

    Cons

    Personal growth - if you are not in sales AND you don't wok in New York headquarters, you'll never get promoted
    Organization - the company often makes seemingly random and thoughtless structural and reporting changes
    Value of Sales - the sellers are revered like gods. Everyone else is a peon.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about growth opportunities to people. Increase compensation for people who only receive base pay and not commission


  11. Solid team, an overall valuable experience

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

    I worked at AOL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You meet some talented people
    the pay was fair/good
    amenities were pretty strong

    Cons

    frequent layoffs
    questionable executives
    the location was remote if you lived in DC

    Advice to Management

    My managers were really good. I don't have any advice.



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