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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits come at the price of constant layoffs

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

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Great perks, pretty good work-life balance, flexible and casual, wants to be "fun"

    Cons

    Constant fear of layoffs makes everyone paranoid. It is hard to trust the company or the people you work with. Office politics and personal feelings dictate important decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees raise issues and concerns about the leadership, don't ignore them.

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

    Great Place to Work.

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

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    None that comes to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice people, get little done culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Good work life balance - you can work as much or as little as you like
    , nice people, interesting problems

    Cons

    If you really want to make a big impact it is hard to push through all of the red tape and get things done
    Also a very rigid approach to bonuses and promotions - more tenure based than performance based

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good lifestyle. Lots of layoffs.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Great lifestyle. Nice people. Opportunities to learn a lot

    Cons

    Many layoffs. Somewhat unpredictable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layoffs and too frequently cause a lack of loyalty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good so far

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

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

    Pros

    Has very good potential for great learning opportunities. Lot of knowledgeable people around.

    Cons

    Layoffs, and not having great managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    Account Management Intern

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

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Great work/ school flexibility
    Friendly employees
    Independent projects

    Cons

    Hours can be tough but that's about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive and asks for work don't sit around waiting for things to be assigned to you

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10. 2 people 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
  11.  

    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

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