AOL Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Interesting place to work, people were intelligent, but very enamored with who they worked for.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment. They enable creativity. The salary is acceptable but could be better. I feel the people who work there really enjoy working for this organization.

    Cons

    The hours are high even for high tech companies. The people are very enamored with the company they work for and can be hard on new people joining the company if they question why things are done in a certain way. This may not be in all division, but in the 3 I worked for it was.

    Advice to Management

    Try and get back to what made you great many years ago. Also remember, employees have lives outside of their offices that need attention.


  2. Good culture, good pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    no many cons to share


  3. Fellow

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    lots of perks, parties, corporate events
    working at a company with legacy in tech
    exposure to a lot of individuals, celebrities, and high ups

    Cons

    AOL/AIM stigma
    Takes forever to get full time offers
    high turnover
    unsophisticated communication style, not always the most professions

    Advice to Management

    Work on more transparent communcition


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  5. It was amazing to work at Ad.com!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart and intelligent people work here. They encourage people to think out of the box, etc.

    Cons

    Very competitive landscape which is hart to advance quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more transparency of the peer reviews.


  6. All about politics

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

    I have been working at AOL

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance was solid, learned some good things.

    Cons

    Did not see growth opportunities, they all went to the pets of VP and up.

    Advice to Management

    Find people who make things more efficient and give them opportunities to grow. Stop promoting people who can't get anything done.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great benefits but no faith in the leadership

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

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

    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 Management

    - 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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company, no sense of security, questionable future

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

    I worked at AOL

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Awesome place to work

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

    I worked at AOL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to change, inefficient.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Overall my experience with this company was satisfying.I learned a lot about technology and corporate business.

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Great "Starter" Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Love the people at the company - super smart, motivated - people I don't mind hanging out with on a regular basis. Since TA took over have seen a lot more potential and positive energy in the company. Company understands where the industry is heading and has taken steps to stay ahead of the curve (which can be difficult to do in this industry)

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company due to limited roles in the company (i.e. if a senior person is at the company for a while, no opening until that person leaves). Some confusion and lack of leadership in some management teams.



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