AOL Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. roller coaster

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

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

    Pros

    great benefits
    culture
    flexible work schedule
    good personal / professional life balance
    dog policy

    Cons

    no clear path
    constantly changing priorities
    lack of experienced management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Awesome place to work and build a career.

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    • 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
  3. Learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL as an intern (more than a 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
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  5. AOL cares about its employees and it shows in perks and retention.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales and Advertising in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Intern - Sales and Advertising in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at AOL as an intern (more than a 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
  6. Great place for work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    - flexibility for working Moms, wonderful on-site daycare.
    - happy hours in the office, fun culture
    - great benefits
    - people are great

    Cons

    - opportunity to move up, especially at dulles office
    - morale is low when layoffs happen
    - some politics evident.
    - communication from upper management could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance, some teams are well recognized

    Cons

    no clear direction from the management, the direction and TODO list keeps on changing very often, and difficult for people to deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please decide a firm strategy going forward and value people and teams, and recognize talent , before they decide to leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Educational

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Visual Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Visual Designer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, fun people, nice office space

    Cons

    no career path for designers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace design

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Best Job Experience Ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Management, Once in a lifetime experience

    Cons

    None- it was insane and fun

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great team, great managment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Leadership is top notch, lots of areas (and support) for innovation and new products, you get to develop at scale. There is a big push from the top down to really get involved in open source, both as consumers and contributors. Also they're really interested in reviving the tech culture, getting out to conferences, and generally letting people know that AOL is alive and doing things.

    Cons

    Lots of moving pieces that move at different paces. Working across teams is not unpleasant, but there can be the typical political posturing that slows things bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Career Growth opportunities. Management is very co-operative.

    Cons

    Too many organization changes results in lack of focus for employees due to new roadmap each time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more focused and communicate goals to employees and consumers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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