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General Manager (Former Employee)
Dulles, VA

ProsAOL was in the middle of the Internet boom and so it was a very exciting time to work there. Many VERY smart people chasing disruptive business models and some people (the earlier hires) became very wealthy.

ConsThe culture could be poisonous and, likely due to the possibility of quick riches, attracted people with questionable ethical standards, and some of these people moved up quickly. There was also the tendency to make rash business decisions without really evaluating the market/data, and as a result hundreds of millions of dollars we're blown in the pursuit of really poorly thought-out initiatives.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe pursuit of some type of journalistic, media business model has proven itself to be folly over and over again. Watching a market cap go from +100BN to <2BN should be a clear indication that nobody believes the margins or growth prospects of this model are attractive. There needs to be a refocus on product vs editorial before it's too late.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Principal Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great work environment, in building cafeteria, flexible work hours (work… Cons: People who's been working there for over 10 years are generally not technically competitive and unwilling to embrace… Advice to Senior Management: value those who can actually work and give them a career… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AOL full-time


    Pros: Community connections through civil service activities and team building workshops, well known brand in the… Cons: A large company is often difficult to navigate, some divisions… Advice to Senior Management: continue to take care of your best people and they… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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