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Not a great place to work.

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

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

Pros

Nice people, fun atmosphere, nice office space.

Cons

Lack of talented, competent management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in talent

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture: Things have really started to turn around over the last few years with Tim Armstrong. People really seem to work well together and while we still have our challenges ahead, I really feel a culture of winning in the air.
    Comp: Compensation is fair and overall better than most companies in the industry/area.
    Flexibility: For the most part, we are empowered to do our job where and how we do it best to get the job done.
    Transparency: Our leaders have done an admirable job of keeping the masses informed about the state of the business, the current initiatives and challenges without placating. They treat us like adults, imagine that!
    Career Growth: The paths to growing your career are many. It's fairly self-directed, but very attainable.

    Cons

    Change is the only constant. If you can't handle change, look somewhere else. You have to be able to thrive in an environment where you may work on something for months only to have it no longer be part of the strategy. If you can shrug it off and say "what's next", you'll love it, otherwise it can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be deliberate in your hiring of senior executives and make sure they are culture-appropriate, not just the hot name in the industry. You've proven with some of the mis-hires that that way doesn't work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredibly diverse workforce, a pleasure to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    competitive salaries and growth opportunities

    Cons

    new CEO rigidly requires college degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible! This used to be a fabulous company to work for!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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