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Former Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in New York, NY

Pros

-Incredibly talented technology team
-A good feeling of "team" in some places despite being such a large organization
-Opportunity to work on products and services that are used by a lot of people

Cons

-Large stakeholder groups make it difficult to get things done
-Multiple layoffs distract from doing real work (it's hard to concentrate when everyone is buzzing with worry)
-Frequent reorganizations also distract from doing real work (it's hard to concentrate when everyone is trying to figure out new groups and management structures)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for AOL

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    Not a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Dulles, VA

    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
  2.  

    Roll of the Dice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    Pros

    Good paying, swank office (Beverly Hills), fun place, covered underground parking, clean restrooms, top of the line equipment, free food, free BEER (yes, you read that right) and free bicycles to ride around the neighborhood on for lunch or dinner

    Cons

    So the all of the above sounds great, right? Well, trouble in paradise hits when you have constant lack of job security! AOL is kind of a dysfunctional company, constantly trying to re-invent itself. Currently it's under the dominion of Arianna Huffington, who, on a whim, decided she didn't need my branch of the AOL government anymore! And it doesn't help when your left kind of directionless, which is due to poor communication from management. Although the flip-side to that coin might be ok if you don't like someone hovering over your shoulder all the time...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to people underneath you more often and it won't be so awkward when you check in on them every three weeks!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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