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great team

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

Pros

telecommuted, flexible, good benefits. I never go the opportunity to visit an actual AOL office my entire term there. so my opinions are strictly from a remote standpoint. I think the company is fairly friendly to telecommuters.

Cons

not much choice in what teams you can move between, but that may have been partly due to telecommuting. I think teams could be more enabled than they are. Several groups seemed very top down and didnt allow teams to figure out the best way to solve problems.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower teams, let them innovate, try to not be top down.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for AOL

  1.  

    Glad to have worked there; Glad I left

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

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

    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
  2.  

    Not a great place to work.

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

    I have been working at AOL full-time for 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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