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Why are we still treading water?

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA

Pros

Time off is good and the benefits are ok

Cons

No coherent Strategy for how to actually do anything.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire new blood then quit.

Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for AOL

  1.  

    Has great potential, and great people, but not so much innovation as it's often crippled by politics.

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Very nice and fun people to work with. Lots of talented people seem to come to AOL and subsequently feel frustrated by the lack of progress with projects. Understanding about work and lifestyle balance.

    Cons

    Poor communication. If you're stuck working for the wrong group, it's politically challenging to move around. Lots of politics. Projects are frequently embroiled in cross-departmental politics. Innovation is second to copying trends that are usually a year old. There are a lack of visionaries at the top. The slow pace of projects as a result of poor project and product leadership frustrates employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and take initiative in personally asking your employees what they think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A technology company that needs new technology

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    Current Employee - Senior User Interface Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior User Interface Designer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good work/life balance. I get in at 9, leave at 5, never any overtime and very little stress at work.

    Cons

    Boring. Not at all challenging. People who have carved out a niche for themselves here guard it like a mint. Very little innovation and everything moves VERY slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-vamp the tech part of the company - they slow everyone down. Everyone is dependent on them, but in the short time I've been here, I've been told over and over again, we can't do something because it's too hard for tech, or it would take too long for tech to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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