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Working here is like working in a hamster wheel

Independent Contributor (Current Employee)
Dulles, VA

I have been working at AOL full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat compensation
Great perks (especially the gym)
Terrific people

ConsTop management operates under the "Bright Shiny Object" principle
No infrastructure - no standard policies, no standard processes, no consequences for not following existing policies and processes

Advice to Senior ManagementSet a strategy and stick with it for a few months, please! Projects seem to be developed on a whim, and then dropped just as suddenly as soon as a different idea is proposed but not all stakeholders or contributors to the project are told that the project has been stopped. Brands are launched, then forgotten. Products are developed internally at great cost, but are never promoted because promotion space is reserved for competitor products who pay for advertising, and then the internal products die. Nobody knows what anyone else is doing, or who can answer questions when they arise. There is so much turnover in personnel, and very few handoffs of information when people leave or come in, that trying to find answers to questions is hugely challenging. Overall, this is the most frustrating company I've ever worked for in terms of just getting the basic information needed to do the job - like who is working on which product or on which team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great potential, too political to get out of their own way.

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Chicago, IL

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


Pros: Great brands and future potential Cons: 20% of the staff does 80% of the work and genuinely cares about… Advice to Senior Management: Take a moment to step back and take an objective look at the teams and individuals within the company. There are people who… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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I left just when it was getting good

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New York, NY

I have been working at AOL full-time


Pros: Management believes in innovation and rewards for hard work Creative, talented… Cons: Many business strategies competing adn they often trun on a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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