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Fun company, but lacked organizational communication

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Account Manager in New York, NY
Former Intern - Account Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at AOL as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Culture revolves around playful perks and having a good time with co-workers. An extremely social experience.

Cons

Lots of ventures and acquisitions, it was hard to tell the direction the company was going in.

Advice to Management

Emphasize the 'team' in 'teamaol' in the management/corporate strategy and not just the 'fun' sense.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Good culture, Revolving door

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and stability, good perks

    Cons

    low pay, sluggish stock and too much bureacracy


  2. Lack of Product Strategy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Greater cost controls, more focus on fewer products/brands. Dulles, VA work environment has improved in the last year but at times you feel forgotten if you're not in NYC.

    Cons

    The brand still carries the baggage of being you parents' (or grandparents') internet service. While the financial books are in good shape, the company lacks a visionary to lead product strategy. Also, there have been lost opportunities in the mobile space.

    Advice to Management

    You need product leaders who are given the freedom to innovate. The sugar rush from the patent sale won't last forever. You need bona fide product leads; not finance and biz dev folks running product strategy.


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