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Overall positive experience for contractor

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in New York, NY
Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in New York, NY

I have been working at AOL as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

lots of opportunity, exciting time to be a part of the company. great work environment and generally happy employees. Good team spirit, helpful co-workers

Cons

being a contractor for a while and no sign of being converted to full time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Convert good and hard working contractors. Invest in your people.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Fun company, but lacked organizational communication

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL as an intern (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lack of Product Strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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