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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Fun extracurricular activities, if you have time to participate in them.
Flexible work arrangements
Good benefits
Great maternity leave
Great family sick time policy

Cons

Ridiculous performance evaluation process with a forced "performance curve/calibration process" whereby good performers end up with bad ratings to meet the "curve" and get stripped of bonuses and/or merit increases.
Incredibly fast paced culture. Constant fire drills due to poor planning. Always several competing projects at hand, and everyone expects immediate turnaround.
Inability to "unplug" from the job - unwritten rule that you are expected to respond immediately to after hours requests and emails.
Flexible work arrangements do not apply to all departments equally - it depends on who you work for.

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for AOL

  1.  

    Good culture, Revolving door

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    great benefits and stability, good perks

    Cons

    low pay, sluggish stock and too much bureacracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work
    salaries decent

    Cons

    Matrix management structure that can be hard to navigate and get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with lower management as to what is really going on

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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