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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AOL full-time (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.

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. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (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 Management

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


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