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Managing Chaos with a side of cool

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AOL

Pros

Great culture, people and work

Cons

After merger with Time Warner they went into a downward spiral

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  1.  

    Think you know "fast paced?"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    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.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good culture, Revolving door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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