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Great people, wonky direction.

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Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Dulles, VA
Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Dulles, VA

I worked at AOL full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Energetic people, great culture! Free beer!

Cons

Sometimes it seemed the company didn't know which direction it was headed. Yearly layoffs. I finally got the axe after ducking & weaving by moving positions/departments.

Advice to Management

Pick a thing and stick to it. If you're going to be a content company, pay the people who create the content! Other than that, quit pushing every link on the main page to HuffPo, it gets tiring to have to go there for every story, political or not.

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  1. Lack of direction, Too many dinosaurs and Egos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great facilities, campus is great. Gym. Lot of state of the art technologies and lots of data to play around with.

    Cons

    Most people would have been here 10 years or more. In most companies this would validate the employer. Here, it just shows these people are survivors and bitter after surviving all those layoffs. Knowledge transfer is minimal as people dont wanna share too much in case they become less valuable. Also a lot of arrogance comes after surviving dozens of layoffs. Lot of cliques around and its hard to find someone cool and secure enough to mentor and help new employees find their way.

    Advice to Management

    People who dont even have college degrees making it to VP levels is fine (in fact, credit to them though in AOL's case its probably someone who has been there since high school) but when they dont have basic communication skills and manners and strut around with huge egos makes them the worst people to work for. Management, you know who you are.


  2. Even those who leave say they'd go back to work for AOL for the right opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Editorial in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Editorial in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative, high energy environment. Genuine emphasis on helping employees be their best (i.e. lots of un-university courses, socials. Genuine commitment to community (Dulles VA employees by the hundreds helped buy and load enought goods to fill an an 18-wheeler, for Hurricane Sandy ravaged residents in NY/NY. Strong emphasis on being healthy. Great help desk support. Great benefits

    Cons

    Tremendous turnover in upper management results in break-neck changes in strategies and staff relations. Our group was hot one year and dumped the next.


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