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I loved working at AOL

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The culture and the people are great at AOL. The teams are very collaborative and you really feel like you are a part of a company that wants to win. They support a flexible work schedule and let you come in and do your job with out the micro management that you find at so many companies. They also sell almost every type of digital advertising from display, text ads, search, local and those can vary from performance based campaigns, branding, re-targeting, behavioral, geo-targeted, etc. so each client has a custom plan based on their needs.

Cons

The only con I can think of is their training program for new hires could be more robust.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, wonky direction.

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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