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Contracting for AOL in London.

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Former Contractor - Technical Lead in London, England (UK)
Former Contractor - Technical Lead in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at AOL as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Interesting, challenging large scale projects.

Cons

Large corporation politics, lack of clear direction.

Advice to Management

Software engineers aren't disposable commodities. You get what you pay for.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Positive company, great office space.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, nice office space with always something happening. Given interesting work to do. Supervisor was great guy to work for. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, especially those unavoidable all hands. I felt one or two of the bosses could work on their people skills / man management.

    Advice to Management

    Felt a little bit left to own devices at times, maybe more general feedback on performance.


  2. Software Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation, working on real-world, cutting-edge problems.

    Cons

    Very difficult to innovate, system moves rather slowly specifically product and business managers. Often technology can be ready very fast but leveraging of features can take very long.

    Advice to Management

    If you want the company to be perceived as a top-technological company, streamline the process of product development, from idea to live feature. Be open to take new ideas from the engineering teams.


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