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A company still searching for its identity

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Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY

I worked at AOL full-time (more than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The offices are beautiful and comfortable, the benefits are comprehensive, salaries are competitive and there are plenty of fun employee events.

Cons

The company preaches life-work balance, yet many employees are overworked and stressed. The direction of AOL seems to change every six months, leaving lower-level employees struggling to catch up with the executives' visions. Many higher-level employees are in positions where they're ineffective. There's also a culture divide between AOL and Huffington Post.

Advice to Management

Back up your plans with resources that allow employees to succeed. Aim to move innovate rather than keep up with competitors.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Best job EVER!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people!
    Innovative
    Work/Life bonus a plus!
    Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Quarterly layoffs - besides that GO TEAM AOL!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on rewarding your people, not bringing them down with YET another layoff

  2. Sr. Interaction Designer

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    Current Contractor - Senior Interaction Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Interaction Designer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at AOL as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, good benefits, work remotely

    Cons

    Team members change very often

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