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Its been a roller coaster of management changes

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

causal work environment, nice co-workers

Cons

rolling layoffs every 3 months. you are never safe

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A good place to work to learn, but not a fun place to work.

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    Former Employee - Producer  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Producer in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot here as long as you're prepared to put up with a difficult work culture.

    Cons

    Lots of jockeying for position and uncertainty. Layoffs are guaranteed every few months. Go there if you're proactive about managing your career. And use the experience to find a better opportunity at a more stable company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck. The culture wasn't great here from the get-go with Steve Case. And it's only gotten worse with each passing owner. If you truly want to succeed, then you should do away with the terrible culture and start anew. Try to minimize layoffs to increase stability, hire the best and then keep those brilliant minds by treating people as your most valuable asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work; not so sure quick career advancement

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at AOL as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture, "work hard-play hard" mentality, lots of perks, nice modern office

    Overall, I had a positive experience working here as a contractor.

    Cons

    Not all contractors get permanency; unsure of future career advancement

    I've seen lots of contractors come and go. You need to be aggressive about what you want, but if the budget is not there, don't expect to be hired as a permanent, full-time employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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