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

Producer (Former Employee)
Dulles, VA

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

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

ConsLots 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 Senior ManagementGood 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work; not so sure quick career advancement

Recruiting Coordinator (Current Employee)
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… Cons: Not all contractors get permanency; unsure of future career advancement I've seen lots of contractors come and go. You need to be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Compensation was great. The work was not.

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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


Pros: Absolutely great benefits. Full family medical, 401K with matching and… Cons: Corporate environment. Highly compartmentalized, hierarchical, and loaded with process =>… More

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