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Great company but lacks job security

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

people working there are smart. benefits are great. pay is average.

Cons

layoffs happening all the time without any reason why. no job security. Management is only open to good things happening, and deny the bad ones.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be open.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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 (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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Producer in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than an 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
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