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A family friendly company that is a perfect balance for my lifestage at this moment."

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Current Employee - Director  in  Beverly Hills, CA
Current Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA

I have been working at AOL full-time for less than a year

Pros

Family friendly, general pervasiveness of work-life balance attitude, collaborative & optimistic culture (within the Beverly Hills office), dog friendly (within the Beverly Hills office), VP level executives appear approachable and collaborative, awesome original/premium written & video content for a digital/tech company, pioneer of programmatic revolution.

Cons

Brands (aka, Huffington Post, Patch) work very separately from corporate AOL including with product management/business operations/most important decisions, sellers rely on specialists too much which makes every sale very expensive and keeps sellers' knowledge relatively poor of company's products, consumer experiences are not reaching scale successfully, mobile consumer experiences are not invested in enough, decision making is vague and ambiguous, direction of AOL corporate is not clear, horrible external corporate branding is not getting fixed so consumer perception of AOL brand is still poor, politics with industry personality corporate leaders, talent/skill varies widely (not an exceptional standard throughout the company)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I get the big bets on programmatic. But we also need to make some bets on consumer experience with some refreshed talent on a corporate level (bigger level than just within a brand). Maybe some acquisitions in our near future? Also, product need some time to breathe and cultivate with resources dedicated to them if they were allowed to initiate. We'll never create anything good if we don't allow it to grow.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work-at-home option

    Former Employee - Blogger
    Former Employee - Blogger

    I worked at AOL as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work schedule and hours

    Cons

    frequent change in direction and management

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic experience with a group that was essentially a startup within AOL.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dedicated and competent team. Close knit environment.

    Cons

    Poor strategic planning from corporate within the space we were working in.

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