AOL
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corp.aol.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Still a great place to work

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Dulles, VA

ProsAOL's air of informality and the people are what make me want to come to work every day. There is a lot of talent at this place, despite what the media would lead you to believe. Management also truly supports the idea of work/life balance. You are allowed to do your work when and from where you need to do it. With the spinoff from Time Warner and the new leadership, there is real opportunity to turn this ship around and to be part of something exciting, if you are willing to take the risk.

ConsThe constant threat of layoffs can wear even the most optimistic person down. Ongoing changes in company direction and leadership make it difficult to get any traction and seem excessive, even in a technology-based company. Employees feel a bit like they've been in an abusive relationship for the last few years. You don't want to draw attention to yourself or take a risk for fear of putting a layoff target on your back.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe new leadership brings hope and optimism. Please be patient with employees. We have been abused for a few years and need some gentle coaxing to bring us out of our shells. Our innovative nature is still there -- just dormant but by no means dead. Help us build trust with you and we'll help you knock it outta the park!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    manager with poor people skills

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AOL


    Pros: cool factor (aol/video), great downtown location, allow MAC desktops, young and talented crowd. very good technical challenges… Cons: Terrible manager with no people skills, not technical enough to make decision and prone to change his… Advice to Senior Management: allow real open door policy at all level so issues… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great in the beginning, not so great at the end.

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL


    Pros: Great opportunity to learn new job skills in Network &… Cons: Unstable work environment, subject to lots of downsizing. Business… Advice to Senior Management: Revisit mission and business model. Look to future growth… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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