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A Contractor that watched poor choices many times

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Product Manager in Dulles, VA
Former Contractor - Product Manager in Dulles, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at AOL as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Some good people there and good pay as a contractor. It was also rather flexible and relaxed in the office.

Cons

Lots of changes in direction and overall poor choices like the commitment to Patch. Due to poor choices regarding what to fund I saw many people get laid off, some of which were there for many years and had tons of knowledge that was essential to the workings of AOL systems.

Advice to Management

Hint: Listen to your customers. When I was there I looked in to a customer feedback link for CORE services only to find out that #1 it was broken, #2 nobody was reading the feedback and #3 nobody had any power to respond or react to the feedback.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. AOL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities for certain employees


  2. Creaky infrastructure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great goals - they keep trying to get back on top; non-profit connections for employees

    Cons

    need to re-shape from the inside out. Poor infrastructure keeps them from capitalizing on the acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Toss old equipment stacked up in a warehouse instead of passing it around to employees who need *new* machines. Gut all the intra-websites and security and get a new, smart system in place. Loose the FAX requests and desk phones.


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