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Great people, scattered strategy

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at AOL full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

AOL grants its employees access to an invaluable number of resources--from both a culture standpoint as well as professionally. Additionally, it values its people that the company took great care in hiring the best of the best. I found I worked amongst the best and brightest.

Cons

At times, things felt so volatile that I never knew what I was walking into in the morning--whether it was another acquisition, an org change, layoffs or an exciting new product. It was really unpredictable but that was also a great way to learn and adapt.

Advice to Management

Measure twice, cut once.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Great workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun filled environment, challenging job, talented people, competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Roles are not well defined, hard to get promotions.


  2. Good opportunity for engineers to learn project and product management basics as well as new tech.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small teams of 5 or so engineers, 3 QA, plus managers mean that everyone gets insight into others' responsibilities and can thereby expand one's perspective and skills.

    Cons

    There used to be annual large layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Every year, give a different set of senior engineers and QA people a year of sabbatical in which they must form 5-person teams to conceive and develop a startup-like project with no public association to AOL.


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