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Constant pressure to reduce headcount, continuous layoffs and a focus on shareholder value instead of making the company

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Current Employee - Engineer in Dulles, VA
Current Employee - Engineer in Dulles, VA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Potentially interesting technology and applications to work on, company has no debt, if you are in one of the semi-autonomous groups , then your work life is pretty good. Layoff benefits are not bad

Cons

Constant layoffs, and depending on department either in large blocks as in traditional layoffs or ongoing, continuous, layoffs of one and two people per week. Depressed work force that is always behind the curve.

Advice to Management

Tim and his management team need to realize employees are not just a form of expense. The constant layoffs, reduction in benefits and cost cutting has ruined what was a great place only one year ago

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  1. Helpful (1)

    AOL Does a Good Job of Making Itself a Good Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laidback but professional atmosphere, lots of initiatives aimed at upholding fun, social company culture, generally flexible work schedules (within reason), lots of great people, spirit of open communication from upper management, plenty of room for career growth and change from within (as well as clear HR protocol on how to explore new positions within the company). Not uncommon for company's business strategies to change course, but I consider that a good thing, as it means the company is agile, and willing to change to meet market demands.

    Cons

    HUGE company, which can be overwhelming depending on what your position or experience is. There are a lot of resources available, but it can be confusing to navigate those resources.


  2. A fast paced, fun, entrepreneurial atmosphere.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Accomplishments are recognized, upward mobility encouraged.

    Cons

    Longer hours, a little of the pesky company politics.


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