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Not Yet Ready For Millennials

Lead Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Dulles, VA

Pros* Competitive pay
* Fantastic culture
* Most if not all of the newer, non-legacy teams are fun to work with

ConsIf you are a younger developer, approach roles at AOL with caution. While there are certainly many teams at AOL that are surprisingly receptive to new ideas, there are still a number of legacy groups (esp. among the Dulles teams) that remain very hostile to change. It is not uncommon to find some young, startup-ready developer be humiliated in front of his team in retaliation for recommending a new process or tool that goes against the norm. These guys usually end up walking or being forced right out the door and we lose some solid talent that could have helped us turn the company around.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave HR check in with your younger hires (esp. your legacy and Dulles hires) more frequently throughout their first year at AOL to ensure you don't lose them to volatile managers. If these younger folks are seeing resistance from their managers with regard to change in processes and tools, their frustration will be apparent and you can take the next steps.

Additionally, keep a close watch on who is being kicked out of the door and really scrutinize these kids being placed on probationary measures. These can also and have been avenues of retaliation, and may actually indicate a need to move one of these guys to a better environment before they simply take another offer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting place to work with a lot of change, but constant restructuring events lead to poor employee morale.

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    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Management is trying its best to turnaround the company and time will tell whether they are successful. All the change has made for a… Cons: Morale in the corporate segments is pretty poor, as employees are really… Advice to Senior Management: Good Luck with the new strategy. Alumni want the company to be successful, but fear the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Mixed experience

    Marketing (Former Employee)

    I worked at AOL full-time


    Pros: Great people, creative atmosphere, decent work-life balance Cons: Major shifts in vision and senior management No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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