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Good experience at a company that's rebooting itself

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at AOL as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

AOL still has good people with years of expertise, and they are reshaping to work on new technologies that are more fun.

Cons

Perception of the company is still a bit poor, and it's a little weird when people ask if AOL is 'still around'. Internal infrastructure seems to be a bit outdated as well but that's improving. It's not a sure thing that they'll still be around in 5 years, so it's not the safest place to 'build a career'.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Amazing Worklife Balance - Low Change of Progression

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    AOL is a great place to work if you have a family or want to be able to have a life outside of work. Everyone is very casual, there is no dress code and the hours are generally very good. Management has a focus on employee happiness and everyone is very understanding of priorities and responsibilities outside of the workplace.

    Cons

    There are a lot of lay-offs at the company due to Management's strategy to continuously cut costs. There isn't much room for upward mobility because of the cost savings strategy and there is limited company growth. Many talented people leave because they will only be promoted if the boss leaves or dies, which rarely happens.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    AOL Does a Good Job of Making Itself a Good Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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