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Started out great, but the constant staffing and cost cutting are demoralizing

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good team working on a turnaround with promising results
Management takes big bets
Exciting problems to work
Energetic environment
Finally got rid of Patch

Cons

Constant cost cutting is exhausting - recent 401k change is icing on the cake
Constant headcount reductions - sometimes people just disappear
Understaffed
The people are not all top notch - some still need to be weeded out

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If talent is really important to the company then start acting like it. Stop letting Wall St dictate all of the numbers and actions. The stock price is only one measure of a company's success.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1.  

    Average experience

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    Current Employee - IT Management  in  Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - IT Management in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, good work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of politics at senior levels. Little to no indoctrination for new management hires. You have to find your own way. Expectation that you'll know policies, even if they're not documented.

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    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    not bad, til the end

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great smart people all around

    Cons

    Today's environment is very different and more difficult than when I was there

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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