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Great work environment and dedicated colleagues in a company facing challenges trying to reinvent themselves

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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 10 years

Pros

Work environment, many smart and dedicated people, flexibility - though not necessarily work and life balance, compensation and benefits are above average

Cons

Wearing people down while the company tries to invent their new identity, you are always connected and the expectation is to react quickly - during evenings and on vacation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make hard decisions, think longer term

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for AOL

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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