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Good benefits. Too many layoffs

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director in Sterling, VA
Former Employee - Director in Sterling, VA

I worked at AOL full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Most employees are great to work with. The goal of the CEO is a good one.

Cons

Senior management talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk. Execution on CEO's goals is very sloppy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Walk the walk. Layoffs have made all teams skittish. Need to tear off the bandaid and get to work on rebuilding a reasonable culture.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company and culture. But lots of changes causing layoffs

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    AOL offers good benefits. The general culture is easy going and family oriented. A lot of great talented people working there. During the early years the company was top notch providing employees with lots of training and opportunities to grow. Not so much now.

    Cons

    Company is trying to turn around causing lots of restructuring and layoffs. For the last 2 years there seems to be layoffs every 6 months. That is causing a lot of good talent to jump ship. It doesn't have anything to do with miss management but just a res structure of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be opened and honest to employees about the future of the different departments and company over all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Always worried about layoffs

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

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

    Pros

    -learned a lot
    -coworkers are great
    -casual work environment
    -flexible work/life balance (although hours can be long)

    Cons

    -always worried about layoffs
    -management very short-term profit focused vs long term growth
    -struggling to redefine itself
    -no room for growth, especially in Virginia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive turnover is too high. Need executives who motivate employees to innovate and get back on top of the Internet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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