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Great People, Rough Leadership

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at AOL

Pros

* Great team members
* Easy access to needed resources
* Above average compensation and benefits
* Nice facilities
* Interesting work, depending on the group you are in

Cons

Not all teams have great leadership. Often times great engineers will be put into management and leadership positions where they don't really belong. The looming threat of layoffs always made for tense times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the good engineers where they belong, doing engineering work.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    It is probably best to work elsewhere if you value your sanity.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Fairish salary. Classes are paid for, good vacation time, lots of sick days. You basically cannot be fired no matter how incompetent you are.

    Cons

    The number is incompetent people who cannot properly communicate or do their jobs properly is astounding. How these people keep their jobs is beyond me. It ways down the high performers. You know what also weights down the people who do a good job? A 3% bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people who cannot do their jobs. There is no reason we need to keep them on if they cannot do what is assigned to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A very dynamic and fast paced environment. Has a entreprenural mindset, which is great for out of the box thinking.

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

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Collaborative atmosphere, great people,teamplay is a part of the day to day working environment. There us room for growht and alot of exciting and diverse jobs.

    Cons

    Its a startup business again and has to face those challenges in the current economy. They are still going through reorgs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep they employees in the loop on changes they need to make quickly, continue to be transparent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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