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Fun environment, smart engineers.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AOL

Pros

Chance to work on software used by millions. Very organized teams and workflow. Frequent reviews, they will invest in learning new technology.

Cons

Frequent layoffs, slow-moving corporate culture. Engineering seems to be safe from layoffs, it seems mostly middle management that falls victim .

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    great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome campus, free parking, great cafeteria. Dressing casual everyday was a bonus.

    Cons

    The company's future is unknown, so there is a sense of uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MAke employment options more secure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great environment for self starters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a great place for growing and championing new ideas. The teams I worked on were highly collaborative, and the people I worked with were brilliant.

    Cons

    Too many of the legacy employees (those there pre-2000), were entrenched in old-school thinking and were more interested in playing politics in-order to "avoid rocking the boat."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're current strategy will work in the short-term, but your reliance on display advertising will ultimately be your undoing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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