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Definitely has sound parts of the company, but still feels like it is just trying to stay afloat

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AOL full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company benefits, the flexible hours, and the opportunity to work remotely are definitely perks. Plus, there are some sharp and talented people still with the company. Lastly, the company does try to provide some interesting events to break up the workday.

Cons

The politics from the senior leadership severely affect projects and product strategies, sometimes without any sound reason. A couple of them do not appear to have the experience or skills to actually lead their team.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Don't do it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It may be bought out by Yahoo!
    Free snacks and drinks
    HuffPo brand saves the company

    Cons

    Unhappy workers, old strategies, understaffed. Very poor social program. They give up on new ideas far too easily. I was there less than half of a year because they threw up their hands and gave up. Another "restructure". Knew-jerk reactions are not a great way to run a company or revive AOL.com.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on something and stick with it. Be clearer on goals and when launching something, go big externally versus promoting in-house. Learn how to use social media to increase user base. 10 million isn't as big of a number as you think.


  2. Great place to work, but don't get comfortable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at AOL as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, travel opportunities, lots of training available, my fellow employees were almost all intelligent, well-educated and helpful.

    Cons

    Management seems to have a real problem sticking with projects and tend to cancel them on a moment's notice. Don't get comfortable in your position. Layoffs are constant.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what the company wants to do and stick with it. Maybe get evaluated for ADD.


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