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Helpful (6)

Barely hanging in there

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You can learn a lot and the benefits are pretty good. I worked there for a very long time and it was fantastic back in the day.

Cons

AOL is trying to turn around and has been for MANY years. The company keeps chasing the next big thing, but doesn't really dedicate the resources to give new ideas a chance. Then, when it fails, they lay off a bunch of people and move on to the next big idea. AOL is your buddy who always has that next sure fire plan that'll make him rich. What it boils down to is that AOL is no longer growing. Everything is short term thinking, "We can save $5 today!" not caring that it'll cost the company $100 in a year.

Advice to Management

You will never turn around the company if you don't put your energy into projects and stop thinking short term. Wall Street is already on to you. They know you are failing when you lay off employees frequently just so you can try to make your numbers. It's time to move on from Tim. Sales guys are great at sales, not usually leading an entire company. The loopy people he's bringing in as personal advisors shows a lot.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL part-time (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 Management

    MAke employment options more secure.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Bureaucrats In Control

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many are able to work remotely.

    Cons

    Upper management is concerned only with feathering their own nests. They promote people who buy into the vision of "there are no problems, give me a big bonus."

    Advice to Management

    Sorry, a head to toe clear out of the dead wood you promoted and bring back the workers and contractors that you "downsized".


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