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Barely hanging in there

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    loved working here wish i was back there!

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    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people, nice offices and loved the AOL Brand

    Cons

    revolving door on management at the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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