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better than people said it would be

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Current Employee - UI Designer in Dulles, VA
Current Employee - UI Designer in Dulles, VA

I have been working at AOL

Pros

smart people
nice people
decent professional development/learning opps if you're self-directed
some interesting projets
fun outings occasionally
company possibly on the upswing

Cons

culture of scarcity and fear of layoffs
changes business models frequently
management was (changing w/Tim Armstrong) risk averse and inclined to blatantly copy competitors rather than consider interesting creative design solutions/directions
need to defend yourself for working there and not being a hack with no other options

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up efforts w/rebranding and building new brand loyalty; buil doff core strengths of the existing loyal demographic and give them an updated experience they can be happy with; don't dumb down the experience any more than it is

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    AOL is dazed and confused

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Salary and health coverage ok

    Cons

    Hiring and firing both in the same equation and in the same week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compasion and competence needs to be added for success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Company management in Virginia

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Fairly compensated. AOL is good line in the resume.

    Cons

    Remote management treating us as 2nd class citizens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to cut the political bs away.

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