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No Clue

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There were many good and smart people working at AOL. Inter team cooperation was usually good. Most managers were very good about setting a reasonable work/life balance. Pay and benefits were not bad.

Cons

Constants re-orgs and layoffs make keeping focus difficult. Lack of coordination and cooperation between orgs. Lots of fiefdoms and turf wars. Management has not clue how to monatize products or what makes a compelling product. They also gave up on good products too soon and let bad ones linger.

Advice to Management

Stop with constant shuffle of products, people, and orgs. I had 6 managers in 2.5 years. Get some good product folks and stick with something.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Helpful (1)

    better than people said it would be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    AOL is dazed and confused

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and health coverage ok

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Compasion and competence needs to be added for success.


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