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I bring structure to chaos. It soul sucking

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Current Employee - Manager of Systems Administration in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Manager of Systems Administration in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at AOL

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Good benefits - Great people - Flexible hours - Flexible locations

Cons

- Too much bureaucracy - Moves to slowly - Some parts of the organization are immature

Advice to Management

- dont leak your master plan, man

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    A great place to work if you want to tackle big challenges.

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at AOL

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast-paced environment Entrepreneurial, risk-taking and performance oriented culture replacing older, ossified culture Lots of opportunities for growth, advancement, etc. All trends are "up and to the right"

    Cons

    Organization is still heavily siloed Very large cultural & performance gap between team members who have been with the company for a long time and those who have joined in the last year or so (since the IPO). "Old-timers" are generally embittered, risk-averse, and cynical, having survived countless rounds of layoffs, management changes, and reorganizations. New hires are typically much higher speed, willing to try new things and take risks.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pace of the "turnaround" efforts - time is running out on the clock. Make business owners more accountable for the performance of their organizations. Look ahead and try to create a company that isn't just functioning well, but is innovating aggressively.


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    Not your grandma's AOL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AOL

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AOL's culture has completely turned around and is bursting with excitement and positivity. There is a definite game plan and everyone is aware where we are heading (if they are engaged). The work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    There are still many barriers to traverse before I would feel confident there would be no layoffs. AOL's strategy is focused, but there are still some dead-weight types who are only here to punch the clock and take home a paycheck. Luckily, they are few and far between compared to the old-AOL.

    Advice to Management

    The management is upfront about both positive and negatives affecting the company (for a change). Not everyone can handle negative news, but it's always better to know than to be completely in the dark.


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