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Great

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at AOL

Pros

Open culture. Great CEO. Reinventing themselves.

Cons

Lots of baggage. Still conjure memories of Time Warner merger.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing. Focus.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    A marvelous learning experience for a newbie in corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Willing to invest money into new ideas it believes in. Treat employees with respect. Given the technology necessary to succeed at your job. Great benefits.

    Cons

    As in most large companies it would seem, that there is not great communication between different departments. Rather than senior management attempting to set an agenda amongst the various parties, there are a lot of different people flailing to accomplish the same task. This is probably normal for most large corporations, but this is my first experience with it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Went from rewarding to mundane and filled with lack of concern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Possibly a good exposure to digital media industry and evolutions as content is created and disseminated. Could be a good training ground for someone interested in learning about the online world.

    Cons

    Better find a good manager - there is serious paucity of this breed. Most good leaders I knew of are no longer there and the young bunch (disguising as leaders) - well you can read about them on the blogs. Anyway, if only to train, rotation among departments would be good for training, provided the organization still encourages it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is about gaining the trust of employees, so they can help you achieve the strategic vision and goals. Get rid of the "pretend" contributors, especially at the senior management level - one of the easier ways to motivate people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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