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AOL Interview Questions

Updated Feb 24, 2017
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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AOL (Palo Alto, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Dont waste your time if its with aol ALTOMail product Design team. This was for a freelance position

    They dont know what they are looking for and will waste your time.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone call with there main hiring manager, that seemed to go some what normal. Then an on site interview ware they administer a test, then have a panel of 5 people review it. Then one on ones with some of the team.   1 Answer
    • Was given the files to take a test after which then they have others review it, which is fine i guess typical thing for a fulltime job, not so typical for a freelance roll in my experience.

      After the team feedback on my project, i broke out into single interviews. Neither of the two who i had a 1 to 1 had even seen my portfolio.  
      1 Answer
    • NO project managers, NO UX designers, NO designers( aka why i was there) NO Process. Very important part here, even if your missing people with NO PROCESS you have nothing. They have developers and group manager doing some of the designs in an endless cycle of iterating and seeing of product likes it or not. Seems there main team disintegrated after the recent purchase from Verizon   1 Answer
    • I did not get the position. Thank god for that!! Told my recruiter what was going on he was not surprised at all and confided with me they were at ends with them to.   1 Answer
    • Then Second recruiter i talked to, same thing?! Odd experiences with there candidates interviewing there, several talented people being sent to them either they were turned down or they did not want the job after the offer came through?? Hummmm i wonder why?? This second recruiter did tell me that they have placed others in aol with no problems, it seems its this team in particular that are very unfocused and possibly lack understanding of what they want or need to fill rolls.   1 Answer
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Very unprofessional. I prepared for my interview a long time after an initial phone screen. I sat by the phone waiting for a call from the hiring manager. When no one called, I messaged the recruiting coordinator, and she said the position had been canceled last week. No one bothered to mention it to me. I would have appreciated just a simple email.

    Interview Questions

    • no question was asked because position was canceled without my knowledge.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dulles, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AOL (Dulles, VA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    1st round was phone call to get basic details about the candidate.
    2nd round was 30 min technical phone interview with 1 team member
    3rd round was 1 hr technical hangout call with the manager and his team

    Interview Questions

    • DHCP, ARP, IPv6, VPN setup, BGP, DDoS types, troubleshooting questions.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The First round was behavioral talking to the manager over the phone and discussing your previous project and work experience. It lasted for 30 minutes. The second round was an online coding test via Hackerrank.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate- Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at AOL.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume through LinkedIn. The director contacted me and had a weird foggy discussion about the position. I went to the interview because a couple of friends persuaded me to do
    so.
    I met with 4 people in total, the first 3 were delightful to talk to the last person was of course the obnoxious director. He asked me to wait for over 40 min because he got stuck in a meeting. Afterwards he's walking around the office like an idiot. Then when we finally get to talk it was a total of 5 min. Who does that ? Complete waste of time. No wonder they got acquired

    Interview Questions

    • Past experiences
      Job relation
      Why AOL?  
      1 Answer
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    NOC Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AOL.

    Interview

    They told me I had an interview. They went into great detail about how it would go, who I would meet, what I should brush up on. I looked forward to the interview. The day before the interview, they told me that they had to cancel the interview, that a project had run late and they couldnt see me. That was fine, I was very understanding.

    They never rescheduled the interview. Highly unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • There never was an interview. They unprofessionally canceled   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AOL (New York, NY) in July 2016.

    Interview

    They're using an agency to recruit for this role. The crazy thing is the the page I applied to online looked exactly as if I was applying directly through the company career page. I only found out it was an agency when I was contacted for an interview. You have to have phone interviews w/ 2 people at the agency (Recruiter and Account Mgr) before it's even decided whether or not you will actually speak with the someone at AOL. On top of that the Recruiter had to reschedule me with the Account Mgr several times because she was never available. For a company of its size and brand recognition you would think they would want to keep recruitment for HR roles in-house, since only they know the culture and team. Or have a better grasp on the practices of their recruitment partners. As a recruiter myself the initial process seems tedious to me.

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    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at AOL (Dulles, VA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was rigorous, yet pleasant. I was interviewed first by the SVP of the department, then by the Technical Director, both by phone. After that, I was invited for an on-site, in-person interview with everyone from SVP down to my future team. Everybody was incredibly warm, welcoming, open and honest. Aside from the obligatory questions about experience and culture fit, expectations were made clear in a friendly, "These are the deliverables that we are hoping to receive from your position."

    All-in-all, the interview process was outstanding. I had a great time, and was glad to be accepted onto the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe ideal _____ hierarchy to include:
      ∙Pieces/Parts/Roles
      ∙How to fit together (within the Department)
      ∙External Dependencies
      ∙Relationships
      ∙Escalation Paths
      ∙Inputs
      ∙Expected Outputs
      ∙Senior Relationships  
      1 Answer
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AOL.

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR- who forgot to call me, rescheduled and then forgot to call me again. I already didn't have a good feeling but then I got asked for an in person interview and I went anyway. It was 3 hours long and seemed very painful and repetitive. This is advertising not rocket science but they had 5 separate people interview me (4 of which were video conferences) and they each had long case studies for me. I got most of them but it just seemed like a bit too much.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at AOL.

    Interview

    Was emailed about 2 weeks after submitting application by recruiter to set up interview. Scheduled interview within a couple of days. Had 3 separate interviews on site. Took about 1.5-2 hours.

    Interview Questions

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