Aol – Dulles, VA
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I worked at AOL full-time (More than 10 years)
Great work/life balance Decent pay and benefits Lots of useful and fun facilities and diversions in the offices Most co-workers are intelligent and fun
Layoffs! At its worst, there might be a mini-layoff every week. Nothing like fearing that every meeting with your manager might be "the one". Executive management reluctant to stay the course on most projects. Decisions flopped back and forth frequently, and many projects were canned before they had a reasonable chance to prove themselves. Remains to be seen if these factors get better, worse, or unchanged now that AOL is part of Verizon.
Advice to Management
Make a long-term plan and stick to it... for the entire company, not just a couple "crown jewels". If you're going to have layoffs, do it once, do it right, and be done with it. Constant mini-layoffs keep morale low.