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AOL Ireland Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  • good culture and work life balance (in 169 reviews)

  • The culture/ the work environment is awesome (in 87 reviews)

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  1. "senior software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Aggressive approach towards merging new companies that sometimes causes instability


  2. "Support Departments"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    The culture is changing towards Verizon way, merger with Yahoo very badly done, staff not kept informed, frequent company meeting to update staff but no substance behind it, AOL staff structure and titles exposed as under rating people for a long time Vs. the job they are doing, the Yahoo merger feels like Yahoo takeover not a merger, really uncertain future. Also if you are not an engineer, you are invisible in Dublin office.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employee's with respect and honesty, understand that saying one thing one week and doing the complete opposite the other only makes the staff not trust you. If you want talent, you have to trust them and be open. Let them make their own choice.

  3. "Great people , too much politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Great tech teams, good people, global environment gives alot of variation in your work.

    Cons

    Anytime you approached HR you were met with jargon filled 'non answers' recruitment and HR were a bit of a nightmare overall. All other teams very smart and friendly

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training managers. Some bad managers created bad chemistry in teams


  4. "Good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Good Work Environment
    * Good Team
    * Was supportive when non-work related issues came up.

    Cons

    * Frequent management-driven mandates, priority changes and reorgs
    * Uncertainty over long term prospects with Yahoo merger.


  5. "Internship Review"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great atmosphere on site
    -Great CSR program
    -Amazing sports and social club
    -Free breakfast(muffins if you're early enough
    -Sweets come around every Friday at 3
    -Hackathon at the start, mainly run by the interns

    Cons

    -Very little parking, on a first-come-first-served basis
    -Very little cross department communication
    -Interns expected to go to all talks just to fill up audience space

    Advice to Management

    -Don't make interns do unnecessary things
    -Give interns the option to see what it's like in other teams in the company


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dublin feels like offshore development centre"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, friendly environment and people, working from home when you ask for it, very flexible

    Cons

    All decisions are made in US, Dublin office feels like an off shore development center. You have very little or no influence at any of decisions or things that are done. It is very hard to catch people in US to get answers you need, seams like they forget to pass on the decisions that are made there. You could literally be stuck for days trying to get things done.

    Very little space for progressions, as you are far from the main guys and barely visible.

    Decision making in Dublin office is driven by people who are there for longer and not by what might be the best for company/product.
    If you have ideas or opinions, this is not the place for you, as it won't be listened or you will have to fight lots of people just to be heard.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to people, don't just blindly trust to the ones that are longer there. New people bring fresh knowledge and ideas, don't just say it is how we do it.
    Make Dublin more important as a center and get more insight in business that is driven in US.


  7. "AOL is a great company that really looks after their staff but It's probably not the best paying software company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Facilities, healthcare, dental care, holidays, social country. Bonuses. Share options. Free breakfast. Gym. Free carpark. New technologies. Latest conference equipment

    Cons

    The only negative I'd say about AOL are the salaries. The company is known not to be on par with the competition

  8. "Accounts payable"

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    Former Employee - Account Payable in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Account Payable in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and great culture.

    Cons

    Lack of estructure and communication everywhere


  9. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Actual real work in software engineering teams
    Managed my own stories - all stages (inception to production)
    Treated like any other engineer in the team
    Involved in a numerous number of extra work projects - volunteering (tech related events)

    Cons

    Lack of real code review
    Lack of feedback
    Lack of graduate programs

    Advice to Management

    Develop an open and transparent graduate program for Dublin office


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and modern office lots of opportunities to learn and travel. Flexible work schedule. Teleworking is accepted.

    Cons

    Hard to grow. Probably all you can have is initial conditions you've set on when you first came.


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