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Updated September 14, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "AOL was GREAT!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great work and community focused.

    Cons

    The insecurity of annual layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the end user and first line management.


  2. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has great people, benefits, perks

    Cons

    Constant downsizing and not many chances for promotions

    Advice to Management

    More revenue! so they can grow

  3. "Previous employee at AOL Baltimore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and smart people

    Cons

    Lots of change in management


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Fear of being laid off.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and try to create a good culture within company.

    Cons

    They constantly are laying people off and have no clear strategy.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sr DBA"

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    Current Employee - Senior DB in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior DB in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance

    Cons

    too many layoff's,no future vision


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Software QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many talented co-workers. Lots of career opportunities. Every day was different.

    Cons

    Lay-offs were always in the back of our minds.

  8. "Great place. Laid back stress free"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. Great people and stress free

    Cons

    The commute was a nightmare


  9. Helpful (3)

    "AOL Platforms"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people to work with. Lots of good technology to work on. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Eliminated QA department and external bug reports grew significantly after that. Management plays politics so employees have to agree with them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your nose out of engineering. you are not good at it.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good projects to work on

    Cons

    Didn't have any cons working there.


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