AOL Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2020

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3.7
70%
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82%
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AOL  CEO Tim Armstrong
Tim Armstrong
700 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "AOL was GREAT!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, great work and community focused.

    Cons

    The insecurity of annual layoffs.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All the perks of a tech company

    Cons

    Wasn't really any leader that had a plan to make the business successful

  3. "Good Spot"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work/life schedule and benefits

    Cons

    No complaints from my time at AOL

  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Producer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Explosive Growth at the time Exciting Holiday Parties Valuable mission

    Cons

    Hired too many people who were there for the stock, not the mission

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good flexibility"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Editor 

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They were flexible with schedules.

    Cons

    There was too much management change too often.

  6. "Good place before Yahoo, Verizon, etc."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Contract Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great office space. Good culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth businesses

  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a lot of sharp people

    Cons

    may not be a sustainable business model

  8. "A reasonable good environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Still have good R&D leaders 2. Good projects

    Cons

    Not the top Internet Company any more

  9. "Meetiings to schedule more meetings"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting projects and appealing office space

    Cons

    Very corporate, meeting culture. Senior management is constantly changing strategies, lots of layoffs

  10. "Great Culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture; Current CEO was always available

    Cons

    Project Based company, they mean well

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