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Updated June 18, 2018
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  • "Work / life balance does not come easy" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Senior management is disconnected in few of their decescions" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Accountant"

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

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Management

    Cons

    Termations are frequent facts that impacts all teams at least once a year.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "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


  4. "AOL Platforms"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "All that glitters......."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Informal work environment, flexible work hours,

    Cons

    nepotism, click mentality, favored staff are better awarded / promoted

    Advice to Management

    Better training for staff


  7. "Noc Anylast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace, colleagues and benefits

    Cons

    Could use more focused technical training

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving ahead

  8. "software enggr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    good tech stack
    Nice office space
    good snacks
    break room

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Favoritism
    no growth


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Go work elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Ok compensation, large company benefits like 401k contribution and medical insurance

    Cons

    Stagnant company, culture is weak, no vision

    Advice to Management

    Don’t think you can compete with google and Facebook


  10. "Accounting Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Nice culture, people and great benegits

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, bad management and communication


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