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Updated March 7, 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Technical Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    The employees and team collaboration.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy due to leadership changes and mergers


  2. "Used to be the best place to work in VA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, Culture, location, Work life balance

    Cons

    merger with Yahoo - new management, reducing footprint in VA

  3. "Good Company, but Volatile"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, smart people, good benefits, flexible schedule (though very busy, but allows for you to take work home if needed).

    Cons

    Lots of last minute deadlines and layoffs at least once per year.


  4. "Great People & Culture!"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture with amazing work/life balance

    Cons

    Large number of layoffs and hard to move departments.


  5. "Only OK"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company witha lot of benefits
    Seemed safe most of the time
    I was able to have the chance to enjoy my work and get ahead a bit

    Cons

    it was a little bit slow
    sometimes I wanted to be able to have a chance to learn more in a formal setting

    Advice to Management

    sell?


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Development
    Former Employee - Business Development

    I worked at AOL part-time

    Pros

    Very good tech infrastructure strategy

    Cons

    Missing some of the ID capabilities of the competitors, but working on it


  7. "Great company -- too bad it failed"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great smart people -
    tons of perks

    Cons

    Loss of vision that kept changing

  8. "Principal UI Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex schedule, lots of work from home

    Cons

    Too many changes to keep up with


  9. "Great WorkPlace"

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    Former Employee - Front End Engineer
    Former Employee - Front End Engineer

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Job Security
    No Team Building

    Advice to Management

    Strategy


  10. "Miss it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Great team
    Fun culture while it lasted

    Cons

    Layoffs
    AOL is gone forever :(