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Updated November 12, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "Advertising and Product Marketing in NYC"

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

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Team environment, leadership, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Human capital investment - training, etc. not structured, robust.

  3. "Talented people and ultra-political"

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    Former Employee - Director of Strategy in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Director of Strategy in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool products, Great history, Good pay

    Cons

    Gray, very corporate office
    Ultra political -- you'll spend more time fighting politically than developing products


  4. "Great work-life balance, but low morale given the onslaught of mergers and acquisitions"

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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

    - Great work-life balance
    - Access to further education
    - Nice corporate perks/benefits

    Cons

    - Career growth largely based on tenure rather than performance
    - Low company morale given the various mergers and acquisitions (resulting in a number of layoffs)

    Advice to Management

    - Boost morale, and adjust promotions to be based on performance rather than tenure.


  5. "Potential"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture was good. They tried to bring the groups and locations together.
    Development and ideas abounded.

    Cons

    Management follow-through was lacking. Human Resources needs were widespread. Cohesive systems were non-existent due to all of the acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time listening to lower level employees who do the work and tell you when systems are not working. Spend time and money to make fixes to the internal software that make for a cohesive corporation.


  6. 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


  7. "N/A"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with some fantastic people

    Cons

    Horrible management and no idea how to improve.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. "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


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