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Updated January 10, 2019
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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. "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 :(

  3. "sdafasedsf"

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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

    BACKDOOR SSH FOR AWS PGPS HOSTS OR OTHERS WITH KNOWN KEY

    Cons

    FTP is one of the most commonly used file transfer protocols on the Internet and within private networks. An FTP server can easily be set up with little networking knowledge and provides the ability to easily relocate files from one system to another. FTP control is handled on TCP port 21 and its data transfer can use TCP port 20 as well as dynamic ports depending on the specific configuration

    Advice to Management

    sdfdsfsdaSSH is the primary method used to manage network devices securely at the command level. It is typically used as a secure alternative to Telnet which does not support secure connections.


  4. "Acceptable Place to Work - Amazing Culture - Not My Type of Product"

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

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Amazing stereotypical "tech" culture. They empower you to get your work done however you need to do it.

    Cons

    Very volatile and unstable industry. Constant change and waves of layoffs as the company industry develops.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. 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


  10. "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.