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Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people overall

    Cons

    Lack of internal mobility/clarity surrounding growth


  2. "Flexible Environment with some uncertainty"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible with working from home
    -Casual workplace
    -Great Benefits

    Cons

    -Constant layoffs
    -Tight budgets
    -Unclear global direction

  3. "Retention"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retention Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Retention Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Good incentives, Fun People, Teamwork, Great insurance

    Cons

    Moved to India after 6 years we came to work and lined us up and handed out severance packages

    Advice to Management

    Worry about workers in America instead of outsourcing.


  4. "People, people, people. Good, bad, indifferent."

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Super benefits. Good people, good technology infrastructure, good facilities, will to change, bright future which depends on execution. Generous packages.

    Cons

    Indifferent people, legacy technology, some perks not advertised well. The (annual) purge :) which causes the survivors more stress and envious of packages.


  5. "Mixed Feelings"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director of Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Market Clout
    Dynamic Industry
    Free Drinks / Snacks

    Cons

    Siloed work streams
    Lack of internal accountability

    Advice to Management

    Working across O&O brands is a nightmare. Too many teams, too many work streams. Need to really put attention into technology ensuring your primary user (us) has what we need to succeed.


  6. "What a ride!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, work/life, and challenges

    Cons

    Company level turbulence and job insecurity

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to individual contributors more about big org changes


  7. "Good company in uncertain times"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Producer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leadership, values and benefits. Aol is a company that puts value into its people and the environment where they work. New ideas are not a threat and as a matter of fact they encourage it. This company is bigger than you might think.

    Cons

    .com companies are not what they used to be. Aol is a company that has reinvented itself a number of times but that change means working with a moving target. Furthermore it's not always certain that current trends will be the norm very long. That can be a good thing if you have an entrepreneur's attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate often. Find a way to provide insight to where the company is going so that assertive and capable employees can better align there career paths.

  8. "Sr Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people to work with and great environment.

    Cons

    Regular yearly layoffs just to lower costs, but then 3 months later the company would start hiring again.

    Advice to Management

    It was the corporate strategy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, lack of focus, frequent layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive and casual culture (typical of most tech firms but rare around DC), opportunity to be on the front lines of tech, perks like free gym with classes

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs (expect 500 ppl per year), inability to focus on financial performance

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your people. No point having meetings every week talking abstractly about "winning" when products aren't held accountable to delivering financial results


  10. "Accounting Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Management (at least in Accounting Org) allows employees to be self sufficient. Almost no micro-managing.

    Cons

    Constantly changing. Hard to move up in company.


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