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Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Lead in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good culture and work life balance

    Cons

    the acquisition is causing many of us to lose our jobs

    Advice to Management

    more transparency


  2. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer - Front End in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer - Front End in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced. Tons of room for creativity. Very human management styles. Great cross-team collaboration.

    Cons

    Massive job cuts on a yearly basis (right around holiday times, too). Universal success metrics that aren't appropriate for every team/product.


  3. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, work culture, technical opportunities

    Cons

    seasons of unstability.Upper management changes constantly


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  5. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Branding and Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Branding and Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people, cool perks, great work/life balance.

    Cons

    No one knows aol is still alive or what they do. Management is super inexperienced. Always fearing layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Know your role. Reorgs can be confusing and people are often moved into positions they know little about. Don't try to manage a team if you don't know what they do.


  6. "Account Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff - people make the place!

    Cons

    Many changes with acquisitions coming on board

    Advice to Management

    Integrate your acquisitions better


  7. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of teamwork. Everyone is happy to help each other. Open and clear communication from leadership.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs. Lack of job security results in top talent leaving for better opportunities. Outdated products often left with minimal support instead of being shut down completely.


  8. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Great Team!

    Cons

    There are no Cons to work here!!

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "AOL is a sleeping giant, poised for a comeback"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    building upon an existing user base, employees get to see real time benefits of working with customers

    Cons

    Company is still dealing with some legacy technical debt which can be annoying, but they have really been working to get out from under it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. "Best company I've ever worked for. Wish I never left."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked next to the CEO for 6 years. I can honestly say he cares more about employees than any other person I've ever worked with. And his passion for the business is unmatched.

    Cons

    For me, it was just the commute into the city.

    Advice to Management

    Summer Fridays!


  11. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment everybody is fun and nice and want to see you grow at this company

    Cons

    i dont really have any cons for this company that i can personally think off

    Advice to Management

    i have zero advice to the mangers at this company . . .. . . . . .. ....


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