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Updated September 18, 2017
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  • good culture and work life balance (in 172 reviews)

  • The culture/ the work environment is awesome (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "Working for Aol Ireland"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice office, good location and people there are very nice. Free breakfast and drink.

    Cons

    From the professional point of view in some dept the employees are not able to do their job. Lots of politics around there and a lot of redundancy all the time.


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    -Good benefits through Verizon
    -401k match, cell phone bill discount, good health care

    Cons

    -Future is cloudy with Yahoo and AOL mering into Oath
    -Layoffs

  3. "Will Oath Be The Same Company?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With AOL, creativity and culture were baked into the DNA. Teams were fun and projects were many. No day was the same. I cannot say if Oath will retain that same DNA.

    Cons

    Layoffs - while not as frequent as they once were they still remove some very talented people from the company.


  4. "Sr SW QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great folks to work with, good benefits, great engineering, flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    outsourcing, not transfer of knowledge between teams


  5. "Great Corp- a lot of benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good for parents
    good vibe
    nice people mix
    good benefits- food, giveaways

    Cons

    not ahead of the market
    feels mediocre in some sense... like there is no ambition to be the best in the market


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours and friendly work environment

    Cons

    not the highest morale of the company


  7. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good Management.

    Cons

    Lots of mergers and layoffs

  8. "Lots of perks but lots of lay offs too"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good people to work with
    Opportunities for movement
    They will support you if there are issues with your role or anything personally going on. Great support system in place
    Amazing opportunities to volunteer including a trip to Kenya

    Cons

    Very masculine nature to leadership
    Boys club nature
    You really have to fight and scream and shout about the work you have done for it to be noticed by anyone.
    Long term employees are not valued enough and instead are the first to be made redundant

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on your own egos and listen to the people doing the work instead


  9. "Fun Place to Work and Meet People"

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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

    Flexible time off, attractive office, fun and easy going coworkers

    Cons

    Repetitive work, hard to get promoted


  10. "Low pay but my team was great"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can find a good manager you can have a lot of intellectual freedom, flexible work hours, and not many meetings.

    Cons

    Top management severely underpays their employees, benefits are dismal, HR is very unresponsive, and they don't view themselves as a tech company which causes slowdowns and pushback when working on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Get people to actual market pay, especially if you're going to scatter layoffs throughout the year. I would have stayed if I were getting paid at market.


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