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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. "AOL"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable place to work - lots of good people

    Cons

    Leadership is all over the place. Vision/strategy changes often

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision and stick with it


  2. "Uninspired"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Good pay and benefits, not much else.

    Cons

    CEO lacks an idea of where company should be headed.

  3. "Low pay but my team was great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "Pros and Cons like most places - overall good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks (free food, reasonable PTO, healthcare plans, etc)
    Open to ideas and innovation
    Many smart and friendly people
    Generally open and inclusive culture

    Cons

    Overall business model has challenges
    Poor track record of execution on acquisitions
    AOL-Yahoo 'merger' creates uncertainty and challenges


  5. "Best Company Ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, free catered lunch every day, free snack/drinks, very calm atmosphere

    Cons

    I can't think of any Cons at this time


  6. "Casual Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot of technical skills in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    People leaving to get ahead many waives of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your good employees.


  7. "Chaotic."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Good corporate culture and engaging community service projects.

    Cons

    Lack of management, budgeting, and common sense create insecure teams. Layoffs twice a year create havoc on the staff.

  8. "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Great support from marketing and fantastic opportunities on the horizon.

    Cons

    They are undergoing massive changes as AOL and Yahoo are Oath. Verizon is also working their sales staff into this.

    Advice to Management

    Retain those who are passionate about the brand and represent it well outside of the office.


  9. "Fun yet frustrating"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, decent perks, genuinely trying to build a progressive culture

    Cons

    Lacking in career development, layoff culture, lacks diversity

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with lower level employees to improve retention


  10. "Challenging Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Interesting, Good Comp and Benefits

    Cons

    Workplace is constantly changing and can be hard to keep up.


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