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Updated December 10, 2017
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  • good culture and work life balance (in 176 reviews)

  • The culture/ the work environment is awesome (in 91 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Dulles, VA
    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great. While the work can be repetitive, you get to learn a lot of different aspects of digital marketing from creating content to analyzing sales data.

    Cons

    Sometimes as an intern there can be a lack of things to do and you'll just sit there waiting for someone to give you busy work. There is sometimes workplace gossip.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Layoffs ALL the TIME"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Decent pay/benefits
    Amazingly smart people

    Cons

    Talk a lot about diversity, yet there are not many minorities within the organization
    Layoffs are far too frequent...you always have the feeling "Am I Next"?
    Limited career advancement (unless you leave your department)

    Advice to Management

    Stop with all the mergers already


  4. "Principal Salesforce Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Salesforce Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Salesforce Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great at AOL

    Cons

    Too much politics in the team and management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "AOLER"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    great company, benefits, 401k, medical, dental

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  6. "Amazing place to start out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL as an intern

    Pros

    Given a lot of independence

    Cons

    Unorganized program
    Did not work much with direct supervisor


  7. "Too many mergers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, brilliant people
    CEO driving the company in the right direction, but some lay-off decisions are bizarre and de-motivating

    Cons

    Too many mergers; priorities keep changing

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees and create a culture where people don't want to leave.
    All I've heard from people in the past few years is "I am waiting for my severance". There is so much instability that nobody wants to work for you anymore

  8. "Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They talk good talk about diversity. It will be interesting to see if they carry through with their plans.

    Cons

    Integrations can be handled poorly. Yearly layoffs


  9. "Its great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance is great

    Cons

    They do not have stocks as part of their compensation


  10. "Interesting stint at AOL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - They try to take care of their people (good benefits, generous vacation, okay salary, etc.)
    - They try to recognize talent and celebrate achievements

    Cons

    - With all the acquisitions, the layoffs come more often than you'd hope - it's tough to perform well with that constantly over your head
    - Upper management doesn't seem to be connected to the day-to-day - they talk in big concepts/ideas, but given how staffing changes take place, it doesn't seem that they understand what/who needs to be in place to make those big concepts happen.

    Advice to Management

    Now that Yahoo's under the AOL/Oath umbrella, really figure out how to get your ducks in a row, systems-wise, and staff appropriately for that. You can sell all you want, but if the underlying systems to execute those ad buys are broken, you're not setting yourself up for success.


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