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AOL Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Pay could be better, but there is a good work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • 9 years to reach a senior management position unless you're some kind of prodigy) (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company with Great Campus!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Data Operations Intern in Dulles, VA
    Former Intern - Data Operations Intern in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    -Campus is amazing and very worker friendly
    -Lots of flexibility in when you can log your hours
    -Ability to work from home
    -Friendly and helpful colleagues
    -Good pay rate

    Cons

    -Minimal initial training
    -Frequently have to work with team members from other offices making communication more difficult than it needs to be

    Advice to Management

    Try and put people in the same offices on the same projects more often


  2. "Very Corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Snacks and standing desks, dog friendly

    Cons

    with the yahoo acquisition they have been laying off meaning more work and less people

    Advice to Management

    stop the layoffs due to yahoo acquisition


  3. "Good company and great work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people technology lots to learn. Great people to work with. Good culture flexibility in terms of working hours. Regular happy hours

    Cons

    Tight budget. Not much trainings. Constant layoffs. Constant change causes lots of uncertainty in terms of job security. Not a big company anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and provide them training they need to succeed in their job


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  5. "Sales Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and group of people to work with. Really makes you enjoy coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    There's constant change. New management is always coming and going.


  6. "Content Strategist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Content Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides a good work life balance and a relaxed work culture. Good benefits, good people, nice place to work overall.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. They should also hire people with more experience and promote from within more often. There is a lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    We should hire people with more experience, and promote those who show promise. There is upward mobility, but there is no fiscal reward that goes along with that.


  7. "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and challenging environment. Other colleagues help you grow and learn new stuff. Its enough to complete tasks assigned to you amd you will be much appreciated for that.

    Cons

    Should have a HR in every location. I work at San Jose office and we do not have a single HR here and need to communicate over email.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good worl


  8. "Fast Paced Environment with a Great Vision!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to learn and grow in this fast paced environment and work for an innovative company with the ability to do great things!

    Cons

    Constant change which creates an inconsistent and reactive culture. With all the change it's hard to keep up to date on other areas of the business and understand where we are headed.

    Advice to Management

    Need to stay consistent and transparent with all the change.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AOL (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *People are really the best group I have ever worked with
    *Continually innovating and investing in various ad technologies to keep up with the industry and make them a real force to be reckoned with.
    *Values employees
    *Compensation

    Cons

    *Continually changing in terms of acquiring companies, internal restructures, etc - so you have to roll with the punches because your job duties can be changed often without warning.


  10. "No Company Is Perfect But Good Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programming Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Programming Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible organization that allowed me to try many different roles.
    Good worklife balance.
    Great benefits.
    Values employees.

    Cons

    Lost innovation many years ago when status quo became acceptable.
    Lost risk-taking as they got big.
    They don't understand their role in technology anymore. Content - media - high tech?

    Advice to Management

    Too HQ-focused and struggles to value other offices and remote staff.
    Figure out what your industry is and focus.


  11. "AOL - Pre-Verizon Acquisition was Amazing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great life/work balance. Outstanding training and resources available to sales. Very robust product suite.

    Cons

    Life was very different and challenging after the Verizon acquisition. Sometimes it felt like the company's direction was unclear.

    Advice to Management

    To Exec Management - Be more transparent and consistent.


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