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Updated August 18, 2017
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  • good culture and work life balance (in 169 reviews)

  • The culture/ the work environment is awesome (in 87 reviews)

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  1. "AOL/VZ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    great work/life balance, good culture

    Cons

    constant changes and acquisions, not paid as much as competitors


  2. "Former Employee"

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

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    -flexibility
    -coworkers
    -competitive salary
    -growth opportunity
    -large company

    Cons

    - process seems a little backwards
    -layoffs often
    -very corporate

  3. "What a ride!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, work/life, and challenges

    Cons

    Company level turbulence and job insecurity

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to individual contributors more about big org changes


  4. "Good company in uncertain times"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Producer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leadership, values and benefits. Aol is a company that puts value into its people and the environment where they work. New ideas are not a threat and as a matter of fact they encourage it. This company is bigger than you might think.

    Cons

    .com companies are not what they used to be. Aol is a company that has reinvented itself a number of times but that change means working with a moving target. Furthermore it's not always certain that current trends will be the norm very long. That can be a good thing if you have an entrepreneur's attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate often. Find a way to provide insight to where the company is going so that assertive and capable employees can better align there career paths.


  5. "Sr Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people to work with and great environment.

    Cons

    Regular yearly layoffs just to lower costs, but then 3 months later the company would start hiring again.

    Advice to Management

    It was the corporate strategy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, lack of focus, frequent layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive and casual culture (typical of most tech firms but rare around DC), opportunity to be on the front lines of tech, perks like free gym with classes

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs (expect 500 ppl per year), inability to focus on financial performance

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your people. No point having meetings every week talking abstractly about "winning" when products aren't held accountable to delivering financial results


  7. "Accounting Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Management (at least in Accounting Org) allows employees to be self sufficient. Almost no micro-managing.

    Cons

    Constantly changing. Hard to move up in company.

  8. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture that encourages employee wellbeing and overall health. Work life balance is the best.

    Cons

    Recent acquisition and merger has caused many changes, including 2 rounds of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs more transparency especially regarding the recent acquisition and merger.


  9. "EA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture in 2014

    Cons

    Work / life balance does not come easy


  10. "great place to work"

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    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


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