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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Great environment

    Cons

    Career growth is questionable.
    Hard to move up.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Great Team!

    Cons

    There are no Cons to work here!!

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of teamwork. Everyone is happy to help each other. Open and clear communication from leadership.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs. Lack of job security results in top talent leaving for better opportunities. Outdated products often left with minimal support instead of being shut down completely.


  4. "Lost its way"

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    Current Employee - Senior Tech Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good people

    Cons

    Poor communication, out of touch management, no career growth.

    Advice to Management

    This company has lost its way, management hired far to many people and then the layoffs started. Failure of management. Now with tiny annual bonuses even for high performers (4) and negligible raises we are about to lose a lot of really great engineers.


  5. "Director, Shared Services"

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    Former Employee - Director Shared Services in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Director Shared Services in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, great people, lots of opportunity to learn new things and grow skills and abilities, great benefits. A company that takes risks and always looks to improve.

    Cons

    Not always as focused on the customer as they should be, at least in the group I worked in. Not all groups and individuals are held to the same standards. Projects are not always as coordinated as they should be. Prioritization is a big problem and as a result, people lose focus because everything is considered a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking risks. Invest in project management resources. Invest in IT talent for your corporate teams; they can only do so much with process....sometimes tools make the difference.


  6. "Account Manager at AOL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, work/life balance, good benefits, competitive salary

    Cons

    Drastic change at corporate level leaves employees uneasy about job status. If you are in a remote office, growth is limited.


  7. "Senior Software QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Create corporate culture, flexibility.
    Great benefits.
    Believes investing in latest technology.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs.
    Vision is constantly changing with new executives that come and go.

  8. "Unpredictable company, creative people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative and kind people with tech / media experience

    Cons

    Crazy, unpredictable - layoffs, M&A, etc.


  9. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Intelligent, engaging, hard working and supportive people
    - Great working environment
    - Nice learning place for internship and entry level applicants
    - Good place for families

    Cons

    - Sometimes some projects are exciting and challenging. Most of the time however work can get redundant.
    - Designing for something more vibrant and modern as they are trying to cater to younger audiences while using exsisting wireframe can be a challenge.


  10. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Casual dress code
    Cool work space
    Cool people

    Cons

    I'm just a part time intern, so I can't really see the whole picture of how the workflow and strategy process behind it.


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