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AOL San Francisco Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance needs to be improved because it is not consistent across the board (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Leadership, Great Products"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart group of people who are very dedicated

    Cons

    no viable process to seamlessly integrate acquired companies

    Advice to Management

    Need to stick to long term vision


  2. "Account Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Can achieve good Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    Very little room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for top performing employees to grow within the organization.


  3. "Great work-life experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great place and colleagues to work with. Perhaps it is the company with the best work-life balance. Great projects.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Lack of future direction sense. Slow pace of development. Interesting projects usually lose luster due to lack of initiatives, encouragement for novel ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and employee engagement needed.


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  5. "Fun, but..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Support Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture
    Good at work-life balance
    Good spots to grow in the industry

    Cons

    Bad at career development
    Always scared of a layoff

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying us off right before we're supposed to get bonuses


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great overall experience working at an AOL brand startup company in San Francisco."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Crunchbase in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Crunchbase in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment and office amenities, as well as engaging and varied intern assignments are a plus.

    Cons

    Company culture seems a bit lacking.


  7. "Not like the AOL we all know"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AOL is one of the first tech companies, but still manages to stay current - smart acquisitions, releasing better technology and products, positive and fun workplace environment.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, positions are very specialized with less room to grow. Red tape, negative/unfavorable public image from AOL's dial-up service (working on this)

    Advice to Management

    When there are meetings asking for feedback from employees, act on the feedback and let it be known that you have heard them.


  8. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, good salary, great snacks

    Cons

    No money in the place at all

    Advice to Management

    better filters on hiring as they dont know who is in the house


  9. "Herding Kittens"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AOL offered very fair, if not superior compensation. The people I worked with were great, and clearly represented some of the best minds in the industry. The expectations given in terms of workload were entirely reasonable, and allowed me to find a great balance of work/personal life. AOL offered a superior benefits package that included vision and dental. In addition, working at AOL provided me with lots of opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    You are ultimately working for the people who bring the internet to our grandparents, and whom still have not found their new identity in the DSL and Cable connected internet world.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Management of AOL,

    I know that you are riding an ever aging dinosaur, and trying to figure out how to best monetize it before it dies. Be nimble. Change with times. Maybe, just maybe, there might still be some life in that old dinosaur.


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