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"Excellent, technical people - despite what you might think"

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Former Employee - Principal Systems Analyst in Dulles, VA
Former Employee - Principal Systems Analyst in Dulles, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Yes, AOL still exists. Even better, it has highly motivated, intelligent, technical people using cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to drive the company forward.

Cons

The company's strategy is muddy and difficult to explain, and there is a constant threat of downsizing. This contributes to stress and morale problems.

Advice to Management

From the very top, there needs to be a clear, concise vision of company strategy.

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  1. "Debasing the journalism profession, one day at a time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The editing software was linked directly to the payment system, so you got paid for your work on time without having to cajole anybody.

    Cons

    A handful of people at the top got rich by paying the writers next to nothing, abusing contract labor, publishing poorly researched or thought-out stories. Upper management was uncommunicative and more or less clueless. New marching orders/Kool-aid flavor every week. Zero-based budgeting negotiated every two days or so.

    Advice to Management

    Pay good people properly. Try not to manage so much to raw metrics, but to human qualities.


  2. "Very talented people. Lack of vision on upper management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Art Director in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Art Director in Dulles, VA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in the team. Overall culture is upbeat.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from leadership, chaotic managment

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