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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

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

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    • Culture & Values
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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


  2. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Director in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting projects
    passionate colleagues
    tons of resources to get things done
    some flexibility with work hours
    competitive pay for the area
    nice working environment

    Cons

    a lot of politics to deal with
    morale has continued to go downhill
    constantly changing organizational structure which means lots of different managers over time
    very little loyalty for good work done

    Advice to Management

    Hire and retain for attitude, commitment, and passion.

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