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"Needs to stick to one plan"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The benefits are fairly generous and the salaries are pretty good for this area. And believe it or not, many of the people here (I work as a software developer) are actually very smart.

Cons

The constant re-orgs and yearly layoffs are very frustrating. It seems to occur like clockwork at least once every year, and sometimes twice. They contribute to a very negative work environment. When the rumors start flying, and depending on if your division is likely to be affected, employee morale basically plummets and it seems hardly any work gets done. Given that circumstance, it's hard to see employees do anything more than the minimum their job requires.

Advice to Management

AOL could do better if it was free from the incompetence at Time Warner and given more visionary executive leadership. In order to compete against the big boys in this space, you don't need managers, you need visionaries. Make a plan and stick to it.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Not a happy camper."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are working on a product, you have the potential to impact a very large audience.

    Cons

    Too many de-motivated people remain. The bad attitudes are contagious. No one is proud to be working at AOL.

    Advice to Management

    Time for a change.


  2. "Good pay to go down with a sinking ship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent technology and some interesting projects (in Mountain view)

    Cons

    The executives are clueless and some decisions are impossible to fathom. Annual layoff merry-go-round

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

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