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"Great potential, too political to get out of their own way."

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Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great brands and future potential

Cons

20% of the staff does 80% of the work and genuinely cares about what they are working on. The rest are too busy hiding or playing politics.

Advice to Management

Take a moment to step back and take an objective look at the teams and individuals within the company. There are people who care and are willing to step up and are busting their asses to produce great consumer experiences. Unfortunately, they are too often ignored.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I left just when it was getting good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Management believes in innovation and rewards for hard work
    Creative, talented people, fun environment
    Encouraged to try new things

    Cons

    Many business strategies competing adn they often trun on a dime
    Competition is tough from other tech companies


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always something fun going on at the campus. Beer bashes, scooters, free coffee, tea, soda, & juice. Company sincerely cares about employee welfare as well as helping out in the community wherever possible. Flexibility with schedules/time off.

    Cons

    Things are still somewhat fragmented from the years of mismanagement/bloat. Lot's of layers of middle management, since there are so many different groups.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us moving on the upward trend!

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