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"Overall positive experience for contractor"

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

I have been working at AOL as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

lots of opportunity, exciting time to be a part of the company. great work environment and generally happy employees. Good team spirit, helpful co-workers

Cons

being a contractor for a while and no sign of being converted to full time

Advice to Management

Convert good and hard working contractors. Invest in your people.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Fun company, but lacked organizational communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture revolves around playful perks and having a good time with co-workers. An extremely social experience.

    Cons

    Lots of ventures and acquisitions, it was hard to tell the direction the company was going in.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize the 'team' in 'teamaol' in the management/corporate strategy and not just the 'fun' sense.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working here is like working in a hamster wheel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Contributor in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Independent Contributor in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Great perks (especially the gym)
    Terrific people

    Cons

    Top management operates under the "Bright Shiny Object" principle
    No infrastructure - no standard policies, no standard processes, no consequences for not following existing policies and processes

    Advice to Management

    Set a strategy and stick with it for a few months, please! Projects seem to be developed on a whim, and then dropped just as suddenly as soon as a different idea is proposed but not all stakeholders or contributors to the project are told that the project has been stopped. Brands are launched, then forgotten. Products are developed internally at great cost, but are never promoted because promotion space is reserved for competitor products who pay for advertising, and then the internal products die. Nobody knows what anyone else is doing, or who can answer questions when they arise. There is so much turnover in personnel, and very few handoffs of information when people leave or come in, that trying to find answers to questions is hugely challenging. Overall, this is the most frustrating company I've ever worked for in terms of just getting the basic information needed to do the job - like who is working on which product or on which team.

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