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"Think you know "fast paced?""

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Fun extracurricular activities, if you have time to participate in them.
Flexible work arrangements
Good benefits
Great maternity leave
Great family sick time policy

Cons

Ridiculous performance evaluation process with a forced "performance curve/calibration process" whereby good performers end up with bad ratings to meet the "curve" and get stripped of bonuses and/or merit increases.
Incredibly fast paced culture. Constant fire drills due to poor planning. Always several competing projects at hand, and everyone expects immediate turnaround.
Inability to "unplug" from the job - unwritten rule that you are expected to respond immediately to after hours requests and emails.
Flexible work arrangements do not apply to all departments equally - it depends on who you work for.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work
    salaries decent

    Cons

    Matrix management structure that can be hard to navigate and get things done

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with lower management as to what is really going on


  2. "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.

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