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"Managing Chaos with a side of cool"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great culture, people and work

Cons

After merger with Time Warner they went into a downward spiral

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Good culture, Revolving door"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and stability, good perks

    Cons

    low pay, sluggish stock and too much bureacracy


  2. "Lack of Product Strategy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Greater cost controls, more focus on fewer products/brands. Dulles, VA work environment has improved in the last year but at times you feel forgotten if you're not in NYC.

    Cons

    The brand still carries the baggage of being you parents' (or grandparents') internet service. While the financial books are in good shape, the company lacks a visionary to lead product strategy. Also, there have been lost opportunities in the mobile space.

    Advice to Management

    You need product leaders who are given the freedom to innovate. The sugar rush from the patent sale won't last forever. You need bona fide product leads; not finance and biz dev folks running product strategy.

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