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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. "Think you know "fast paced?""

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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
    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.


  2. "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

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