AOL - A company still searching for its identity | Glassdoor
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"A company still searching for its identity"

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Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at AOL full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The offices are beautiful and comfortable, the benefits are comprehensive, salaries are competitive and there are plenty of fun employee events.

Cons

The company preaches life-work balance, yet many employees are overworked and stressed. The direction of AOL seems to change every six months, leaving lower-level employees struggling to catch up with the executives' visions. Many higher-level employees are in positions where they're ineffective. There's also a culture divide between AOL and Huffington Post.

Advice to Management

Back up your plans with resources that allow employees to succeed. Aim to move innovate rather than keep up with competitors.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "working at sale department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing
    Former Contractor - Marketing
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AOL as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Well setup system can facilitate you
    - Good working environment
    - Good leadership
    - Opportunities to travel

    Cons

    - Stressfull with unreal targets
    - Compettion from outsiders


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Best job EVER!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people!
    Innovative
    Work/Life bonus a plus!
    Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Quarterly layoffs - besides that GO TEAM AOL!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on rewarding your people, not bringing them down with YET another layoff


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