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"Compensation was great. The work was not."

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Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Absolutely great benefits. Full family medical, 401K with matching and bonuses. Salary was good as well.

Cons

Corporate environment. Highly compartmentalized, hierarchical, and loaded with process => much less job growth and satisfaction.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too many re-organizations. You could have one boss one day and a month later report to someone else remotely from another state!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the little people informed too of the daily changes.


  2. "Phenomenal culture, no training, little support from management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Contractor - Recruitment Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Recruitment Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is collaborative, fun. Great work-life balance (as long as you get your work done), office environment is quirky, fresh, innovative.

    Cons

    No training or support from management until "it's too late" - highly competitive, difficult to get started off on the right foot when you don't know job expectations or how their processes work. It's a "hit the ground running" type place - which could be a pro for some people, depending on your level of experience in your position. Division of labor is skewed. Management has little interest in educating temps about the business or training. There is some "cattiness" between management and employees that leads to discomfort in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are stretched thin with high workloads and little support - provide training and focus on building relationships. Be sure teams are all "on the same page" about decision-making. Management lacks transparency.


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