AOL - A good place to work to learn, but not a fun place to work. | Glassdoor
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"A good place to work to learn, but not a fun place to work."

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Former Employee - Producer in Dulles, VA
Former Employee - Producer in Dulles, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You can learn a lot here as long as you're prepared to put up with a difficult work culture.

Cons

Lots of jockeying for position and uncertainty. Layoffs are guaranteed every few months. Go there if you're proactive about managing your career. And use the experience to find a better opportunity at a more stable company.

Advice to Management

Good luck. The culture wasn't great here from the get-go with Steve Case. And it's only gotten worse with each passing owner. If you truly want to succeed, then you should do away with the terrible culture and start anew. Try to minimize layoffs to increase stability, hire the best and then keep those brilliant minds by treating people as your most valuable asset.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Great co-workers -"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Program Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Program Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great - very knowledgeable and experienced

    Cons

    Strategic direction in flux and seems uncertain

    Advice to Management

    need more clarity in messages to staff


  2. "Strategic Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fun, great culture, treat employees well

    Cons

    VERY, very, aggressive sales goals. Good luck if you're a new seller.

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