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"Interesting, leading edge"

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Dulles, VA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Dulles, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Leading edge of new media

Cons

Poor direction and market segmentation

Advice to Management

Focus

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Smart, driven people creating great experiences and products"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people, minimal bureaucracy, great designers, focus on user experience and improving content

    Cons

    seems like constant threat of layoffs, short attention span for products that under-perform at launch

    Advice to Management

    In making "culling" decisions, do more homework on the track record of your team members. Don't clear-cut entire orgs to save the time of researching the contributors who happened to have been in the org at the time of the latest budget crisis.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Bro's club"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Depending on the group you're in you may have more or less management breathing down your neck. It is easy to move around the company once you know where to look.

    Cons

    The senior management really don't care much about the company except, for each for their own piece. So many projects and so few project owners make it easy to slip by, but difficult to accomplish much of anything. Frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    A bit of sincerity and humility would go a long way to keeping your employees happy and motivated.

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