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"Great people, scattered strategy"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

AOL grants its employees access to an invaluable number of resources--from both a culture standpoint as well as professionally. Additionally, it values its people that the company took great care in hiring the best of the best. I found I worked amongst the best and brightest.

Cons

At times, things felt so volatile that I never knew what I was walking into in the morning--whether it was another acquisition, an org change, layoffs or an exciting new product. It was really unpredictable but that was also a great way to learn and adapt.

Advice to Management

Measure twice, cut once.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Everything went well until they sold the group I was working for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent office environment.

    Cons

    When they were selling the group they kept us in the dark, we had no idea what was happening with our jobs.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Used to great, not so much anymore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offers some flexibility, creativity and good people to work with, dynamic working environment. Like the multiple projects and everyday is different with new challenges. It is a team oriented environment.

    Cons

    Inconsistency, non-strategic layoffs, loss of top talent, loss of some good benefits, high stress environment, limited to no promotional opportunities. Projects are often not planned out well and lack long term vision, therefore not executed as efficiently or as effective as they could be. Duplicative efforts across multiple teams.

    Advice to Management

    Get back the vision, be more strategic and cut non-performing properties/projects, reward employee performance, bring back 401k matching.

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