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"Not like the AOL we all know"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

AOL is one of the first tech companies, but still manages to stay current - smart acquisitions, releasing better technology and products, positive and fun workplace environment.

Cons

As with any large corporation, positions are very specialized with less room to grow. Red tape, negative/unfavorable public image from AOL's dial-up service (working on this)

Advice to Management

When there are meetings asking for feedback from employees, act on the feedback and let it be known that you have heard them.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Good opportunity for engineers to learn project and product management basics as well as new tech."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small teams of 5 or so engineers, 3 QA, plus managers mean that everyone gets insight into others' responsibilities and can thereby expand one's perspective and skills.

    Cons

    There used to be annual large layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Every year, give a different set of senior engineers and QA people a year of sabbatical in which they must form 5-person teams to conceive and develop a startup-like project with no public association to AOL.


  2. "Great workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun filled environment, challenging job, talented people, competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Roles are not well defined, hard to get promotions.

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