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"manager with poor people skills"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

cool factor (aol/video), great downtown location, allow MAC desktops, young and talented crowd.
very good technical challenges and powerful upper management that is efficient when implementing changes or push for a new release.

Cons

Terrible manager with no people skills, not technical enough to make decision and prone to change his position under the pressure of any character making a point. manager not believing in initiative nor rewarding success,

Advice to Management

allow real open door policy at all level so issues can be work outside the circle of buddies .

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Still a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AOL's air of informality and the people are what make me want to come to work every day. There is a lot of talent at this place, despite what the media would lead you to believe. Management also truly supports the idea of work/life balance. You are allowed to do your work when and from where you need to do it. With the spinoff from Time Warner and the new leadership, there is real opportunity to turn this ship around and to be part of something exciting, if you are willing to take the risk.

    Cons

    The constant threat of layoffs can wear even the most optimistic person down. Ongoing changes in company direction and leadership make it difficult to get any traction and seem excessive, even in a technology-based company. Employees feel a bit like they've been in an abusive relationship for the last few years. You don't want to draw attention to yourself or take a risk for fear of putting a layoff target on your back.

    Advice to Management

    The new leadership brings hope and optimism. Please be patient with employees. We have been abused for a few years and need some gentle coaxing to bring us out of our shells. Our innovative nature is still there -- just dormant but by no means dead. Help us build trust with you and we'll help you knock it outta the park!


  2. "Great in the beginning, not so great at the end."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn new job skills in Network & Data Center Ops.

    Cons

    Unstable work environment, subject to lots of downsizing. Business model needs revamped.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit mission and business model. Look to future growth opportunities.

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