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"Great company to work for to learn about the Digital Marketing Industry."

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Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

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

Pros

The company is a great place to learn a lot in a short amount of time. The pace is extremely fast and will help you advance in your career very quickly.

Cons

The company is not a longterm career choice. It is constantly going through restructuring and eliminating roles which leads to a heavy turnover rate.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Started out great, but the constant staffing and cost cutting are demoralizing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team working on a turnaround with promising results
    Management takes big bets
    Exciting problems to work
    Energetic environment
    Finally got rid of Patch

    Cons

    Constant cost cutting is exhausting - recent 401k change is icing on the cake
    Constant headcount reductions - sometimes people just disappear
    Understaffed
    The people are not all top notch - some still need to be weeded out

    Advice to Management

    If talent is really important to the company then start acting like it. Stop letting Wall St dictate all of the numbers and actions. The stock price is only one measure of a company's success.


  2. "Amazing Worklife Balance - Low Change of Progression"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    AOL is a great place to work if you have a family or want to be able to have a life outside of work. Everyone is very casual, there is no dress code and the hours are generally very good. Management has a focus on employee happiness and everyone is very understanding of priorities and responsibilities outside of the workplace.

    Cons

    There are a lot of lay-offs at the company due to Management's strategy to continuously cut costs. There isn't much room for upward mobility because of the cost savings strategy and there is limited company growth. Many talented people leave because they will only be promoted if the boss leaves or dies, which rarely happens.

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