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"Great Team, strange corporate goals"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Our entity, had great flexibility.

Cons

Interacting with the rest of the corporation was often frustrating

Advice to Management

turns out, talented people are important. Keeping them around is a good idea ;)

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Old Thinking, Lots of Layoffs, But great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AOL is a great opportunity for young professionals who need to get in with a major corporation and mid-career pros who aren't really looking for too much career growth. You'll work on a lot of different projects with some very intelligent people. The work schedule is flexible and benefits are excellent. Most managers balance work and play very well. There's also budget for professional development that you would be foolish not to take advantage of - it's FREE education!

    Cons

    Don't expect to be challenged too often as most new initiatives are chosen and pursued via a bottleneck process. The company re-hires a lot of former AOL employees instead of churning the "old thinkers" out and replacing them with younger, fresher mindsets. Layoffs seem to be a way of doing business and achieving numbers so make sure you have your plate full before the quarter comes to a close.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Poor management, weak vision, weird bets, uncritical thinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    There are some great implementors hiding out within AOL, particularly in technical positions. And I suppose something nice can be said about the NYC office, which looks nice and feels modern.

    Cons

    Chaotic, befuddling, and disappointing business and product strategies. Inappropriate and poorly working internal tools. Mercurial and temperamental leadership. Leadership, in general, from the VP level and higher lack confidence, are uncreative. As is often reported, the diminishing legacy revenue streams remain the real focus of support as a surprising amount of product work is cut or unreleased, despite repeated validation that ih-house initiatives consistently predate current products that are globally popular.

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