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"Don't do it"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

It may be bought out by Yahoo!
Free snacks and drinks
HuffPo brand saves the company

Cons

Unhappy workers, old strategies, understaffed. Very poor social program. They give up on new ideas far too easily. I was there less than half of a year because they threw up their hands and gave up. Another "restructure". Knew-jerk reactions are not a great way to run a company or revive AOL.com.

Advice to Management

Decide on something and stick with it. Be clearer on goals and when launching something, go big externally versus promoting in-house. Learn how to use social media to increase user base. 10 million isn't as big of a number as you think.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun environment, smart engineers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Chance to work on software used by millions. Very organized teams and workflow. Frequent reviews, they will invest in learning new technology.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, slow-moving corporate culture. Engineering seems to be safe from layoffs, it seems mostly middle management that falls victim .


  2. "Great place to work, but don't get comfortable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AOL as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, travel opportunities, lots of training available, my fellow employees were almost all intelligent, well-educated and helpful.

    Cons

    Management seems to have a real problem sticking with projects and tend to cancel them on a moment's notice. Don't get comfortable in your position. Layoffs are constant.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what the company wants to do and stick with it. Maybe get evaluated for ADD.

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