AOL - Don't do it | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

There are newer employer reviews for AOL
There are newer employer reviews for AOL

See Most Recent

Helpful (4)

"Don't do it"

StarStarStarStarStar
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."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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 company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AOL part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome campus, free parking, great cafeteria. Dressing casual everyday was a bonus.

    Cons

    The company's future is unknown, so there is a sense of uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    MAke employment options more secure.

There are newer employer reviews for AOL
There are newer employer reviews for AOL

See Most Recent

Work at AOL? Share Your Experiences

AOL
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or