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"better than people said it would be"

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Current Employee - UI Designer in Dulles, VA
Current Employee - UI Designer in Dulles, VA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

smart people
nice people
decent professional development/learning opps if you're self-directed
some interesting projets
fun outings occasionally
company possibly on the upswing

Cons

culture of scarcity and fear of layoffs
changes business models frequently
management was (changing w/Tim Armstrong) risk averse and inclined to blatantly copy competitors rather than consider interesting creative design solutions/directions
need to defend yourself for working there and not being a hack with no other options

Advice to Management

Keep up efforts w/rebranding and building new brand loyalty; buil doff core strengths of the existing loyal demographic and give them an updated experience they can be happy with; don't dumb down the experience any more than it is

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. "Company management in Virginia"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Fairly compensated. AOL is good line in the resume.

    Cons

    Remote management treating us as 2nd class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to cut the political bs away.


  2. "AOL - Inside the glass door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work and some great colleagues

    Cons

    It was very political environment. Sometimes employees would just align themselves with executives and stroke their ego to keep their positions

    Advice to Management

    Please deter politics and really focus on thinking outside of the box and coming up with great ingenious ideas to differentiate themselves from the pack!

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