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"A great place to work if you want to tackle big challenges."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Dynamic, fast-paced environment
Entrepreneurial, risk-taking and performance oriented culture replacing older, ossified culture
Lots of opportunities for growth, advancement, etc.
All trends are "up and to the right"

Cons

Organization is still heavily siloed
Very large cultural & performance gap between team members who have been with the company for a long time and those who have joined in the last year or so (since the IPO). "Old-timers" are generally embittered, risk-averse, and cynical, having survived countless rounds of layoffs, management changes, and reorganizations. New hires are typically much higher speed, willing to try new things and take risks.

Advice to Management

Increase the pace of the "turnaround" efforts - time is running out on the clock.
Make business owners more accountable for the performance of their organizations.
Look ahead and try to create a company that isn't just functioning well, but is innovating aggressively.

Other Employee Reviews for AOL

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not your grandma's AOL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AOL's culture has completely turned around and is bursting with excitement and positivity. There is a definite game plan and everyone is aware where we are heading (if they are engaged). The work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    There are still many barriers to traverse before I would feel confident there would be no layoffs. AOL's strategy is focused, but there are still some dead-weight types who are only here to punch the clock and take home a paycheck. Luckily, they are few and far between compared to the old-AOL.

    Advice to Management

    The management is upfront about both positive and negatives affecting the company (for a change). Not everyone can handle negative news, but it's always better to know than to be completely in the dark.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AOL was a great company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay great bonuses. This was the best job that was a great stepping stone. I loved helping out customers.

    Cons

    The downside of AOL was that they were cutting back on job opportunities. I would of love to move up career wise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping the employees happy and listening to what the employees have to say about their jobs and the way they are being treated.

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