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AOL Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
664 Reviews
3.5
664 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible work/life balance (although hours can be long) (in 86 reviews)

  • Or if you want to work from home (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • The senior management really don't care much about the company except, for each for their own piece (in 27 reviews)

  • The department you work in determines what kind of work life balance you will have (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great overall experience working at an AOL brand startup company in San Francisco.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crunchbase in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Crunchbase in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at AOL as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment and office amenities, as well as engaging and varied intern assignments are a plus.

    Cons

    Company culture seems a bit lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AOL full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Job Satisfaction, Learning opportunity, Lots of Benefits

    Cons

    Focused in USA not enough scope in other countries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good lifestyle. Lots of layoffs.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Great lifestyle. Nice people. Opportunities to learn a lot

    Cons

    Many layoffs. Somewhat unpredictable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layoffs and too frequently cause a lack of loyalty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits come at the price of constant layoffs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Great perks, pretty good work-life balance, flexible and casual, wants to be "fun"

    Cons

    Constant fear of layoffs makes everyone paranoid. It is hard to trust the company or the people you work with. Office politics and personal feelings dictate important decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees raise issues and concerns about the leadership, don't ignore them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Leasdership training! Great Management team and teamwork!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Leasdership training! Great Management team and teamwork! Great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    High employee turnover, Stressful environment brought on by shady marketing and retention practices. accountability not uniform across departments, Outsourced many tech and support positions overseas to cut costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, award people for hard work and contributions. More focus on skip level reviews to hold certain managers accountable for inaction or abuse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people, get little done culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Good work life balance - you can work as much or as little as you like
    , nice people, interesting problems

    Cons

    If you really want to make a big impact it is hard to push through all of the red tape and get things done
    Also a very rigid approach to bonuses and promotions - more tenure based than performance based

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Outstanding work culture and good work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great & talented people and challenging work
    Good work life balance.
    Lot to learn and advance technology in use.
    Nice salary and promotions.

    Cons

    Job security.
    Too much shuffling in internal management.
    Not much innovation work these days.
    Less transparency.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great workplace and people - Wow job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Great workplace, Flexible environment

    Cons

    Assessment system needed improvement and relook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people based on your domain achievements not on comparative assessment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Video Operations in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Video Operations in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation, generous benefits, smart and friendly people, fun office environment with cool perks (such as nap rooms), a fast-paced environment exponential growth, commitment to volunteering. Also HuffPost Live and the BUILD series, both of which brings top-tier talent and celebrities from a variety of fields into the office.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management structure makes it difficult to advance; the company changes its mission and pivots its focus every few months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dulles, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dulles, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Has very good potential for great learning opportunities. Lot of knowledgeable people around.

    Cons

    Layoffs, and not having great managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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