AOL Reviews

Updated 21 May 2015
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AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong
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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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  1. So far so good

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    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Dulles, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Dulles, VA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Generous vacation policy.

    Cons

    Politics exists here, but it's everywhere not just AOL.

  2. Creative Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid time off is good. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Contastly shifting positions and bosses.

  3. Flexiible and fast-paced

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA (US)

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance and fast-paced work environment.

    Cons

    There are no glaring cons so far.

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  5. Customer Care Consultant

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Consultant in Ogden, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Care Consultant in Ogden, UT (US)

    I worked at AOL (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great company to work for, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Salary could be better than what it is.

  6. Year long stint copywriting at aol

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really great atmosphere. Lots of young people, growth, beautiful office. Massage chairs!

    Cons

    Huff po reorganized entire office to 'more productive' open space but seems like just a cheap way to cram more people in one space. Not sure about the longevity of the company. Depends on the outcome of Armstrong's multi million dollar blog spending spree

  7. Fun place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Handy location
    Great alumni
    Decent benefits and training available

    Cons

    Not all their mergers and acquisitions slot in seamlessly
    Usual politics of large offices

    Advice to Management

    Finish what you started

  8. Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lo about being a leader. You have AOL build series on leaderships, with a lot of different celebrities. They have training sessions. Great corporate culture, so bright and every is so happy.

    Cons

    My work wasn't really hands on, very repetitive. Wish I could of been more welcomed into meetings and that my opinions were heard.

    Advice to Management

    It would of been nice to meet with other c-suite executives. Met with the CEO, but it would of been helpful to meet with the CMO, CFO, etc. to get a better vision of what they did to be in this position and advice that they had.

  9. Fun Culture and work community

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA (US)

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and Health Care benefits, access to two fitness centers, and pretty good food in the bistro. Great people, loved the work I accomplished. Also half day work schedules before some holidays and able to telecommute often.

    Cons

    Many layoffs during my time at AOL. Hard to see co-workers leave, lots of turnovers.

  10. I miss this place

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    Former Employee - Systems Administer in Dulles, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Administer in Dulles, VA (US)

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, culture, good benefits, opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    There was a downward spiral for a while. Layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Find your new niche.

  11. A dinosaur struggling to stay relevant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Big challenges
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Best years are in the past
    - Massive bureaucracy
    - Lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    Cut down the layers. Stop the powerpoint contests. Promote doers, not talkers.


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