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AOL Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.3 607 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong

(332 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible work/life balance (although hours can be long)(in 82 reviews)

  • Or if you want to work from home(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk(in 27 reviews)

  • The department you work in determines what kind of work life balance you will have(in 10 reviews)

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    A great place to work during a transitional period for media.

    Editor (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of friendly people, interesting products, good corporate culture.

    ConsNot enough room for career growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to ensure their employees are happy as they will produce their best work when they're doing something they love.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very satisfied with my job at AOL.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture. Amazing people. Enjoying the company.

    ConsLong hours can be an issue sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat managers inspire.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall very positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company culture.
    Amazing coworkers.
    Relaxed and fun environment.
    Open and transparent.
    Competitive pay and lots of non-monetary perks.

    ConsToo fast-paced.
    No time to breathe.
    Too many senior level employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, challenging time in the market

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsAOL Canada has a great culture and there are a number of smart people who have (or still) work at the company. There is a collaborative attitude and non-political environment.

    ConsThe Canadian office is "the flea on the elephant's back" with the US office being the elephant. This makes it very frustrating to get things done in Canada and you are not treated the same as someone at the same (or even lower) level in the US.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good over-all with the occasional loss of motivation "One step forward, two steps back"

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsVery smart and experienced people with extensive background and knowledge of the industry. Good work environment, focussing on a good work/life balance. Above average benefits and an overall respected brand.

    ConsManagement team is too egotistical and doesn't provide clear career coaching for staff or new hires. Personal opinions and beliefs get in the way of good workflow.

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on coaching staff rather than instilling fear of not hitting the number. Use time at meetings to figure out ways to solve department vs. department meetings. More team building activities to allow for cross-department interaction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place

    Sales Marketing (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsGood location. Close to restaurants. Compensation was competitive. Nice people to work with. A collaborative bunch for the most part.

    ConsToo many shifts in priority. Too much control wielded by the United States headquarters in some instances. Not close to the highways.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry striving for more members

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    Fun environment, smart engineers.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChance to work on software used by millions. Very organized teams and workflow. Frequent reviews, they will invest in learning new technology.

    ConsFrequent layoffs, slow-moving corporate culture. Engineering seems to be safe from layoffs, it seems mostly middle management that falls victim .

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    Sr web tech

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscompany ambience, flexibility, work and cool work atmosphere

    Consgrowth, ok sort of management. No great visibility etc

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    A fun company, being a Phoenix!

    Recruitment Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsCulture driven, amazing talent, fun place to be, great acquisitions, understands the industry and with that cones a great company environment, good salaries and benefits.

    ConsThe UK operation is a little detached from the US, but I feel that will change with time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAmazing talent worldwide - utilise it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Dulles, VA (US)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMAke employment options more secure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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