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AOL Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor
    Former Employee - Editor

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not enough room for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very satisfied with my job at AOL.

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

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    Great culture. Amazing people. Enjoying the company.

    Cons

    Long hours can be an issue sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great managers inspire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall very positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people, challenging time in the market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    AOL 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    focus 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try striving for more members

  8.  

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

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great company to work.

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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    We had a great leadership team and great people for the most part. It was a fun place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Great leadership training and support. Many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Some issues in consistency with regards to accountablity. Some team managers did not hold people accountable therefore making it harder for those who followed the rules when it came time for team shift changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much outsourcing killed my desire to outperform others. It started with the tech deparment. Then it happened to each department I transferred to within a few years of readjusting my skill sets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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