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AOL Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
621 Reviews

3.4
621 Reviews
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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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Employee 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor
    Former Employee - Editor

    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.

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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing in Toronto, ON

    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.  

    Best place to work!

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

    Pros

    Great place to work here

    Cons

    None. Cant think of any right now.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great vibe lots of positive people.

    Cons

    cancel projects all the time.

  10.  

    Great company to work for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits offered are great!

    Cons

    None are coming to my mind

  11.  

    Good team and laid back working enviroment

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

    Pros

    good environment, good team, keep moving forward

    Cons

    It is a big and old company. People spent a lot of time on communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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