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Sr Product Manager

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Dulles, VA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Dulles, VA (US)

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

Pros

Interesting work, easy to move around from group to group, great people

Cons

Your experience depends greatly on which group you work for and what kind of turmoil the company is going through. Lay offs twice a year, every year.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No replacements, no retention, higher goals.

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    Former Employee - Publishing Manager in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Publishing Manager in Munich (Germany)

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

    Pros

    The company's culture is indeed friendly and can really amaze at first sight, but team spirit can only so long last when numbers aren't positive enough

    Cons

    Specially on Be On (Aol Networks) there is no plan, no strategy. They are just renaming goviral every year or so and creating new "eye-candy" products that nobody can properly sell nor deliver.
    I just heard other 4 colleagues left the company, and a hiring stop was set, so the poor souls that reamin there will have to work twice as much to try to achieve ten times the possible outcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what the company really can do and offer, instead of trying to create the next big thing out of nowhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the worst companies to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dulles, VA (US)

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was happy when I left. It was close to home.

    Cons

    Lack of respect for long-time employees, mothers, people with life outside of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your priorities straight. Without happy employees, your company is nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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