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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 fun company, being a Phoenix!

    Recruitment Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    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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    terrible

    Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    Pros- work colleagues are ok

    Cons- management only care about short-term gains
    - lacking vision

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A real shame, could have been so much better!

    (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsThere are so many talented & fun people. Really great products. Workplace culture is great amongst peers. There is a lot of potential for AOL!

    ConsLeadership don't really care and are extremely ego driven, lot of talk from leadership however don't lead by example or it feels contrived. Feel like you go around in circles, never any real progress.
    Bit of a boys club; some days I felt like I was in an episode of Mad Men.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCulture has taken a real hit, needs to be led from above. Also feels like there are a lot of chiefs and not enough Indian's.

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

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    Fun place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has a great outlook, some very amazing people, some really strong products. The future looks bright. Really fun place to work.

    ConsVery limited growth opportunities, Very poor retention policy. Too many and too often there is a restructuring and changes in the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to work on Employee Retention

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    professional and rich experience

    Mobile Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsQuite good level of people working there especially on the advertsisng side. Mobility and carrer management is fair and ok

    Consthe company is quite old now and its strategy is not clear and or proven. Some changes happens a lot with impact on business and carreers

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure people understand the company strategy and receive clear and concret objectives

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

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    Contracting for AOL in London.

    Technical Lead (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsInteresting, challenging large scale projects.

    ConsLarge corporation politics, lack of clear direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSoftware engineers aren't disposable commodities. You get what you pay for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing experience with full stack BDD approach

    Software QA Engineer (Current Employee) City of London, England

    ProsBig brand, Wok culture and best industry practices

    Consbecame old, concerned about future business opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo look for latest enhancement to live in the competation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    chaotic and a company stuck in the past tech wise

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosgood benefits, decent salary, good colleagues

    Consterrible middle and senior management

    Advice to Senior Managementstop changing the org chart every 5 minutes, look after good people, kill the middle management layer that stops anything getting done, theres always triple the managers than people doing the work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work but opportunities for development can be limited

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsInteresting and fun people work there;
    good perks;
    interesting industry and dynamic environment;
    Looks good for prospective employers on the CV

    ConsAOL are getting left behind in a space where loads of cash is available for very few players.
    A new plan is always round the corner...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    AOL London

    Director (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood work life balance
    Salaries (at least for newer people) were good
    good benefit package (including partner benefits)
    bonuses were usually paid out

    ConsWay too many middle managers who had no idea what they were doing
    Unreasonable expectations from management
    Known in the market as a company with it's best days behind it

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy main advice would be to hire the best person for each open job, regardless of whether they came from Google or not.

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