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Good company

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA (US)

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

Pros

Good environment to work
salaries decent

Cons

Matrix management structure that can be hard to navigate and get things done

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get in touch with lower management as to what is really going on

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Incompetent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very party orientated office. They try to create a fun environment

    Cons

    Bosses are incompetent. Too much middle management that has no business even being employed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Think you know "fast paced?"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun extracurricular activities, if you have time to participate in them.
    Flexible work arrangements
    Good benefits
    Great maternity leave
    Great family sick time policy

    Cons

    Ridiculous performance evaluation process with a forced "performance curve/calibration process" whereby good performers end up with bad ratings to meet the "curve" and get stripped of bonuses and/or merit increases.
    Incredibly fast paced culture. Constant fire drills due to poor planning. Always several competing projects at hand, and everyone expects immediate turnaround.
    Inability to "unplug" from the job - unwritten rule that you are expected to respond immediately to after hours requests and emails.
    Flexible work arrangements do not apply to all departments equally - it depends on who you work for.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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