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One of the best corporate cultures though it varies from campus and country you are located.

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Former Employee - Director in Bangalore (India)
Former Employee - Director in Bangalore (India)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

-- open culture
-- great environment
-- meritocracy
-- work and life balance

Cons

-- takes long to get your ideas validated at the HQ
-- less autonomy at non-HQ

Advice to Management

AOL's shares have risen but the ad business isn't growing. Great going on figuring out the avenues to satisfy share holders, it's time to focus on the real business growth through innovation so it can be sustained

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  1. Managing Chaos with a side of cool

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Great culture, people and work

    Cons

    After merger with Time Warner they went into a downward spiral

  2. Think you know "fast paced?"

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    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)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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