AOL Reviews

Updated 21 September 2014
Updated 21 September 2014
631 Reviews
3.5
631 Reviews
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AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong
Tim Armstrong
348 Ratings

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.  

    Nice company to work for

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great people and challenging work
    -Closely work with development folks in technical discussion
    -Learning when you are free
    -Greatly talented employees

    Cons

    -Tim brought too many fools from Google.
    -Closure of India BDC team was a disappointment
    -No wise decision makers in Management.
    -Nothing is transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Stop being fancy about Google and Huffingtonpost
    -Should not have changed from a Tech company to publishing.
    -Please dont bring fools from Microsoft

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great colleagues and a fast paced high tech environment

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    CEO
    Great co-workers
    People & Opportunities
    Benefits & Compensation

    Cons

    You never know when you will be pink slipped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smart management team doesn't need any advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to have fun!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL

    Pros

    Nothing much to say except that its great place to have fun.

    Cons

    There is not much to learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sr web tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time

    Pros

    company ambience, flexibility, work and cool work atmosphere

    Cons

    growth, ok sort of management. No great visibility etc

  6.  

    One of the best work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working in AOL was a pleasure.
    People are very good. Very less office politics.

    Cons

    Always fear of lay off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Cares for Employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AOL

    Pros

    There always something fun going on

    Cons

    Things are some what fragmented

  8.  

    good wor environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Soft Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Soft Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay, good work environment, learning experience

    Cons

    layoffs, less technology exposure and skill update

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at AOL India for 4 years from April 2008 to April 2012

    Former Employee - Technical Lead  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    cool office space. fun, casual working environment.

    Cons

    constant layoffs caused a lot of job insecurity. finally 90% of the company got laid off. Avoid this company if you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Human Resources  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Executive Human Resources in Bangalore

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee friendly, great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing to share for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to be advised to the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Had a four year long relationship, with good and bad

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Bangalore

    I worked at AOL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, work culture and systems

    Cons

    Leadership in India wasn't strong enough to match up to their US counterparts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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