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Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.3 572 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong

(316 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-life balance WAS good until they got carried away with the layoffs and doubled employee workload"
    in 80 reviews
  • "good pay, good work environment, learning experience"
    in 42 reviews
Cons:
  • "The senior management really don't care much about the company except, for each for their own piece"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Despite being on the list of great work/life balance companies, many in my group find this hard to actually believe"
    in 9 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AOL

ProsThere always something fun going on

ConsThings are some what fragmented

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good wor environment

Soft Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Prosgood pay, good work environment, learning experience

Conslayoffs, less technology exposure and skill update

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

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

Technical Lead (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Proscool office space. fun, casual working environment.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful Experience

Executive Human Resources (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsEmployee friendly, great company to work for

ConsNothing to share for this company

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing to be advised to the management

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

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Had a four year long relationship, with good and bad

Technical Project Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGreat pay, work culture and systems

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Cool Work environment but job stability always concern

Senior QA Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros1. Cool Work Environment
2. Nice work culture
3. Good work-life balance
4. Active HR team
5. Quality work
6. Pay Master

Cons1. Job security (Sometime due to internal rumor and sometime news in media)
2. Frequent re-orgs without any output

Advice to Senior Management1. ob security matters more for employees then environment, culture and salary comes in queue

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

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Good Company to work for

Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood pay, facilities & work on latest technologies

ConsWas working at Aol Bangalore, mainly depend on US managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse open source technologies

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A perfect place to work

Senior Director (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsHave loads of freedom to do your thing, great people around

ConsDwindling revenue, newer companies growing much faster

Advice to Senior ManagementBe nimble and work like a startup

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

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Nice place to work its a great company

Database Developer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at AOL full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBalance work & family its a great company

ConsNo its a great company

Advice to Senior ManagementNo

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

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Nice company but no growth plans

Technical Lead (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros- Good organization to work for
- Technical Collaboration between teams in case of issues.
- Decent Pay
- Work place is good
- Work for home option

Cons- 360 feedback is not kept confidential with managers
- No Innovation in products
- Always bothered about content
- No more a technical company but a publishing company

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease bring in proper leaders instead of fools from Microsoft.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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