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Good place to work if you can get past overall company morale

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Business Planning Manager  in  Dulles, VA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Business Planning Manager in Dulles, VA (US)

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

Pros

good work-life balance and good benefits. great daycare

Cons

company morale, inertia, too many complacent employees whose morale has been long gone

Advice to ManagementAdvice

put the focus back on product

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fun, Exciting and Challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dulles, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA (US)

    I have been working at AOL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people here are phenomenal. The work culture is that of a start up/ tech company with their flexible work hours (may depend on group), availability to work from home, happy hours, flexibility to wear casual clothes and lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized and too many reorgs, direction and mission has been lost. They need a stronger executive team that has a clear direction and can lead them in the right path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a stronger executive team with a clear mission that connects for all the different businesses, make it transparent to the whole company and how each person contributes to these goals and win.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good over-all with the occasional loss of motivation "One step forward, two steps back"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at AOL full-time

    Pros

    Very smart and experienced people with extensive background and knowledge of the industry. Good work environment, focussing on a good work/life balance. Above average benefits and an overall respected brand.

    Cons

    Management team is too egotistical and doesn't provide clear career coaching for staff or new hires. Personal opinions and beliefs get in the way of good workflow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on coaching staff rather than instilling fear of not hitting the number. Use time at meetings to figure out ways to solve department vs. department meetings. More team building activities to allow for cross-department interaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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