AOL

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Incredible atmosphere

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)
Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)

I have been working at AOL as an intern (more than a year)

Pros

-Excellent social atmosphere
-Great perks for employees - free beverages, snacks, multiple company sponsored happy hours and parties, nap rooms, gym, etc.
-Hard work is recognized

Cons

-Lots of hiring changes on a regular basis - makes it a bit unpredictable at times
-High level of disconnect between the different brands under AOL's wing

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Innovative and fast paced. Lacks in people management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at AOL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are very knowledgeable about their fields. There are many folks with expertise in different areas of technology and research.

    Cons

    Evaluation of employees are based on how well they market their work to upper management which often leads to unfair and unbalanced reviews and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AOL needs to restructure their people management, benefits, and compensation policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Think you know "fast paced?"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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