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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 163 AOL Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.2
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"AOL encourages creativity and does what it can to inspire employees. They are known to hold conferences for employees and even bear the expense of hotel rooms when needed. Meetings are kept positive for the most part. The main office in Beverly Hills is attractive, open and features a fully stocked break room."
Posted 5 years ago in New York City, NY
AOL Employee
in Dulles, VA

"Pros: Good benefits, bonuses, perks and facilities. Cons: Right from VP to developers are south Indian (Hyderabad/Telangana) crowd and network possibly working on commission basis (check internet for what happened to Adobe and Walt Disney) to recruit their own state employees even back from India. They even fail other people during interviews, if he/she is not from their state back in India and then get someone through their network. So even if developer does not know development, he or she gets selected if from Hyderabad/Telangana. VP happily covers all south Indian people even if they do not know anything about the job and tries to prove other guy (doesn't matter whether white or black) bad. Please try to maintain separate category people in management at each level (currently it's all Hyderabad/Telangana people). If not AOL will fail to rise."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
AOL Employee
in North Chili, NY

"Great company to work for."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.1
AOL (251)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Facebook (5)
3.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Birch Communications (26)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (2,991)
Social Media Editor
in New York City, NY

"AOL encourages creativity and does what it can to inspire employees. They are known to hold conferences for employees and even bear the expense of hotel rooms when needed. Meetings are kept positive for the most part. The main office in Beverly Hills is attractive, open and features a fully stocked break room."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in Sterling, VA

"I've worked for AOL since 2009."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average AOL Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $4
2012 $4
2013 $3
Software Development Engineer
in San Mateo, CA

"It's a good company for budding engineers."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
AOL Employee
in Sterling, VA

"AOL is a fast-paced dynamic place to work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Systems Architect
in Great Falls, VA

"AOL is a great place to work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Data Analyst
in Sterling, VA

"Worked for AOL almost one year, it was cool and fun, I like the working environment and people."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
AOL Employee
in Sterling, VA
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
AOL Employee
Person You Work For 3.5 / 5 People You Work With 3.5 / 5 Work Setting 3.5 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.5 / 5
Company Culture 3.5 / 5 Way You Work 3.5 / 5
Technical Manager
in New York City, NY

"I spent 13.5 years at AOL, and I definitely regret that I was laid off. Had that not happened, I would not be looking for a new job today. The company looks for the best people to improve their position, in terms of both their skillet and their mindset. Company culture is a very important facet of the interview process, and I'm proud to have been a part of establishing that. That said, there is still some politics internally which can be difficult to manage when first starting out."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Senior Software QA Engineer
in Seattle, WA

"I was on contract with AOL Mobile in 2007 and 2008, where I worked on the UDR 2.0 Server and Services. It was a migration project to TOMCAT infrastructure from an old Netscape Server.Both the people and the work were great. However most of the people that I knew have since left the company for other opportunities."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Software Developer
in Sterling, VA

"Great place with innovation and large scale tech."

What do you like about working at AOL?

"Liked to learn about technology at such a large scale."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Management are nice people but directives from the upper people can be contradictory."

What don't you like about working at AOL?

"It was too stagnant and unable to adapt to a changing landscape."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't waste everyone's time on projects even they know are destined to fail."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at AOL?

"Great technology and great work environment. Nice leadership. Cutting edge technology."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Prepare basics well. Brush up data structures and algorithms for being effective in the interview."

What don't you like about working at AOL?

"Nothing much here. There is nothing much here to dislike."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing much. The management is quite capable. And there is not much that I can suggest."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Associate Technical Security Analyst
in Reston, VA

"Great company."

What do you like about working at AOL?

"AOL was a great place to work, lots of opportunity and growth."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Now that AOL is its own company again, it would be a great place to work at if you can get in. Good luck!"

What don't you like about working at AOL?

"Spring cleaning, when layoffs occurred. It was always a tense time of the year to see if you made the cut."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I just wish that my stock was worth something after the merger with Time Warner."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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