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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"This company is now part of Verizon after being acquired and has been renamed Oath. However, as far as the tax department it was very working mother friendly."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing AOL can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Senior Tax Analyst, Accounting
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
9 Paid | 7 Unpaid
"6 weeks paid with short term disability, 2 weeks paid by company, 1 week of my vacation used. Also was given 4 weeks unpaid, but job protected "bonding leave" per company policy that kicked in after the 12 weeks for FMLA."
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"The CEO had committed to having equal pay for women and 50/50 male/female leadership by 2020. But there is still a long way to go. Lots of teams (including the CEO's leadership team) are still made up of a majority of white males."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing AOL can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It varies from manager to manager, and function to function but most managers are fairly flexible. 16 week mat leave is the standard I've heard most other moms take, since the company offers an extra 4-weeks of (unpaid) job-protected leave on top of FMLA requirements."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Paid | 0 Unpaid
"Paid weeks included weeks that I received disability and my employer matched the difference of my full salary, as well as weeks that I used up all vacation days, floating holidays and sick days. You need to use up all those days before you take unpaid leave."
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Dont make waves, prove yourself first and then ask about flexibility. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing AOL can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
>$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"again, very team dependent. If you do have flexibility it is like a dirty secret and you are often times considered "lucky" based on your manager. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Some teams are more diverse at the leadership level (Account Management, for example), while others are all men at the top , which will limit your growth opportunities. "
Anonymous Review Image
"Demand more for pay and promotions, after diligently doing your homework. AOL is (sadly) one of those places where in order to truly get what you want/deserve, you have to come in with a counter-offer. Keep in mind that a company is NOT your family - demand more because you're worth it and it's a free market."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing AOL can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Really varies based on which unit they'd be considering joining. Overall, the executive ranks are plagued by Older White Male disease, promotions (titles especially) tend to be based less on actual merit/experience and more on male ego, and pay is grossly unequal for women. Highly misogynist environment in sales and adtech teams, and sexual harassment was plentiful."
Anonymous Review Image
"The benefits and flexible work/life balance is great if you can survive the layoffs and constant reorgs. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing AOL can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Research details about your manager ahead of time. Interview them about their management style. Find past employees to speak to vet any concerns. Do not assume a female manager will be the most supportive; most male managers are equally, if not, more so supportive of employees regardless of gender. Except some of the Israelis (mostly on the engineer side) who come from a culture that is still male-dominated. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing AOL can improve?
"Fix the culture to accommodate to the changing times."
Position or Department
Director,
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Culturally the company has seen a negative turn in morale since the Verizon acquisition and MSFT partnership. Quality of life and positive attitude is dependent on what team you work for (management-based). The marketing organization is 90% female but is fiercely competitive and cliquish. I've been with the company nearly a decade and in this current environment very rarely feel safe in my position or that my (female) manager has my back. "
Anonymous Review Image
"Great Maternity and Shared Parental Leave Policy, flexible, family day every year where you bring your children to work. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing AOL can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"benefit is not good"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
sde, it
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"The company was set up to support people out in that there are multiple people involved in a book of business. If someone is out things don't fall apart completely. The company is generally staffed appropriately. There is a lot to know and to learn and it's always pretty crazy but the people are nice and smart but not too smart... they also like to get things done and grab a beer once in a while. It was one of the happiest times of my life working at AOL."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Sales, Sales
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Not too much discrepancies between two genders"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for 6 years and it's not so much that woman are treated differently as much as anyone over the age of 30-35 is. AOL prides itself on being a company for working women and that may be in Dulles where they have onsite daycare and are able to leave at 530pm but that's not the case in the other offices at all."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Maybe not working Moms."
Anonymous Review Image
"Get to know and build relationships with as many people across the company as possible, especially influential ones. I had 7 bosses in 4 years so you never knew who was going to be in charge or what their goals or style would be."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Depends on what department. CEO is good, not all other managers are"
Anonymous Review Image
"negotiate work from home and take advantage of that when you are pregnant/returning to work. A lot of moms at the company who make it a point to leave work at 5."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Account Executive, Sales
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend AOL to other women?
"Yes"
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