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At a Glance

Uppers

Good benefits and compensation package

Flexible work environment and great work/life balance

Downers

Financial struggles in recent years, including layoffs

Lack of sense of coherent direction for the company as a whole

The Bottom Line

AOL is a well-known Internet company with moderate employee satisfaction.

About Oath Inc.

AOL is still serving America online. The Web portal serves users with an array of content and communication tools, including sites for news (TheHuffingtonPost.com), maps (MapQuest), entertainment (Moviephone), local information (Patch), and technology (Engadget and TechCrunch). AOL primarily earns revenues through display, search, and contextual advertising (AOL Advertising) sales. It sells ads on AOL Properties as well as its Third Party Network (third-party sites). Search is provided through a deal with Google. AOL still offers dial-up Internet access to 2.2 million subscribers in the US. In 2009 Time Warner spun off AOL to shareholders. In 2015 Verizon acquired AOL for about $4.4 billion.

Geographic Reach

AOL provides products and services in more than 30 countries. Headquartered in New York City, the company generates nearly 90% of sales in the US.

Strategy

AOL's business strategy is focuses on showcasing original, advertising-supported content. Google powers AOL searches through a partnership that extends through 2015. As part of the agreement, Google also provides AOL with mobile search, and brings AOL's video content to Google's YouTube.

Mergers and Acquisitions

AOL has a long history of acquisitions. Most recently, the company acquired modeling technology company Convertro and video distribution company Vidible. In 2014 AOL acquired Gravity for approximately $82.4 million in cash. Gravity provides content personalization technology and publisher solutions for advertisers.

Oath Inc.

770 BROADWAY FL 4
New York, NY 10003-9558
Phone: 1 (212) 652-6400

Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chairman and CEO: Tim Armstrong
EVP and CFO: Holly Hess
EVP and Global CTO: William E. Pence
Employees (This Location): 148
Employees (All Locations): 4,350

Major Office Locations

New York, NY

Other Locations

Beverly Hills, CA
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
Nashville, TN
Dulles, VA
Seattle, WA