“Come work for AOL before your boss does.”
This is a picture of a new billboard ad recently put up along highway 101 in Silicon Valley, visible to southbound traffic around the Whipple exit a few miles north of Palo Alto. We first heard about it from a tipster, who called it “odd.” And I agree.
It’s not that AOL isn’t super awesome to work for some of the time. They have a great new office in Palo Alto that we don’t have to actually go to, and Molly in human resources is extremely helpful and efficient. AOL is Shangri-La compared to working at Yahoo.
But people aren’t exactly fleeing their jobs to go there, at least as far as I know. If you want to go work somewhere in Silicon Valley before your boss does, it’s Facebook, Twitter or Zynga. The pre-IPO startups.
It seems a little, I dunno, over-confident.
Nevertheless, they’re hiring. So if neither you nor your boss can get a job at one of those hot pre-IPO companies you may want to consider an exciting and rewarding career at AOL. People with extremely large red heads are preferred.
AOL is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audience, and a suite of popular Web brands and products. The company’s strategy focuses on increasing the scale and sophistication of its advertising platform and growing the size and engagement of its global online audience through leading products and programming. History of Aol: AOL was founded in the early 1980’s as Control Video Corp, with an online service, Gameline, for the Atari 2600 console. ...