Mission: To inform, entertain and connect the world.
We’re here to hold the Internet to its promise, to deliver the best it has to offer, and to bring us all closer to the things that matter.
We do it by helping people discover and share the stories that color their lives;
By pursing innovations that make things easier, more effective and just plain fun;
And by bringing to light the many simple ways we can all help make our world just a little better.
Senior Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Communications
As Senior Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Communications, Maureen Sullivan oversees AOL’s global brand development as well as the company’s marketing and corporate communication initiatives. She is a member of AOL’s executive leadership team.
In this role, she has successfully led the global re-branding of AOL as well as defining AOL’s consumer brand portfolio. Sullivan manages all brand and consumer marketing initiatives, media investments, including sponsorships and brand partnerships, as well as corporate events. She has responsibility for the company’s public relations and corporate social responsibility practices, including the development of AOL Impact and AOL’s cause related initiatives.
Prior to AOL, Sullivan served as Chief of Staff for Tim Armstrong at Google, where she managed partnership development and business planning. Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Stanford University where she was selected as a participant for the Stanford Business Leadership Program hosted by the Stanford Business School and serves on the board of the non-profit, Network For Good.
Life at our Company
A few highlights of working at AOL Inc. include:
Here at AOL, we strive to be the best, so we take pride in taking care of our employees. We work hard, and we play even harder. We have lots of wonderful benefits and the best part of working here is the culture! From our culture club, to our Business Resource Groups, there’s at least one group that you’ll build and grow more with as a team.
At AOL, the People Development team has a motto “we help you be great”. How do we do this? We provide solutions and experiences to empower smart people to learn, develop, grow and love what they do everyday.
We believe in a continuous and collaborative learning environment. Gone are the days of endless, dull classroom and online training options (unless you’re building a required skill, of course). AOL follows the 70-20-10 development model: 70% of learning through work experiences, 20% from the people around you and 10% from formal structured activities. Much of our professional development takes place on the job, through knowledge sharing and other creative learning experiences. Here are a few examples of what’s offered:
UnUniversity is untraditional learning, breaking the rules of old school training. It’s a peer-to-peer learning program that encourages AOLers to explore new topics and business areas, share knowledge and learn from and with others across the organization. The rules are simple: anyone can teach or take a class, any interesting/relevant topics are welcome and best yet, learning (and teaching!) contributes to personal and professional development.
Sometimes formal development options are necessary and AOLU partners with best-in-class vendors to provide learning to support technical, leadership, business and compliance needs. MindGym 90 minute “Workouts” and Safari Books blend well with our fast-paced culture.
AOL hosts many collaborative and innovative development opportunities. Attend local MeetUps on a variety of topics onsite, share your knowledge and skills with Talent Mashup, a program designed to mash together short-term projects with internal talent with the desire to learn & grow. AOLers can also participate in Speed Coaching, a program modeled after Speed Dating – providing fast-paced opportunities to network and be coached on critical management and professional skills topics.
Leadership skills are critical for all levels. For new managers to seasoned execs, AOL offers six formal leadership development programs globally. First line managers can experience a peer-led Managing @ AOL overview and dive deep into the fundamentals with a two-day Leader Launchpad experience. Seasoned managers, depending on their role, can opt for Leading Others or Leading Leaders, a multi-month learning experience. UnUniversity also is host to many leader-led management sessions, open to all employees.
AOL is commited to conducting its business in ways that minimize its impact on the environment through a variety of intiatives. AOL's most significant energy consumption comes from the data centers which are home to the servers and switches that both host information and route messages globally. Recognizing this carbon footprint impact, AOL has made significant -- and award-winning -- strides in creating reliable, sustainable and energy-efficient data centers. Comparisons with external benchmarks have shown that AOL has a sustainable model for minimizing energy consumption in the data centers. The Uptime Institute's "Green IT" awards as noted below show that IT energy efficiency can enhance bottom-line profitability, while meaningfully reducing the overall corporate carbon footprint. To find out other ways in how we’re trying to take care of Mother Earth, please click here. http://corp.aol.com/our-values/corporate-sustainability AOL Leverages the power of the Internet to improve and unify communities, and benefit those in need. We have a team fully dedicated to Cause Marketing and we give back in many ones. One of the various ways we do give back to the community includes our Monster Help Days, in which all of our employees get together and do a full day of community volunteering for various projects and efforts!