Compuserve wayback machine
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 15:49:50 CST 2007
> I was working there when they replaced all of our CompuServe badges
> with AOL badges, changed the sign on the building and changed our pay
> dates from CIS to AOL's schedule. Talk about end of an era.
How did AOL treat its Compuserve employees and culture?
There was always a lot of pissing and moaning about AOL in our group
(ANS.NET), but I think that exists everywhere, regardless of how good
or bad the masters were. In hindsight, we look back and now admit that
AOL really was a decent company to work for. We, and our culture, were
treated very well. The amount of BS was pretty minimal.
Our end of an era came about (2nd end of an era for ANS, actually)
when AOL sold our group off to Worldcom. Suprise announcement - only
the very top knew, and kept it a secret. It was timed perfectly on the
day we moved to a new building, and they had just (as in a day) put up
the nifty AOL sign up in the lobby. Removed the next day, I think.
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