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3.1 98 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

IAC CEO Greg Blatt

Greg Blatt

(20 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was a great work/life balance and true feeling of appreciation for employees(in 9 reviews)

  • Great people, good benefits, and the most beautiful building in Chelsea(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of room for growth; senior management is out of touch with the office; promotions are based on favoritism; compensation is not competitive(in 7 reviews)

  • in addition, there continues to be a huge lack of communication between different teams(in 4 reviews)

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    Don't go to Edison if you want to build a career.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Edison, NJ

    ProsEveryone else except the management people are very talented engineers. The very few remaining good engineers are very friendly, helpful, and respectful. You can learn new stuff.

    ConsManagement is dysfunctional, promotions are based on whether you work on the hottest project at the time of evaluation and not on your past full year of work. Annual review is useless. No career or salary growth unless you know the right people. Talent is unhappy and leaving rapidly. HR person is wonderful but powerless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLay off more managers. Hire more engineers. 2 layers of managers are enough for an efficient productive company. Focus on career growth. Stop giving useless gifts. Remuneration and company events matter more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great parent company, disorganized division

    Director of Marketing (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat building, fantastic perks, young, smart and fun colleagues, diverse businesses, great reputation, solid, reliable business model, good corporate energy

    ConsDisjointed sub-divisions, poor management within those divisions, lack of communication and very little incentive to be more efficient and very little recognition of accomplishments and dedication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at the management running some of your divisions. See to it that talented people are utilized to their fullest capacity, encouraged to be proactive, and rewarded for doing a job well.

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    Downhill all the way..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Edison, NJ

    ProsYou will definitely have an opportunity to get your feet wet and learn a few things particularly if you are in the early stages of your career

    ConsThere was too much politics being played out in the company and very little time spent in actually working towards achieving the stated objectives

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet people who actually have leadership and management skills to manage the people. And try to implement a meritocracy, favoritism is bound to take the company down.

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    a small company with not much growth

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosrelatively small company. It is easy to be involved in various projects. Colleagues are easy to work with.

    Consno more growth. Talents are leaving.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't know what to so. The company focuses on a field that needs a lot of talent. Unfortunately, it cannot attract many now a days.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Health insurance benefits are good. Co-workers are great. Job is centrally located. It's a job, that's about it.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsHealth insurance benefits are good. Co-workers are great. Job is centrally located.

    ConsSalaries are out of wack. Positions are out of wack. Work load should be handled bye more people. Recognition, fairness and respect are poorly lacking. {COPY OF NEXT SECTION; What advice or feedback would you give to Senior Management? --> Adjust salaries to be fair to all workers, because new hire salaries for some positions are high than those who are training them. Career opportunites are limited mainly because of being understaffed so the work/life balance is an outpoint.Communication is detached and in some cases broken between senior management and the rest of the company. Recognition, fairness and respect are poorly lacking.}

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdjust salaries to be fair to all workers, because new hire salaries for some positions are high than those who are training them. Career opportunites are limited mainly because of being understaffed so the work/life balance is an outpoint.Communication is detached and in some cases broken between senior management and the rest of the company. Recognition, fairness and respect are poorly lacking.

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    good place to work for short time.

    Web Developer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosopportunity to do good work,but its highly dependent on the business unit you're in.

    Conspolitical decisions. no real vision.

    Advice to Senior Managementhave a view, stick to it, communicate a strategy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IAC has a great opportunity in the marketplace, but management makes it a difficult place to stay.

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsResume builder, benefits, good coworkers

    ConsHorrible management in many divisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with better communication. Also, cut out the underhanded things that happen. This should help prevent another exodus of employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work briefly

    Product Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHigh profile company that is always in the news for one reason or another. IAC is a solid resume builder and stepping stone for other opportunities. Amazing building, tons of resources, nice snacks, all the tools necessary to be a great company and take ideas to the next level.

    ConsPolitics, politics, politics. Run like a Hollywood studio with most senior management afraid for their lives, defending, their lives, and a nasty elitist attitude towards anyone junior that trickles and permeates througout the orangization. Most senior execs abuse their employees, steal credit, and will do anything, outside of collaborating, working together, to win.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind employment elsewhere where shareholders respect poor management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for relaxing work/life but not good for career development

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Edison, NJ

    ProsFlexible working environment. Colleagues are nice.

    ConsLack of communication, transparency. The senior managers does not care about employee, company nor shareholders, and lack professionalism in speaking and doing things. Frequent reorganization. No clear career path nor performance system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest, communicate instead of dictate, build career development system to build morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Truth will set you free.

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe company is willing to take risks on big ideas. The resources in terms of infrastructure, building, amenities, cash, etc. are all available to create & build on businesses.

    ConsMost big ideas are judged on political drivers and not merit. Prepare to navigate a world of lazy tenured senior management that plays nice at face value, however never genuinely collaborates. Zero unity at top level trickles down to middle management (vps and up) where veteran IAC members are bitter and simply out for survival vs. innovation. Tragic given the resources available and must be eliminated in the spirit of progress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConduct 360 degree feedback, cut empty suits driven by politics, and begin anew. Current leadership across the board is littered with toxic IAC veterans with 5+ years tenure who are bitter, nasty, and should be eliminated in lieu of progress. Shareholders deserve it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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