IAC Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014
Updated May 5, 2014
102 Reviews
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102 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Large company/small company dichotomy is great; Health coverage is comparatively bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at IAC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love the model of a large company which owns several small companies (one of which, I work for) because you get the small company feel with the big company security.

    Cons

    If you're not on the west coast IAC's Aetna PPO is pretty horrible compared to others in the same industry. $300 deductible and 15% coinsurance! I've never before had a deductible or coinsurance under any company-provided health insurance in my long carrer. This is something you should strongly consider when making the decision to work for an IAC company if you will not be based on the west coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simple: give us a better health insurance option.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad inside sales job if you can handle the lack of ethics

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at IAC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, decent benefits and hours, ok pay

    Cons

    Its a tough deal if you are signing on contractors to the network - you can expect to be hearing back from them ... outraged about the quality of the "leads" you are selling them. They sell a lot of bogus leads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the standards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fun place to work but not longterm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAC full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment - young office; entrepreneurial environment; autonomy on most projects

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cool company, decent benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very cool headquarter building in nyc

    Cons

    I was working for an internal start up that failed, never had a clear business strategy or direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with a political environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAC

    Pros

    Very fast paced, competitive, cutting edge

    Cons

    Very political, there is definitely a "show me your face I will show you the rules" attitude

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Review of IAC (Located in Chelsea Piers on the west side of Manhattan)

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/life is highly valued at the company. Happy hours every two weeks are nice too. The employees are extremely friendly, and it has a very diverse group of people. They also throw an amazing Christmas party, and the building is really cool.

    Cons

    Location in Chelsea Piers is highly inaccessible. Living outside of the city makes the commute a hell. Bad weather will ruin your already miserable commute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Too bad my department got no respect!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, hard working, good benefits, fun location

    Cons

    Bad mid-level managers, poor leadership but perhaps too young to handle team management/leadership regardless of smarts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the gulf between Barry Diller's lieutenants and the rank-and-file, who, because they are so smart, are adrift there after a year with not much guidance from anyone that could even possibly help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with, but the company itself had some room to grow to keep up with the times.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at IAC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -If you are on the sales team for any of IAC's companies (Match, Urbanspoon, Citygrid, etc) it is a fun environment where I think you will definately meet great people.

    Cons

    -Pricing on some of the services you sell are sky high due to 3rd party outsourcing.
    -Some of the websites (not all) are behind the times.
    -Felt like IAC was always reacting to what other companies were doing, rather than pioneering the way like they did in the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ahead of the curve instead of reacting to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Neutral experience, good for a couple of years maybe

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at IAC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of groups within IAC - so a lot of opportunities, not sure how easy or hard transfers are though
    Good benefits - Opportunity for career growth, very good comp package
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    There is a lot of disconnect within the various groups
    Negative reinforcement - temas are unwilling to take calculated risks
    No high class products or innovation going on - at least in Search and Media
    Lots of revenue coming through the Google deal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to build and grow a culture of innovation
    Build great products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of growth, not a lot of sharing the windfall

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    Current Employee - Director Product Management  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director Product Management in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at IAC full-time

    Pros

    casual, great benefits, getting stuff done

    Cons

    profit sharing doesn't trickle down, leadership is very closed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up - your employees are more than cogs

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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