IAC Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Great people, good benefits, and the most beautiful building in Chelsea (in 7 reviews)

  • Good bonus program, solid 401K, Reasonably decent office supplies, free snacks in some offices (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management does not what is technology and they are leading Ask (in 7 reviews)

  • Monotonus sometime, less incentives, less work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. At an IAC company in Oakland

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - P M in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - P M in Oakland, CA

    I worked at IAC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. (Management was great about vacations, WFH, etc.) Pay was reasonable. People were nice, if generally uninspiring. Lots of team functions/happy hours (though this may be a negative in some people's books).

    Cons

    IAC runs their portfolio companies with a very short-term mindset. It's all quarterly targets and "what's the Street gonna think?" This makes transformative product development nearly impossible. (If you're not willing to sacrifice ANY near-term revenue, it's gonna be pretty tricky to come up with the Next Big Thing.)

    Also, no real growth opportunities across IAC companies. (It's not particularly easy for a mid-level employee to transition from one IAC company to another. You have to apply as if you were an outside candidate, at which point you might as well apply to a sexier, faster-growing outside company.)

    All leads to a pretty stagnant, second/third-tier feeling company. IAC is the anti-Google.

    Advice to Management

    Address the issues outlined in the "Cons" box above. Also, go easy on the corporate-speak. It fell out of fashion 20 years ago, and it's not generally useful or descriptive.


  2. Sucked really, really bad. Real bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IAC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None to mention on this box

    Cons

    Aevery single bit of it sucked

    Advice to Management

    You need to quit


  3. Good for growth but don't spend too much time here.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Snacks - Great location, young culture. Cool companies.

    Cons

    inexperienced executives. No real innovation . Short attention span with products.

    Advice to Management

    Be on the forefront of something. We seem to be second best at most things


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  5. Working in a partner business is not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good cash comp and benefits. Amazing hq in NYC.

    Cons

    Corrosive corporate culture. Layoffs all the time.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Pretty directionless

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAC

    Pros

    Good bonus program, solid 401K, Reasonably decent office supplies, free snacks in some offices

    Cons

    Erratic leadership, still operates very much like a holding company, seems most concerned with leveraging their roster of companies to help shore up their online dating group vs offer compelling services.

    Advice to Management

    Stop collecting dead brands and invest in building useful services instead


  7. Helpful (4)

    Boys club

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office, benefits and young working culture

    Cons

    Tight inner circle of management, difficult to shine and progress in your career


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at IAC full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Simple: give us a better health insurance option.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at IAC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Raise the standards


  10. Helpful (2)

    Fun place to work but not longterm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  11. Cool company, decent benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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



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