IAC Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
101 Reviews

3.7
101 Reviews
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IAC CEO Greg Blatt
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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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  1.  

    Great Entry Level Sales Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    Worked for Home Advisor and had a great experience being introduced to inside sales. Recommend it for anyone looking to start their career in this field.

    Cons

    Would have liked to see more recognition for sales and opportunity for career advancement, unfortunately they seemed a bit bios based when promoting individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize team members based on leadership abilities rather than the clicks they were associated with.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Perks and benefits good-to-great, corp culture meh

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

    I have been working at IAC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have free parking - in NYC! There are lots of free snacks on every floor, free soda, coffee, etc. Compensation is not bad, although I could be doing better. 401-K matching. Good dental and vision coverage; pretty good medical coverage, and several options. FSA and HSA accounts. Company does an organized volunteer day, health fair days, and blood drives yearly. IAC has a wide array of subsidiary companies, various web properties. Generally good people working at each subsidiary. I've worked at 3 different subs: The company works hard to keep good people here. If they get laid off at one subsidiary, HR tries hard to find a job for them at another.

    Cons

    The corporate culture, instilled from the top down, is one of competition between subsidiaries. There's a Darwinian survival of the fittest atmosphere. That's great but it engenders no cooperation or synergy. There's a lot of recreating the wheel that goes on, a lot of wasted time, effort, and resources that could be put to such better use. Further, in the larger subs, this culture trickles down and even different units in one subsidiary can find themselves in competition. It's as silly as people from different projects not socializing. People from different companies DEFINITELY don't socialize. This is a really weird, isolating practice that is counterproductive and wasteful. Lastly, on another subject, the vacation policy is VERY stingy. Two weeks per year until you have been here five or even six years, depending on the subsidiary (although some do have an unlimited vacation policy, but none I've worked for).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how much money could be saved by exploiting synergies between companies; by finding ways to cooperatively develop systems that more than one subsidiary company needs; by merging HR functions from all subsidiaries and standardizing HR policies across all of them. Consider how much morale would be improved without this dog-eat-dog mentality coming from the very top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Casual environment, lots of opportunity for growth, mobility between all the subsidiaries, basically no dress code, good location in Chelsea

    Cons

    Sometimes too casual, a lot of young people that don't necessarily seem to be dedicated employees, some companies go flop within IAC because it funds a lot of internet brands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAC

    Pros

    Very flexible working environment, wonderful people, multiple subsidiaries you can check out.

    Cons

    constant change - the company is constantly evolving. You should be able to evolve with it.

  6.  

    Overall great, learned a lot and given freedom to explore new areas of the business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAC full-time

    Pros

    open door policy, family atmosphere

    Cons

    communication, office politics, disorganization, sometimes unclear goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Never a boring day.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers and great work environment.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting work priorities and focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    IAC Web Design project

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Designer  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Large company, well-financed, CEO encourages innovation, multiple locations, telecommuting possible. Good experience with this company, they encourage innovative thinking and progressive ideas. Management responds well, rewards successes.

    Cons

    Project de-funded unexpectedly, just prior to launch

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging, rewarding, exciting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of FP&A  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of FP&A in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large portfolio of companies, loose governance over individual holdings allows for start up feeling with the comfort of Fortune 100 security.

    Cons

    Changes at the company are often brisk and without warning, so risk averse people might not find the environment palatable. A bit cutthroat at the corporate level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Name- A Little Boring

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Name for your resume. So many different sites within IAC that there would be possibility to move around if something else interests you.

    Cons

    Boring- a lot of sitting at computers. Interns can go most of the day without talking to anyone. Tasks were really easy too, not challenging or educational. But you are getting paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your interns tackle more challenging projects!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Incredible Learning Experience

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

    I worked at IAC

    Pros

    Management is demanding, which drives the right personality to grown, learn and succeed.

    Cons

    Extremely aggressive environment can be intimidating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

    Approves of CEO

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