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Ask.com - amazing people, lots of spirit,generates so much money for IAC, there is no ESPP, so there's no real equity

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oakland, CA

I have been working at IAC

Pros

potential for moving into other businesses, or at least they say so, but I've never really seen it happen

Cons

no employee stock purchase plan, options that are always under water

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop trying to appease everyone. you will never keep everyone happy. make the tough product roadmap decisions that will bring the best products to our consumers, even if it puts you in hot water with certain groups in the company.

No opinion of CEO

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    IAC, not for the weak.

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

    I have been working at IAC

    Pros

    Dynamic company, this is the mini-Google of the internet. Great, young culture. If you work hard, execute your objectives and are constantly pushing to improve, you will succeed here. If you are someone who just wants to have the safety of a clear cut job where all you do is what is on your job description, then go home at 5pm.. This isn't the place for you. Work hard, play hard, thats the overall culture at IAC.

    Cons

    Not suitable for the faint of heart. This place will eat you up quickly if you cannot handle tight deadlines, highly visible work and transparency. Courage, skills, ingenuity and intelligence are highly sought after and rewarded here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fatten up our balance sheet and be more aggressive on taking opportunities with aquisitions. We are sometimes too risk averse. Strike a good balance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Nimble, but amateurish

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at IAC

    Pros

    IAC companies are actually a large enterprise that still feels like a startup. There are few rules, few processes. It is nimble and fast. You feel like there is MUCH to be done and you may actually be requested to wear many hats. Your contributions will be noticeable and be released to the public in short time.

    Cons

    On the other hand, the lack of organization is also its own demise. Many team leaders do not follow standard procedures, they skip basic development processes, there is almost no quality assurance, the code is mostly a patch upon a hack, and developers are NOT top-notch. Everything seems a bit amateurish and there is no connection between any of the IAC companies. A lot of wasted effort goes into projects that go nowhere. Employee attrition is common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to the actual employees. Make decissions more open, question CEO's mercurial no-holds-barred authority and investigate some of their behavior.

    Disapproves of CEO
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