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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

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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    Nimble, but amateurish

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at IAC

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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    Some good, some bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at IAC

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, drinks, and a nice building. Some of the divisions have a very entrepreneurial spirit and are very respectful of their employees. They encourage a healthy work-life balance and promote within. Some also have a remarkably low turnover which is the opposite of the corporate office.

    Cons

    Compensation is well below the average. If they want to keep good employees they have to start paying them properly. Employees who have been with the company for a long and did not receive stock options from the start rarely - if ever - are offered them down the road. Everything needs to be negotiated and many items are nit-picked.

    Advice to Management

    Be more respectful of your employees. They work very hard for you and more often than not their work is neither noticed nor appreciated.


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