IAC Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. Too many layers of management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great work life balance.

    Cons

    not a ton of room to move up

    Advice to Management

    Listen to us


  2. Helpful (1)

    Wake up Management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at IAC (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Unlimited soft drinks/great coffee machine/treats. Holiday party is a big event.

    Cons

    Benefits and compensation is not up to par for mid-level leaders. Management support is extremely lacking with poor job advancement within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Support the employees better, allowing them to grow within the business. Don't let personal relationships influence the decision making. Be loyal to those who have helped grow the business. Take pride in allowing others to grow and learn and not worry strictly on your own personal success.


  3. I was an intern at CollegeHumor.com, an online comedy website owned by IAC.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun place, amazing location next to NYC high line

    Cons

    Not a great internship program during the semester; didn't really get to know the other interns


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Boys club

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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


  6. A Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Yonkers, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Tremendous benefits, competitive salary, and truly values engineering and innovation

    Cons

    None really. It's a good place to work. Some areas could be better, but grown ups shouldn't complain about the kind of cookies in the break room.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more active role in the community and improve developer relations


  7. Great company and fun environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    During my time here, there were a lot of outside events held to create a fun and tightly knit community. It was easy to fit in and I worked with different divisions

    Cons

    needs more relevant work depending on your job title


  8. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    College Humor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Illustrator in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Illustrator in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always fun gigs, decent pay for freelancers, easy to work with

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Product Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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.



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