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IAC Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
109 Reviews
4.0
109 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC as an intern (less than an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Strong Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Boston, MA

    I worked at IAC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to advance through internal recruitment.

    Commitment to new technologies and ideas.

    A fair and reasonable review process that measures employee growth.

    Cons

    As with any online company, work/life balance can be a challenge. Management, particularly upper management, is siloed away from the lower ranks, which can make employees feel like they're not as connected to the company as a whole as they may like to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop collecting dead brands and invest in building useful services instead

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boys club

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    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)

    Pros

    Great office, benefits and young working culture

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mobile Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAC

    Pros

    relaxed culture, 401k, great culture, team work, leadership,

    Cons

    lack of management, very political,

  7.  

    A Great Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company and fun environment

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    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC part-time (more than an 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

  9.  

    Great Entry Level Sales Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Golden, CO

    I have been working at IAC full-time (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    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
  11.  

    College Humor

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    Former Employee - Illustrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Illustrator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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