IAC Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
105 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Review of IAC (Located in Chelsea Piers on the west side of Manhattan)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life is highly valued at the company. Happy hours every two weeks are nice too. The employees are extremely friendly, and it has a very diverse group of people. They also throw an amazing Christmas party, and the building is really cool.

    Cons

    Location in Chelsea Piers is highly inaccessible. Living outside of the city makes the commute a hell. Bad weather will ruin your already miserable commute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The opportunities at IAC are amazing.

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to many brands and business models. Constant opportunity to learn and advance. You're never bored. Highly intelligent and experienced execs.

    Cons

    There's some degree of hubris because people are in close proximity to the star power of Barry Diller, but it's manageable and nothing more than at any other public company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love coming to work every day

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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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I really do love coming to work every day. Great people, good benefits, and the most beautiful building in Chelsea! Perks include: endless amount of free snacks, coffee, soda, juices, etc., bring your dog to work day, free bikes, a locker room with showers, parties and happy hours.

    Yes, it's a little far from the subway, but it's such a fun area!

    The company has a great reputation and offers career growth - most people stay here for a while.

    Cons

    Hard to think of any. Since the building is shared by several IAC companies, I wish there was more communication between all the different business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love working here

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Beautiful offices with great perks
    -Feels like a startup, with all the benefits of a big company - the best of both worlds really..
    -Good work-life balance.
    -The IAC building hosts several IAC businesses (Vimeo, CollegeHumor, The Daily Beast etc.), which means that you get to run into and work with some amazing people.

    Cons

    -Location - only 3 subway lines, and even those are a 15-min walk
    -Does feel a little too corporate at times, even if you work for one of the smaller businesses (everyone answers to IAC Corporate at the end of the day)
    -Considering how much money Mr. Diller spends on look and feel, he could invest more into health benefits to keep his employees happy. The plans they offer are all expensive and not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By focusing on the big picture, you often miss the details. Talk more to middle management to learn what the real needs of individual employees and departments are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, rewarding, exciting place to work

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    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 (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
  7.  

    Great Name- A Little Boring

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

    I worked at IAC as an intern (less than an 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
  8.  

    Too bad my department got no respect!

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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

    Smart people, hard working, good benefits, fun location

    Cons

    Bad mid-level managers, poor leadership but perhaps too young to handle team management/leadership regardless of smarts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the gulf between Barry Diller's lieutenants and the rank-and-file, who, because they are so smart, are adrift there after a year with not much guidance from anyone that could even possibly help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with, but the company itself had some room to grow to keep up with the times.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at IAC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -If you are on the sales team for any of IAC's companies (Match, Urbanspoon, Citygrid, etc) it is a fun environment where I think you will definately meet great people.

    Cons

    -Pricing on some of the services you sell are sky high due to 3rd party outsourcing.
    -Some of the websites (not all) are behind the times.
    -Felt like IAC was always reacting to what other companies were doing, rather than pioneering the way like they did in the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ahead of the curve instead of reacting to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible Learning Experience

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment and competitive salary

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    Former Employee - Advertising Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising Operations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Amenities
    Great Office Culture
    Intelligent Co-Workers

    Cons

    Pay slightly lower than other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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