IAC Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
102 Reviews
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102 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love working here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at IAC full-time for more than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, rewarding, exciting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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    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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for more than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible Learning Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment and competitive salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising Operations  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time for 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
  9.  

    Fun, young, and nurturing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at IAC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They really appreciate their employees and everyone is more like family than coworkers. Things are pretty casual at work, but still professional. A lot of employees are young and so the atmosphere is oftentimes pretty relaxed. They generously acknowledge and reward hard work.

    Cons

    vacation days are pretty limited. 10 days a year, but that's pretty standard in new york city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great building, atmosphere and people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not a Starbucks within 4 blocks of HQ - - JK

    Cons

    Not a Starbucks within 4 blocks of HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvent the company and find a way not to be dependent on Google.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Neutral experience, good for a couple of years maybe

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at IAC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of groups within IAC - so a lot of opportunities, not sure how easy or hard transfers are though
    Good benefits - Opportunity for career growth, very good comp package
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    There is a lot of disconnect within the various groups
    Negative reinforcement - temas are unwilling to take calculated risks
    No high class products or innovation going on - at least in Search and Media
    Lots of revenue coming through the Google deal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to build and grow a culture of innovation
    Build great products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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