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  1.  

    Best job I've had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at IAC Search & Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The team I work with is knowledgeable and our work is exciting. I have a lot of input into the direction of our software stack.

    Cons

    We are located in an office in a very busy part of midtown, which really starts to grate on you after a while. I would prefer it if we were in the IAC building down town.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting properties

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC Search & Media full-time

    Pros

    Fully staffed with lot's of support

    Cons

    Not profitable enough and too many systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good internship program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAC Search & Media

    Pros

    Learned a lot during a summer internship program. Management was very hands off and allows us to be creative in our approach to the problem. Worked on some high profile projects as well.

    Cons

    Not that much employee engagement. Interns didn't know any of the other employees that well.

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    Fun, flexible but underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I worked at IAC Search & Media

    Pros

    If you are just graduating and have some IT skills, these guys may hook you up. They do have good vacation and benefits.

    Cons

    For experienced people, you'd better look elsewhere if you want market rate. Back end developers are understaffed for this reason, and they just laid off senior front end people, in an effort to replace them with cheaper people (not kidding, layoff was in July and they have ads up everywhere for the same jobs right now). The White Plains office has a highly unfortunate 9-hour work day that should be abolished. So it's 9 - 6 (with an hour lunch).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a 40 hour work week, not 45 hour. And maybe you'd attract and retain more talent by paying the market rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Following a Roadmap Not Shared

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

    I have been working at IAC Search & Media

    Pros

    Great smart people. Real team environment. Often, initiatives are well-funded. Mostly forward-looking Internet company involved in nearly all interesting areas: dating, search, shopping, exclusive content, transactions, lead gen.

    Cons

    The top management is following a roadmap not shared with the street-level workers. As a result, seismic shifts occur involving shedding of companies, moving of divisions or large pockets of employees disappearing without much notice. To say the least, this can be very de-motivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide whether or not you are a holding company trying for profits or an Internet company searching for synergy. Then let the staff managers know how you're going to achieve that goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great job, very dynamic and multicultural environment. You will be working on the cutting edge of global search technologies.

    Cons

    No cons worth mentioning :D

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    If no good place to go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAC Search & Media

    Pros

    As a developer of IAC Search & Media, working hour is pretty flexible compared with other companies around. Manager is nice.

    Cons

    The leaders of the company are pretty lost, not sure what are targets and goals. And company is going downside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop keeping meeting and come to real tasks to make more sense. Please pay more attention on real user experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    It was not bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at IAC Search & Media

    Pros

    The team was very good.

    Cons

    The main drawback was my disappointing compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

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