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IAC Interview Questions

Updated Dec 17, 2017
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    Corporate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IAC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initial phone screen then meeting with head of the team followed by conversations with senior management.

    Very poorly run process and unprofessional HR/Management team members. One of the top C-Suite executives ate a salad as he read my resume during the interview. Then he asked questions that weren’t relevant to the role.

    HR is unresponsive and never communicated a result. Speaks volumes about how they view a candidate’s time.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a few things that I can look into for our business (then kept asking to name more).   Answer Question

  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IAC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    An HR phone interview to collect your basic info,
    An Hiring Manager phone interview to ask tech questions and experiences
    An on-site interview for white boarding , ask data structure and algorithms and the concepts of computer sciences

    Interview Questions

    • talking about experiences and asking about data structure and algorithms   Answer Question
  3.  

    Senior Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IAC.

    Interview

    Talent Acq people contacted me numerous times for role(s) and never followed through. Schedules time for phone interview and follow up interviews and then disappears. I promptly ended the pre-interview process after waiting 15 minutes for a call or an email.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Talent Acquisition Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at IAC (New York, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The talent Acquisition Manager reached out to me and we had a lovely 40 minute phone call. From then, two weeks later I was brought in to meet with the girl currently in the role for about a half where afterwards she showed me around the building. Then two weeks later I was brought into a 3 hour panel interview which was quite extensive especially considering this role was a step backwards in my career. The interview although long, drawn out and extensive went well but then radio silence for almost 3 weeks despite multiple follow up emails. By the time they got back to me I had told them I accepted another role within another company and they told me that it was okay because they decided to forward with another candidate anyway. It would have been nice to know what was going on from the beginning rather than waiting and almost loosing out on my other offers. Also it made me feel like they were going through the motions and wasting my time.

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    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IAC (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    First Round: HR Screen. Basic resume questions.
    Second Round: Hiring Manager Phone Interview. Basic Resume. Why IAC. Why product management. How will your skills contribute to this position.
    Skype Interview: Three Rounds.
    Round 1: With Sr.Product Manager: How will you release a product with a specific time frame, given the challenges which feature will you release first. Describe steps. What will you do to improve it.
    Round 2: With Senior Data Scientist: How will you test a website and different ways to test website's success rates and efficiency.
    Round 3: Engineering Manager: Basic resume questions.

    Rejection the next day via Email. Decent Experience. I had a feeling I would have performed better had been an onsite interview at NYC.

    Advice to people: Research the company and the products. Read the job description. One good this about the HR was she gave a complete schedule on who will interview me and they did not deviate. Research each interviewer on LinkedIn, get information on their current work(if possible) and relate it to your job description and prepare accordingly. If you fail, fight again, never lose hope.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at IAC (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process with a simple first it was an interview with a recruiter work for the company later that day it was a interview with one of the engineers to be later be invited for the process takes about a week

    Interview Questions

    • Basic technical questions like what is polymorphism
      Information about my resume   Answer Question

  7.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IAC in April 2016.

    Interview

    I took the first phone interview after 2 weeks I applied the job. It was an HR Interview, concerned much about my experience. Everything she asked was based on my Resume, such as why you choose your major, tell more about your work experience in XXX Company, tell more about your XXX project.

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    Manager FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Hollywood, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IAC (West Hollywood, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I was very happy to be contacted for the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis opportunity within their CityGrid media group of IAC.

    I saw the position posted on LinkedIn and indeed and applied directly through The IAC website. I received an email a week or so later from a human resources representative asking that I give her a call. I called the same day.

    To my surprise the recruiter was hostile and overly aggressive. When I called the company the recruited greeted me with "Are you currently working?!!! "Tell me your salary history for every job you've had!!!"

    I asked her if we could table that part of the conversation and discuss the duties of the role. She refused and became louder and more irate. Concluding with " if you won't give me your salary history were done for today and I will not be forwarding your resume to the hiring manager."

    The call was just weird and disturbing,

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  9. Helpful (2)  

    Product Manager, Search - Ask Partner Network Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IAC (Oakland, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    After initial contact with a Mindspark recruiter and many back and forths, took a month and a half from initial phone screens with hiring manager to schedule interviews. The phone interviews went amazingly well, and there was apparent chemistry and fit, so the team decided to invite for a face to face in Cali. Onsite interview consisted of meeting with several engineers, product managers, partner alliance managers, and the product management exec, although one of people from the phone interview was traveling and couldn't make it. The HR person onsite was very nice and welcoming, willing to show around and talk about the area, commute, culture. Office location was nice, inside consists of a cube farm, but very accessible by public transit and in the center of Oakland. The interviews were typical tech interviews, most of them thought probing and looking for thought process, reasoning analysis, big picture thinking, and framework consistency. Some of the interviews were 2:1, which is a bit intimidating, where the two persons asked me to take a laptop and rank my skills in order of experience and importance to the job. Another interviewer seemed very set on a particular solution she had in mind and would not settle for the justification to an alternative answer because evidently (I found out after) it competed or was in conflict with one of the big bets the company is making. There was disagreement between some of the interviewers about the culture; the product team claimed it was start-uppy and fast-paced (although long dev cycles and slow to make changes) and talked about the evolution from search but was not too knowledgeable overall about search itself (more so about partner network, tools) or the larger IAC organization -- seemed a bit disparate; the engineers were complaining that they have no say in the process. It seemed like the company is struggling with its pace. The product management exec did seem very passionate and the most knowledgeable. At the end of the interview day, the exec walked me down to the lobby. There was no follow-up on the interview in the next couple months, so safe to assume, they've moved on, but feedback would have been common courtesy, even just to know how to shape it next time and improve and what exactly went wrong.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you monetize Wikipedia?   1 Answer
    • How would you decide what search features (e.g., Q&A, images) to prioritize on a mobile device?   1 Answer
    • Rank skills in order of priority you think is necessary to succeed in this job.   1 Answer
    • What are some revenue models outside of advertising you can think of for Ask.com?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IAC (New York, NY) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Very friendly but was long and dragged out. Not very good at keeping you updated on the process.

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