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IAC Interview Questions

Updated Jan 19, 2017
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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

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    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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    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

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    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.

    Interview Questions


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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IAC in September 2009.

    Interview

    First your application-then a typing test and a customer service test. After testing, if you passed, you were seated with someone working for an hour to get a feel for the job- Then you meet with a supervisor, they ask questions and if answered correctly, they hire or say they will call back. Unfortunately, they hired me on the spot ( I aced the tests) Hired me as a supervisor, then lost all my paperwork-very unorganized

    Interview Questions

    • a play scene in which you handle a mad client   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IAC in May 2009.

    Interview

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    Interview Questions


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