Mission: To harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at IAC (New York, NY) in January 2017.
I'll go into the details but off the bat I want to say that my negative experience was mostly with their talent recruiter. The interview with the team itself was great.
It started back in November of 2016. I was contacted by an internal talent rep on LinkedIn. Had a 45 min call with her shortly after that where she spoke 95% of the time. I could barely interject to speak about my background and what I was looking for. It was clear to me already that she was just looking for a seat to fill and as if she read off a script but she did have energy. She told me about a role on the IAC Apps team then after a month and a half and me sending at least 4 follow up emails I was told that that role didn't exist any more but there was another team looking for a Marketing Manager so we moved forward with that. Finally had a video interview with the director in January which went well and lead to scheduling an in-person almost 3 hour interview with the director, two other marketing managers, and the GM of the brand in January. All of them were great. The director had a few more behavioral questions than I was expecting but overall good experience and good vibes.
3 weeks after my in person interview and after several follow ups I had finally got a call from the talent rep about an update verbally giving me an offer in early February. I asked to negotiate the salary and she said she'd get back to me by Monday the latest (this happened on Friday evening). Monday passes, no update. Tuesday comes and she asks to schedule a quick chat that she had to reschedule twice in that day. We end up speaking at the end of the work day and its as if the Friday conversation never happened so I had to reiterate my salary negotiation - this was very upsetting and a very poor reflection. I'll also say that she gave me the same story both Friday and Tuesday - a lot of fluff about how the team really liked me and this is such a great company and a generous offer etc etc. If you know your self worth in the market place you don't fall for those traps. I'm not sure if she actually forgot or thought I wasn't a marketer because I saw right through her fluff. IMO she dropped the ball because what happened next was truly unprofessional and resulted in an extremely negative experience with the company.
She came back to me on Thursday evening with the offer in writing this time in which the team accepted my negotiated salary (yay!). I told her I would review the entire package including the benefits before confirming my acceptance but asked what their expected start date was and she said the standard two weeks. My situation was unique because I had to stay at my current job for 8 weeks to cash out on vested stock. Granted this is out of the standard two weeks - I'll also add that there wasn't any urgency with the start date as far as I knew since we had started these conversations in November and it was now February. Normally a company would offer to pay out on the stock if they wanted someone to start earlier. The backlash that I got and yes I'm calling it backlash because the tone in the emails from the talent recruiter was as if I ruined her life - ok I'm being dramatic but she basically told me the team was looking for someone to start sooner than that and why didn't I say something sooner - Funny... since I could hardly get in contact with her and I had to hound her for any updates and she barely listened to what I would say and loved to hear herself talk anytime we did speak. I think she was more so trying to cover for herself and blame me for this "late" start date where she should have asked the very basic question from the beginning "when can you start?" hint: she never asked me. And the excruciatingly slow process made me believe I wouldn't need to tell them since I had no clue if I was even getting the job.
Long story short: I was looking forward to joining the team and had even declined to move forward with other career opportunities in anticipation of working with them. I was willing to join sooner to accommodate the team's needs but it seemed the company was unable to assist my financial loss which was the result of a start date they insisted on, so I was forced to decline the offer.
Overall: the company seems great lots of different brands, good marketing budgets, good benefits.
Make sure you are very clear with the talent reps throughout the interview process.