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Updated January 19, 2018
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Joey Levin
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  • Short term thinking by upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. "Great place overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IAC full-time

    Pros

    IAC is a great place to work. Great people and great benefits

    Cons

    Corporate could be better at communicating long term plans

    Advice to Management

    Don't leave people in the dark


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office space. Point of pride to call the headquarters our own. An exciting company to work for.

    Cons

    Disconnect between corporate and the rest of the work population.

    Advice to Management

    Less church and state, more dialogue betweeen Corp leadership and the folks in the trenches.

  3. "Great place to make a big impact"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IAC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    IAC corporate is a small team of professionals. Most of my colleagues are very experienced and have a high level of expertise in their field. This is a great place to learn about a diverse array of digital business and how they operate. IAC is a tremendous environment if you are the kind of person who likes to raise their hand and take on additional responsibilities. In my 6 years here, I have never had the same job for more than 2 years and have seen my ideas come to life and my hard work create impact.

    Other pro's:
    - Competitive salary
    - Incredible benefits, very generous maternity and paternity leave
    - Gorgeous office space
    - Healthy foods and snacks
    - Rocking holiday party!

    Cons

    As most folks are very senior in this company, it is difficult to gain access to effective mentorship programs.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management spends a lot of time with the leadership and the business units. It would be great if they could allocate some time to get to know the greater corporate employee base.


  4. "Stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This review is for IAC Applications, an IAC division formerly known as Mindspark Interactive. Besides the beautiful building, and the IAC brand on your résumé, there is nothing else that could be added to that section.

    Cons

    The list of examples is long but basically: a ruthless and egocentric top management (basically one person), a handful of chosen ones doing the King's dirty work, and a HR dept that nobody trusts. All you can read in other 2-star reviews for IAC Applications (and Mindspark Interactive, remember?) is sadly true. No need to beat a dead horse here.


  5. "IAC Apps: Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IAC full-time

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere
    Great ambiance
    unlimited vacation
    Great teams

    Cons

    Terrible Work-life balance
    Egoistic upper management


  6. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IAC full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes they would cook for you.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen or seem to really care about their employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your employeea


  7. Helpful (3)

    "IAC Applications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IAC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and PTO, great office space, intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    No long-term vision or plan, erratic direction from upper management, lack of career development programs

    Advice to Management

    Set a long-term strategy for growth and success and stick to it. Dismantling and reassembling teams so frequently is disruptive and counter-productive.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good 9-5"

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IAC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generally the work atmosphere was all right; developers were pretty smart and interesting people and our team had a great dynamic. At the time we were transitioning from Java to NodeJS.

    The benefits were absolutely excellent. Unlimited vacation and sick can sometimes be a red flag for people, but myself and my team mates NEVER had an issue taking a vacation, as long as we planned accordingly.

    Cons

    Raises were few and far between at best. I rarely saw my team mates (or myself) ever receive promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your hard workers. You will lose many engineers if you choose to skip annual raises or promoting your best and brightest.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IAC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Met great people, worked on challenging problems using lots of data, fast-paced environment, great work space with snacks, beverages. Awesome exit package!

    Cons

    Many silly products, just about making money quickly/dirty, no vision, no synergy among companies (The CEO explicitly said he's against it)

    Advice to Management

    They never listened to anything, so no advice to give


  10. "IAC Applications Product Team Member"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IAC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people.
    Fancy schmancy offices in Chelsea and Yonkers.
    Perks (summer Fridays, unlimited time off, diversity/inclusion projects, tuition reimbursement, etc, etc).
    The biggest pro is that you can learn about and run A/B tests, work with good data analysts.
    Not really a cut-throat culture, pretty much everybody is committed to doing their best and wants to make the products better.
    I’ve worked at other medium-sized software companies and this one’s the most stable/sane.

    Cons

    Product is not exactly “sexy” but the the process and transparency issues have improved noticeably in the last year and teams are now open to using the latest tools and methods that they weren't before.


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