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IAC Reviews

Updated July 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, Good Perks (in 19 reviews)

  • Fun work environment, busy office, smart and creative colleagues (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • in addition, there continues to be a huge lack of communication between different teams (in 6 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 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Crippling disorganization and lack of leadership"

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    Former Employee - Content Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Content Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, location (now closed), perks, unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    They have no master plan. Priorities and plans change almost daily and often are not clearly communicated. No intranet or org chart. After 18 months and 5 managers, I still didn't have a job description.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and take responsibility. Pep talks and platitudes do more harm than good.


  2. "Manager , Software Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAC full-time

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, Good Perks

    Cons

    Not a lot to learn , Not very Dynamic

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Crazy Dysfunctional Circus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAC full-time

    Pros

    My peers meant well Worked hard

    Cons

    Immature Management, wouldn't reveal revenue goals because they were afraid if we hit our numbers mid year we would stop working.

    Advice to Management

    Read the book, Mindset.by Carol Dweck.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "What a very disfunctional place of employment"

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

    Pros

    The pay was alright as a direct hire.

    Cons

    Harrassed by one certain supervisor on a daily basis....

    Advice to Management

    Get this under control before your company is destroyed by this overly bearing supervisor.


  5. Helpful (9)

    "For IAC Applications only - Poor senior management team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IAC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent work life balance with summer Fridays and xmas shutdowns. Beautiful office. Decent perks overall. Individuals from directors and below are generally good people that want to do best for the business.

    Cons

    Senior management. The co-CEOs, I believe, want to foster a culture of accountability but it devolves into a culture of blame. Meetings with them would be held with the intention of public shaming instead of group problem solving. Poisonous culture where individuals don't feel protected. Only those individuals willing to take undeserved credit and blame others for mistakes thrive.

    Recently, a new CFO has been installed that fit that mode. The CFO is a perfect example of senior management style at IACA. Poor management skills, blames other for his deficiencies, engages in activities that generates limited values, and very low EQ. That hire alone is responsible for the departure of several individuals include the team he inherited.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good decent and capable people. Live by your words instead of just lip service.


  6. "Old APN was great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAC full-time

    Pros

    2012 APN had a wonderfully supportive and cooperative team. We were not working with the most exciting technology. There is no great secret sauce. But the deals were fun to do.

    Cons

    Its gone. What it is replaced with is management that it is really difficult to trust.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest about what the company is going through and how we can fix it or better yet....change the business model to do something new.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Tread Lightly"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IAC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience at a major company, work balance, compensation and company benefits. Location of the building in my opinion is desirable.

    Cons

    Young inexperienced leaders without any direct supervision. IT mismanaged with finger pointing yet stories of misappropriation of funds goes unnoticed. Other leaders taking hand-outs/gifts for party contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to find ways to cut balance sheets.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "FACTORY"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Springfield, TN
    Former Employee - Assembler in Springfield, TN

    Pros

    Work individually you don't have to speak to anyone if you don't want too.

    Cons

    Supervisors act to serious at times.

    Advice to Management

    Find more down to earth supervisors.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IAC full-time

    Pros

    The building, with its free snacks, bagels, dog days, etc., and colleagues can be delightful. If you like a high-tempo, high demand workplace, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Location is not great. Management sometimes doesn't know what it wants.


  10. "Following a Roadmap Not Shared"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


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