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IAC Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, Great perks, Good work/life balance (in 17 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 (3)

    "Bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IAC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For IAC Applications only.

    For the most part, people working here are smart and fun to work with. You also get summer Fridays, unlimited PTO, happy hours, etc.

    Cons

    Top management lack transparency even though in every company event they would keep emphasizing on transparency.

    CEO of IAC placed someone as CFO here. Terrible management style and zero people skills (no experience in managing people, constantly throw people under the bus in meetings, ask repetitive and meaningless questions but don’t take any responsibilities). The existing finance team basically all left because they can’t stand the CFO. When management makes a bad hiring decision like this, it trickles down.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe actually listens to what employees have to say?


  2. "Good overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IAC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and compassionate co-workers and direct managers. Interesting work and room to grow.

    Cons

    Too much change in strategy, volatile.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "search for mindspark reviews, you'll be surprised"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY

    Pros

    The people there are smart
    The idea of free snacks and breakfast is nice.

    Cons

    If you want to see more reviews search for Mindspark reviews, this was the old name of the company before they changed it in December.

    The company is financially struggling, and laying people off. Senior employees with several years of experience and new employees are being let go.

    I was excited when I took this opportunity, traveled almost 2 hours each way, worked hard to prove myself, but one day without any prior notice I was one of many people they decided to lay off, and they did it in a very bad manner like we were guilty.

    Job security here is bad and many have expressed that in their reviews, If you're looking for a company with job security look somewhere else. Had I known, I would've never signed the acceptance letter and looked for something else.

    Advice to Management

    If your company is financially struggling, you shouldn't be hiring new employees.
    And when you let go of people, at least treat them with courtesy, not disrespect.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Worst and the most unprofessional company I ever worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Most of the people I worked directly with were smart and friendly.
    - Free snacks.
    - They try to use the latest tools

     However, I would not recommend it even to my worst enemies.

    Cons

    The higher management treated the rest of employees as herd of cattle. There is no transparency at all, so the work environment is bit creepy where you never feel safe and settled in.

    The hiring managers painted the picture that the company is doing great and wanted to expand because they have a lot features and ideas to build. However, after joining and leaving my other full time job, the higher management decided reduce expenses by cutting on resources. So I was laid off along with about 30 others.

    Even the lay off process was unprofessional and disrespectful, and shows that they only care about much they can keep in there pocket. Everyone was called into one meeting and given a 5 minute speech informing us that it would be our last day of employment.

    Using cutting technologies was great. However, there was disconnect on the actual requirements and some of the developers worked as solo cowboy coders, so it was hard to make code reusability.

    Advice to Management

    It's just cynical to hire new recruits just to lay them off after a couple of months. So maybe you should consider that when hiring while company stability is questionable.

    Very basic apps no longer works for making revenue, so you should work on the quality of your apps and make people want to use them instead of consider them as spam.

    Management should be transparent and respectful of employees.


  5. "Product management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IAC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working hours, great people

    Cons

    Was an intern and could have been doing more meaningful work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Enjoyable place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great amenities, social events, generally work-life balance (though that depends on the manager). Modern venue, great location.

    Cons

    Mid management is hit or miss. Opportunities for advancement are often limited, favored by external hires - again, depends on management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on mid level manager development.


  7. "Money good - work balance bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary is good for the work required.

    Cons

    No growth potential, My way or the highway mentality, not a family friendly company, PTO is very minimal and difficult to utilize due to limited staffing

    Advice to Management

    Not likely to advance unless you are hired into a management position. All management is hired outside of the company.

  8. "Good one"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Software Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Manager Software Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Real people solving some real problems

    Cons

    No investment towards future growth.

    Advice to Management

    Need good leaders to bring new ideas.


  9. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at IAC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cool office space, collaborative environment, employee perks were great, high matching gift limits, expansive snack offering

    Cons

    Office was getting cramped, limited internal advancement opportunities.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Tread Lightly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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