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IAC Reviews

Updated May 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. "IAC Web Design project"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, well-financed, CEO encourages innovation, multiple locations, telecommuting possible. Good experience with this company, they encourage innovative thinking and progressive ideas. Management responds well, rewards successes.

    Cons

    Project de-funded unexpectedly, just prior to launch


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The opportunities at IAC are amazing."

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to many brands and business models. Constant opportunity to learn and advance. You're never bored. Highly intelligent and experienced execs.

    Cons

    There's some degree of hubris because people are in close proximity to the star power of Barry Diller, but it's manageable and nothing more than at any other public company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Love working here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    -Beautiful offices with great perks
    -Feels like a startup, with all the benefits of a big company - the best of both worlds really..
    -Good work-life balance.
    -The IAC building hosts several IAC businesses (Vimeo, CollegeHumor, The Daily Beast etc.), which means that you get to run into and work with some amazing people.

    Cons

    -Location - only 3 subway lines, and even those are a 15-min walk
    -Does feel a little too corporate at times, even if you work for one of the smaller businesses (everyone answers to IAC Corporate at the end of the day)
    -Considering how much money Mr. Diller spends on look and feel, he could invest more into health benefits to keep his employees happy. The plans they offer are all expensive and not that great.

    Advice to Management

    By focusing on the big picture, you often miss the details. Talk more to middle management to learn what the real needs of individual employees and departments are.


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  5. "Best job I've had"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IAC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team I work with is knowledgeable and our work is exciting. I have a lot of input into the direction of our software stack.

    Cons

    We are located in an office in a very busy part of midtown, which really starts to grate on you after a while. I would prefer it if we were in the IAC building down town.


  6. "Interesting properties"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IAC full-time

    Pros

    Fully staffed with lot's of support

    Cons

    Not profitable enough and too many systems


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging, rewarding, exciting place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of FP&A in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of FP&A in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large portfolio of companies, loose governance over individual holdings allows for start up feeling with the comfort of Fortune 100 security.

    Cons

    Changes at the company are often brisk and without warning, so risk averse people might not find the environment palatable. A bit cutthroat at the corporate level

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. "Too bad my department got no respect!"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, hard working, good benefits, fun location

    Cons

    Bad mid-level managers, poor leadership but perhaps too young to handle team management/leadership regardless of smarts

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the gulf between Barry Diller's lieutenants and the rank-and-file, who, because they are so smart, are adrift there after a year with not much guidance from anyone that could even possibly help


  9. "Great people to work with, but the company itself had some room to grow to keep up with the times."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If you are on the sales team for any of IAC's companies (Match, Urbanspoon, Citygrid, etc) it is a fun environment where I think you will definately meet great people.

    Cons

    -Pricing on some of the services you sell are sky high due to 3rd party outsourcing.
    -Some of the websites (not all) are behind the times.
    -Felt like IAC was always reacting to what other companies were doing, rather than pioneering the way like they did in the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Get ahead of the curve instead of reacting to it.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment and competitive salary"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Amenities
    Great Office Culture
    Intelligent Co-Workers

    Cons

    Pay slightly lower than other companies


  11. "Fun, young, and nurturing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IAC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They really appreciate their employees and everyone is more like family than coworkers. Things are pretty casual at work, but still professional. A lot of employees are young and so the atmosphere is oftentimes pretty relaxed. They generously acknowledge and reward hard work.

    Cons

    vacation days are pretty limited. 10 days a year, but that's pretty standard in new york city.


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