Pros: relaxed atmosphere
Cons: no core strengths, no vision, unprofessional
Angie's List could be a great place to work. Could be, but isn't. Executive leadership is nearly non-existent. The CEO lacks the ability to provide a clear long term road map, other than "make money". The C-level simply follows whatever direction the wind blows for that day, week or month.
The company seems to insist upon making strategic decisions – more... to devalue and deconstruct the brand. The only way that they can make money is to charge service providers painfully high rates to advertise without providing them with any feedback on what the advertisement brought in for the service provider.
Yes you can drink at work and they have company sponsored events just to drink but it isn't worth it in the long run. The relaxed atmosphere is nice but it breads unprofessionalism. Your work environment will likely be in a dilapidated old building that had just enough work done on it for the fire marshal to not shut it down.
The growth strategy that they have sold out for cannot be sustained. There is a new "initiative" that comes from the top almost weekly. These are left half completed as the next big thing gets chased.
Overall, I would not and don't consider Angie's List a career destination. If you take a job there learn what you can as fast as you can, make as much money from them as you can and move on. – less