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Hotwire Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
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3.7 101 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

Hotwire President Henrik Kjellberg

Henrik Kjellberg

(20 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company respects work-life balance, while still offering challenging opportunities(in 28 reviews)

  • Exciting industry (travel) discounts on travel products(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance are non-existent depending on the group(in 4 reviews)

  • If you're looking for career growth, you need to make sure you are on your manager's radar at all times(in 5 reviews)

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    Fun place to work, good people to work with but short sighted management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood benefits especially paid time off. Fun people. Good pay.

    ConsCliquish management. Current management is more tactical than strategic and lacks foresight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to thinking strategically like was done two years ago. Quit being Polly Annish about the relationship between Hotwire and Expedia.

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    Strong performer in the travel industry in SF, with few downsides

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros1. Company hires good, smart, motivated people
    2. Company is a leader across the travel industry in a number (perhaps most) funcational areas
    3. The business is growing and the company has the resources to spend on innovation
    4. There isn't a culture of over-work and face-time; get your work done and go home (or go out)
    5. A lot of laughter. Folks don't take themselves too seriously

    Cons1. Flexible work policy isn't that flexible
    2. Salaries and benefits are OK but not stellar
    3. It's a medium-sized business (100-200 people); career progression is limited unless you're willing to transfer to another Expedia Inc. business, which would likely mean moving

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe people make all the difference. Keep investing in them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hotwire is about execution

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe provide nice benefits through Expedia including some travel incentives. Work can be interesting and you can get a variety. If you want to move jobs you can do so throughout all of Expedia. On the whole people are smart and motivated. they have a good office location. Work-life balance is emphasized. Teams can move fast and execute well.

    ConsThe well-developed and proven project processes can get a little heavy-handed. Being owned by a larger corporation makes it feel like management's hands are tied at times.

    Advice to Senior Managementlet the employees shine, don't hold them back. They are excellent at executing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a very nice place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood compensation, vacation days, travel discount, latest technologies.

    ConsGets monotonous after a while. You keep doing the same work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease don't be partial. Need to recognize employees contribution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Highly Unsatisfied

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsI am happy with Benefits

    ConsI never get recognised being here for so many years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognise your direct reports on work they do not from projection or feedback from others.

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    It is kind of nice.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment and adequate management.

    ConsSlow career growth and not very interesting project.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to work

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    Proschallenging environment
    good compensation
    work-home balance
    good projects

    Consno proper career training and mentorship though management keeps saying big words about individual training

    Advice to Senior Managementyou guys are doing a good job!!Keep UP

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    thanks for all the fish

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork/life balance. smart people. great benefits

    Conssmall companies offer less career growth opportunities. pay is a bit below market.

    Advice to Senior Managementfind ways to retain strong performers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, nice people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshours are flexible,
    people are nice
    management team is stable

    ConsCompany is a little small, no stocks from this year

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement is stable and know what they are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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