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Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • There is work/life balance though but that's because I don't think people want to stay any longer at work then they have to (in 33 reviews)

  • Great benefits - good location - flexible schedule (in 10 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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  1. Sky's the limit

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Incredibly smart co-workers -Great career growth opportunity -Entrepreneurial energy with big-company stability -Business is continually evolving; no limit to what the future could hold -Amazingly fun industry!

    Cons

    -Competitive industry -Technological challenges at times, but getting better -Lots of change in recent years, has taken time to stabilize

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing your people and product to be the best. Keep identifying and recognizing talented performers within the organization. Keep being transparent with future vision.


  2. Awesome gig

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun industry. Great colleagues. Great brand. Superb perks. Lots of learning. Interesting product challenges.

    Cons

    Competitive industry. Tough competitive set requires attention to detail Overall company is addressing the issues that are facing this segment of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep raising the bar.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Amazing place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hotwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Fun place to work 2. Work-life balance 3. Great team

    Cons

    Faced few challenges in the past, but working hard to turn around

    Hotwire Response

    Apr 30, 2015 – Team Hotwire

    Thank you for sharing your great feedback. We're excited about the future of Hotwire moving forward too!


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  5. I love coming to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with -Great perks -Everyone is willing to help

    Cons

    -Compensation is a bit low

    Advice to Management

    Focus on young talent to remain competitive in the Bay Area


  6. Helpful (1)

    Hotwire is great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    Work life balance Amazing people Great benefits

    Cons

    No work from home policy


  7. Helpful (1)

    I like coming to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits, culture and immediate managers are awesome.

    Cons

    Disorganized -- groups often work independently of one other instead of together so it is really hard to get anywhere with new ideas


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fun place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Smart, friendly and down-to-earth. Hierarchy is almost invisible. We all have open cubes, yes, including the president. Everyone knows everyone by first name. It has a great mix of start-up and well-established company culture. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    cant think of any cons.


  9. I'm glad I came here

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Before I joined, I was concerned that Hotwire was a slow, rigid and close-minded company from last century. Turns out that my original worries were not true- It's at the critical turning point for Hotwire now and there is a lot of new opportunities within the company if you really want to have an impact and make a change. The company is willing to take the leap of faith and they urgently need the people who are driven and capable. Hiring starts to pick up and many smart people joined the company lately which brings lots of fresh blood. The culture is very energetic and friendly People know their business very well here and they are willing to offer help and all kinds of expertise

    Cons

    The management team should focus more on career development for young people, that's how you get to keep them in super competitive bay area market and cultivate the loyal force which lasts for years!

    Advice to Management

    Same as above. More career development and mentor program for young people will be great.


  10. Found a HOME!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. I have been at Hotwire for 4+ years now. I left for about 2 months when I realized that I had made a major mistake. Coming HOME to Hotwire was great. The PEOPLE make this place the BEST place to work. Having Expedia back you up is awesome! Culture is tight and people work together and you can build skills and learn as much as you want. There is no limit to the possibilities. Creating lasting relationships both personal and professional.

    Cons

    No enough candy bars! Just kidding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your focus and get the job done!


  11. Excited to come to work everyday

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Hotwire are terrific! The company retains a startup atmosphere despite being in the online travel business for more than 13 years. There are plenty of challenges in a crowded online travel market but employees are genuinely excited to work together as a team and are truly passionate about travel.

    Cons

    Online travel space is crowded and creates business challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the business and growing mobile. Continue to support programs that recognize and reward employees. Keep creating programs and a best in class products for our travelers.



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