TripAdvisor
3.8 of 5 176 reviews
www.tripadvisor.com Newton, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

TripAdvisor Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.8 176 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer

Stephen Kaufer

(139 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment, great company culture that encourages personal career growth and movement within the organization.

    ConsSome of the reporting tools and resources used are in house and not as robust as other companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Internship, flexible hours, small fast teams

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people, lots of fun. Located in Boston which is a nice change from the software's push towards California and NYC.

    ConsNot as many perks as other tech companies with which they compete for employees, fewer intern activities than desired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. Could be more emphasis on employee satisfaction.

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    Remote, OR

    ProsStrong core values as a company, they really value employees. You'd be hard pressed to find better benefits. They care about their product and stay true to it.

    ConsEvery job has a downside, my particular job as a remote content rep was great because it gave me flexibility in my schedule, but I found that the work was a bit repetitive and hard to do in one sitting. Not a big deal, but it's a little easy to burn out on. Great for those who need to work remotely. Pay is a little low for these positions, but again, it's nice to be remote and have flexibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to work

    Online Marketing (Current Employee)
    Newton, MA

    ProsLaid back atmosphere with a somewhat start-up feel.

    ConsLocation in Newton makes commute a bit annoying if you want to live in the city

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall is a good company

    Engineer Manager (Former Employee)
    Newton, MA

    ProsFriendly working environment, Employee are helpful and friendly to each other

    ConsThe website has been the same for many many years, a little slow in the innovation side

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In a fast paced world TripAdvisor can take you places

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Newton, MA

    ProsWork environment is comfortable, people are friendly and the work is challenging. The company is always looking for new things to do and quick implementations to get things going.

    ConsSpeed doesn't win in all departments. Unfortunately this mantra is carried over to too many things which can lead to rushed results and poor planning. Hiring for senior positions is typically done from BIG companies. Not a lot of promotion from within for Director VP etc...

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work focusing on the customer needs. Keep innovating, but look inward for talent and create that HR training program that has been discussed for 3 yrs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to grow your career

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsYour job is only as great as the people you work with and they are great people that are willing to work with you to get the job done.

    ConsIt's slowly starting to get a little corporate back at HQ.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep TA culture from becoming too corporate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great summer experience at TripAdvisor

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Newton, MA

    Pros- Relaxed hours, atmosphere
    - Free snacks, lunches, break rooms
    - Cooperative, helpful coworkers
    - Fast development cycle, engineers expected to know entire tech stack

    Cons- PMs aren't technically inclined, leading to confusion sometimes and them being out of touch of how long it takes to implement things
    - Not much else actually

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment, a little heavy on the management

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Newton, MA

    ProsTripAdvisor treats their employees like gold! The benefits (other than vacation time) are the best around and the people working here are genuinely nice and smart. Truly the best working environment I have ever been in. I may have gained 10 pounds though due to the amazing free lunches and the unlimited "snack" wall.

    ConsAs I mentioned above, they could be better about vacation time, especially for a travel company. You start with 3 weeks vacation, no personal days. They give "Summer Fridays" but you end up having to put in 40 hours during the week that you take a summer Friday so it doesn't really feel like a perk.

    Also, there are a lot of layers of management that probably do not need to exist. TA could save some money by eliminating a few layers. They can get a lot more productivity out of the staff they currently have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere could be better training opportunities in general. They bring in outside consultants sometimes but it seems like it would be better to have people on staff full-time since from what I have seen the outside consultants they have for training are not very impressive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Expanding Company

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsSmart People
    Nice collaboration environment
    free lunch
    high growth

    Consnot a clear path for career advance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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