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TripAdvisor Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.8 177 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer

Stephen Kaufer

(140 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, fun atmosphere, they try hard to please employees with functions and swag (in 14 reviews)

  • benefits are good, free lunch, outting, etc (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor performers are consistently promoted due to "friendships" they have with senior management (in 9 reviews)

  • Sure, the company went through some growing pains, which is understandable (in 7 reviews)

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    Amazing place to work!

    Content Specialist (Current Employee) Newton, MA

    ProsTons of great benefits, flexible schedule, relaxed work environment. TA is a company that understands the needs of your personal and family life, and is very flexible when situations arise. Exciting to work for a company that is still growing and has so much room to grow.

    ConsI honestly can't think of any cons.

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

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    Great Work/Life Balance in a "Speed Wins" Environment

    Senior Content Specialist (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThe work environment is very collaborative and enjoyable. The company truly cares about their employees and offers great benefits. Everyone at this company is incredibly smart and you will learn something new from your peers every day. Things move very fast at TripAdvisor as the company still tries to keep its "start-up like feel" even though it is well beyond that point. Despite the "Speed Wins" Motto, this company promotes a great work-life balance and encourages its employees to travel and have fun.

    ConsIf you are looking to grow laterally or switch tracks within the company it can be harder to do than at other companies. They offer classes in other areas to encourage their employees to grow, but in terms of making an actual title/role switch it seems hard to do.

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

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    Fast Pace, Data Driven

    Marketing Analyst (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsIf you like to be at company that's winning, TA is a good place for you. The company is very data driven and is both innovating and iterating at a pace that will keep it ahead of competitors for a long time.

    Pay is also competitive and there are many benefits and perks.

    ConsThe pace is so fast that sometimes it can be overwhelming. Hiring can sometimes be slow which puts extra pressure on current employees.

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

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    Dream Job

    Web Developer (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsExcellent team dynamics, exemplary management, free lunches, great location, flexible schedule, good family vs work balance, very high overall employee skill level, great mentorship, and last but not least, the company raison-d'etre is awesome.

    ConsHarsh technical interviews, not in line with daily tasks & environment. Salary is good, but not great given the expected skill level & throughput

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is great.

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

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    High growth company

    Director (Current Employee) Newton, MA

    Pros-Great benefits
    -Solid work/life balance
    -Good salary/bonus/stock
    -Free lunch and other perks

    Cons-Sometimes stressful (during deadlines, etc)
    -Headquarters technology isn't great for communicating with colleagues in other offices

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to employee feedback---in all locations. Communicate how the company scales its values and processes with global growth--and really apply it to how we work in the day to day and the culture overall (in all offices). But overall, great co with a strong future.

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

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    glad I made the move

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat leadership, free development classes (including language class), vibrant culture

    Conssometimes feel too siloed in own group

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

    TripAdvisor Response

    Nov 14, 2013Global Manager, Talent Acquisition

    We also love our new Learning and Development options--including the language classes. We have a ton of new classes offered all the time, across the globe. And, we agree that our culture is pretty ... More

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    Never the same day twice; always a new challenge.

    Director (Current Employee) Newton, MA

    ProsTA employees are encouraged to get things done; speed wins. Our CEO acknowledges in moving quickly, we'll break s---t, but we'll fix it the next time around and be better for doing so. Everyone is smart, motivated, and wants to help each other. Lots of perks and it's clear that the executive team cares about its employees. Seems like a great place to grow your career, skills and earn a competitive salary doing so.

    ConsPoor internal tools and infrastructure to manage so many moving parts. While there are initiatives to improve this, it can be a bit frustrating to get on board and hit the ground running without spending time on things already asked and answered.

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

    TripAdvisor Response

    Nov 14, 2013Global Manager, Talent Acquisition

    We're proud of our smart, motivated, and helpful employees---and agree that we offer excellent career development to grow your career (with competitive salaries and benefits!) We're also glad that ... More

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    Growing company, great leadership.

    Manager (Current Employee) Needham, MA

    ProsGrowing company, great leadership. A place where stock actually matters.

    ConsNot as friendly with flex time or working from home as other companies I have been at.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    TripAdvisor Response

    Nov 14, 2013Global Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Glad to hear that you're a fan of our company and leadership--thank you! Thanks also for your feedback on flex time and working from home. We pride ourselves on having a flexible working culture and ... More

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    Great place to work- great product, great people and company commitment to careers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Newton, MA

    ProsVery smart people. Company commitment to developing employees and their careers. Great product with strong, entrepreneurial leadership. Exciting workplace.

    ConsFast moving. Don't come out TripAdvisor if you want a slow moving, relaxed company. The dress code is relaxed- but be prepared to move fast. Speed wins isn't just a motto.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to balance the start-up feel while the size of the company increases. Though more infrastructure will be needed over time, the critical view of bureaucracy makes TripAdvisor unique- and it works.

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

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    Work at TripAdvisor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossmart and innovative people to work with
    diverse and interesting projects to work on
    Risk taking environment---great opportunities to test new programs/ideas

    Conscommute can be difficult
    work/life balance can suffer at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs evolve, keep the innovative "feel/tone" of a small company

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

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