HomeAway

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4 people found this helpful  

Male-dominated and corporate

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I worked at HomeAway full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great downtown location, free food on Fridays and the occasional fun holiday celebration.

Cons

This company has grown too fast, lost focus on the basics and doesn't seem to care about lower-level employees. However, its biggest down fall is the lack of support for, and hiring of, female managers. For a company that sees itself as progressive and forward thinking, it is completely backward in this area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire additional female managers and give them the support they need to succeed.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Nothing but micromanaging

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time

    Pros

    4 weeks paid vacation every year - doesn't get much better than that.

    Cons

    1. They hired some big shots to run the CS department a few years ago and since then the department has gone to pot. They make unnecessary and random changes ALL the time. Most of the workers in the CS department loath the changes.
    2. Some employees are allowed to work from home and the rest are not. Their goal is to get rid of work from home completely when other companies are going in the right direction of letting most employees work from home. Work from home is a major benefit these days considering gas prices and it is also environmentally friendly. Get the picture guys and do the right thing.
    3. They keep adding more job responsibilities to the role and the pay is the same (not that great).
    4. Goals are ridiculous, complicated and add more to our job description.
    5. Mandatory overtime ALL the time. They NEVER hire enough employees. The only time they hire is to replace the ones that quit.
    6. For an online site, there are TOO many technical meltdowns and bugs. This also makes for ALOT of VERY VERY upset customers that take it out on CS.
    7. Myself with a few others in this department feel like we are all replaceable and there is no sense of appreciation for the employees.
    8. Management has favorites and show favoritism blatantly ALL the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make HomeAway a place where employees will want to stay and not leave. STOP making unnecessary and ridiculous changes. Give more employees options to work from home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesforce Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Salesforce Developer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    downtown is the pro about this job

    Cons

    bad management good for nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your act straight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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