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Best Co. I have ever worked for. Seriously.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX

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

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

Pros

Offices designed to make you comfortable and productive from the furnishings to the kitchens to the art. High quality people from the C-Team down. Few losers in the mix and they tend to get pushed out soon enough. Challenging work that makes an immediate, visible impact.. Competitive pay. I check my comp with PayScale.com occasionally and HomeAway is on the mark.

Cons

There are pockets of less than stellar management below the C-Team level. The Co. is struggling to keep true to it's cultural roots while acting like a highly visible public company. That causes some pain and awkwardness at times.

Advice to Management

Invest in management training and make it mandatory for onboarding and advancement. Get some outside advice on successfully transitioning a culture from startup to public. It would be a shame for this culture to get lost. Make 360 reviews for management an annual event. People don't leave HomeAway, they leave bad managers at HomeAway. I've seen this happen more than once in only two years.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Start-up environment, BIG company. Don't be fooled.

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

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time

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

    Pros

    Work schedule, Community, Smart Coworkers,Facilities, Benefits and Work Culture

    Cons

    They need to hire. If someone leaves the job the workload is significantly higher.


  2. Helpful (1)

    First-class Organization

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

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, great teammates, and the company is committed to its people.

    Cons

    Multiple locations so you may end up getting shuttled to and from different locations for meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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