Hotwire

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People were cool to work with, but the company generally lacked passion

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

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

Pros

Small company
Great location in the downtown San Francisco
Fairly laid back work environment
Very start-up like feel in that everyone sat in a cube including VPs

Cons

Poor salary
Job role not well-defined, not well-respected
No career advancement opportunities beyond Senior Producer
Reporting structure was conflict of interest and made it impossible to do job effectively

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay people market value and define roles more clearly.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome 18 months in the hotel industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hotwire full-time

    Pros

    Bright colleagues
    Demanding but manageable work environment
    Reasonable hours (50hrs/wk)
    Regular Travel (if you want it)

    Cons

    Vertical mobility a little tough on the partner services side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A safe company, not young or innovative

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

    I worked at Hotwire full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great building and location, good compensation, work/life balance, travel discounts. Recently transitioned from Waterfall to Agile software development which is much more transferable to other tech companies.

    Cons

    Employees are low energy and generally seem stuck in a rut. Hotwire sells a fun, smart culture, but many who progress through the ranks to management and senior management or are awarded recognition as representing Hotwire's core values do the bare minimum amount of work and rarely attend company events. Hotwire is a steady stream of income for its parent company (Expedia) and goals, products, and initiatives play it safe to keep the revenue coming in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the amount of middle management, encourage education and skills development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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