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Real talented people

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Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Everyone is extremely friendly and supportive
The environment is very much like a startup even though it's a medium sized company
Work hours are respected
Agile development. No need for excessive bureaucracy
The travel benefits a great!
Having Expedia inc support is very convenient
It's in the city (SF) no commuting needed if you live here

Cons

Subway is not close by, we have to rely on Muni
Promotions don't happen very often (they do happen)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Enormous potential in the discount travel space

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hotwire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relative independence from the rest of the Expedia travel portfolio (Expedia is the parent company of Hotwire)

    Cons

    Corporate HQ for Expedia, the parent company, is in Bellevue. That can make communication challenging as many important decisions still happen there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the issues of geography as you manage subsidiary companies!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A lot of potential, but lacking competitive edge for San Francisco

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hotwire full-time

    Pros

    -Some travel benefits
    -From what I gathered, the lean environment used to mean a fun environment
    -Great San Francisco location

    Cons

    -New president made drastic changes, leaving a lot of recently hired employees completely confused about why they were brought on
    -Could turn around but right now, is very behind the times in terms of a) company structure b) analytics and c) technology innovation
    -Very, very lean. People may have a good work/life balance but, it comes at the price of innovation and morale because of minimal headcount
    -Teams this lean also means most people are far from any type of management position
    -Favor tenure over creative, promising new talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive when assessing market trends and what it will take for Hotwire to be competitive. Defend your new employees if they are more qualified than older, stale talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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