Hotwire

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Used to be great, but times are changing

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Hotwire full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- The people are mostly great
- Nice office
- Great benefits
- Passion for travel
- Lots of opportunity to learn new technologies

Cons

- No more work from home
- New president that doesn't seem to understand the bay area job market
- Layoffs during a time of running extremely lean already
- Lots of good people leaving
- Average pay is below market rate
- The "fun" environment of the past has become a much more stressful and negative environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit the "crack the whip" attitude now or we're going to lose all our best employees. Bring back the fun, flexibility, passion, and atmosphere that made the company so successful in the past.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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 (more than an 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hotwire full-time (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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