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Hotwire.com - It's a sinking ship!!

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

Pros

1. Used to be a great place to work.
2. Used to be good work-life balance, and flexible work timings.
3. Excellent travel benefits like free $500 money.
4. Free $600 for health-gym.
5. If you are in the right team then you will enjoy the work. It all depends on the Manager and Lead. Our lead lacked everything apart from technical knowledge.
6. Great location.
7. Good and supportive people to work with.
8. Scope for innovation but it all depends on your manager.
9. You can learn new technologies.
10. Everyone says Agile but it is not.
11. Laid back attitude.
12. Used to have fun parties.

Cons

1. Pathetic salary, below average what market pays.
2. Recently fired 50+ people in the first round but CEO still thinks that HW is not lean.
3. Open secret - CEO Clem Bason was asked to leave his position.
4. New CEO wants to prove that he can turn around, and add a bullet point in his resume for the cost of employee careers.
5. Forget about any promotion in future and join.
6. Made a huge bet on International and paying the price now.
7. All the good people left, only the dead water remaining.
8. Not sure what middle management is doing.
9. Made a huge mistake by not investing in Analytics.
10. There will be no mentoring or encouragement for your work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think why people go to priceline.com and seriously our commercials are lazy.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Hotwire

  1.  

    Good Overall Experience

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - good location - flexible schedule

    Cons

    Low pay - Lack of communication - not stable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of potential, but lacking competitive edge for San Francisco

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

    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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