Hotwire

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A fun place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Hotwire

Pros

Great benefits, 3-4 weeks PTO, travel discounts, fun work culture, casual dress, fitness reimbursement
A ton of social events: picnics, bowling, indian independence day...if you can name it, Hotwire is probably already planning a party for it
Smart, inspiring coworkers
Approachable executive management, who are also smart and inspiring

Cons

Long hours and poor employee moral in certain departments
Painfully slow process to get anything accomplished
Overly strategic, so much time is wasted on endless analysis, projections and planning
Lack of innovation and risk taking can be frustrating at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote within, give competitive raises, hire internally, cross-train. Provide career growth opportunities to your existing employees and they will feel less inclined to look elsewhere to grow their careers.

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    Some departments are better than others.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    Free soda
    generous bonuses
    fun parties and companywide picnics/outings
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    I think it's a great place to work as long as you don't work in the department i was in.

    One member of the senior management team has revealed themselves to be shockingly unprofessional. Oh, it's shocking.

    I went to a department outing where two of the employees jokingly told everyone they were "loved working together so much" and announced "kiss" at the table. And then they leaned over and airkissed each other. Charming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can we please get it together?

    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work hard, produce data and do it all yesterday

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Training Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hotwire

    Pros

    The benefits package is awesome. They have Health, vision, Dental, pet insurance, wellness benefits, plus travel benefits by being associated to the travel industry. Plus you get insider deals on travel, and most times there will be extras and giveaways at company events like two round trip tickets wherever a supplier partner travels or extra coupons for hotels.

    Cons

    The work ethic is unsustainable. They expect a 60 hour work week from even the indigent, pregnant, or those who are on medical leave. Travel is irregular, but if you do have to travel it has to come out of your pocket, and they are slow to reimburse. The company is not diverse, spouting primarily type A personalities of like kinds only. They struggle from uncharted growth, and are without a strong HR team to manage cultural issues, that pop-up frequently. Executive management is good at keeping everyone informed, but middle management is poor at execution and lacks long term focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look at your managers to make sure that they know what they need to execute, have the support and the staffing to execute, and most importantly have the know-how and the ability to guide a team towards the same goal... and have the ability to be present to support the successful execution of a project.

    Lastly, make sure that there is more opportunities for cross-functional team stuff, possibly more Agile project or other Hack-day opportunities to allow for people to work without the rigid project structure. Either that or incorporate IRD development/presentation into the new-hire process so that each person can feel like they are in a position to participate in the outcome of the day to day workings of the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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