Hotwire
3.7 of 5 93 reviews
www.hotwire.com San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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should give prozac to all new hires, that boring

A Senior Leader of Principal Players (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hotwire

Pros- the office is clean and orderly
- most people are not social so they do not annoy you much
- you can get a nice view of coitus tower or china town depending on where you sit
- they have free honest tea
- you can yelp, facebook, myspace, etc almost all day and still get your work done
- I have a boatload of stock and options that are keeping me here.
- clem is a really good guy.

Cons- so boring, all you think about is your life withering away
- so many brainwashed middle-types who are afraid to do anything
- so much fear in changing an ounce of anything, let alone a pound
- in the years I have been here more good leave and the slackers stay
- older employees who have been here have awesome pto policy, thus they stay
- they very rarely fire anybody
- in my dept nobody works remotely while in others they do freely

The other day I saw a hotwire ad on tv and it did not even register that I worked there. That is how disconnected I realized I was with this place. You go into the office and suddenly a dark cloud of depression hits you. then as you leave the veil of depression is gone. i am not expecting it to be like a wild 2000 startup where people are all partying and making out with each other but working at a 200 person company that moves at ibm speed leaves something to be desired. If it were not for a variety of stock option and rsu grants that I got I would never be staying at this place.

Advice to Senior Managementmake it fun before every damn good employee leaves. they are going right from under you.

another option. fire half the company. do not add any new feature to the site for 1 years and see how things are. chances are you will have made the same money and spent half the salary.

quit being so pollyanish about stuff.

quit being so afraid to tie your own shoe!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Can get old fast

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I have been working at Hotwire


Pros: - Convenient location, food is close by depending on taste - Office is well lit, fridge is… Cons: - Can't keep up with what's going on outside it's environment - The business can get… Advice to Senior Management: Start listening, not just to managers but lower employees. All employees are your… More

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Remains a cool place to work....actually better!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hotwire


Pros: The place is crawling with brainiacs. They may be quiet; they may have their heads down but they're seriously smart. And not just the "new"… Cons: I don't want to be a complete Pollyanna, but if one must work, one might as well do it at a place like Hotwire. Like… Advice to Senior Management: Ummmm....it would be a mistake to say something bad about management, or senior management. Not because I'm afraid (although… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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