Hotwire
3.7 of 5 101 reviews
www.hotwire.com San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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A positive experience. I'm happy, and I'm tough to make happy!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsGreat work/life balance. smart people. great benefits, they are a social bunch if that works for you. Casual work environment. Great Transparentness and established process. Great mix of old people and new people keeps it interesting. Great Office Space. Respect people, Clem is engaged and they do there best to bring people along and avoid layoffs. Open environment improves communication. Exciting industry (travel) discounts on travel products.

ConsSmall companies offer less career growth opportunities. Pay is a bit below market. Some folks might find that dull. Process can be a bit dated, like remote working policy. It's a bit like a step back in time. Like small towns, it can feel politically a little to close at times. Open Environment can have a negative impact on productivity. Yet people are very complacent so that is great if you want a peaceful environment where nobody argues or even debates and it's oddly quiet perhaps due to the open environment I think for new people it leans towards creepy.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening, not just to managers but lower employees. Keep up the great work and stay engaged. Perhaps if possible you could sit down with employees, all of them, on a yearly basis. Would do wonders for moral and input from outside the senior management chain.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    do not rock the boat or you might get wet

    I Had A Number (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hotwire


    Pros: - It is a job - It pays ok - The environment is clean - Most people do not smell - Its in the city - People are in general… Cons: This place is the epitome of boring and conservative, almost to the point of being bank like. If you dare do anything that is even… Advice to Senior Management: Get your collective heads out of the sand. Actually grow some and fire the dead weight and hire some real cream of the crop. For… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Deadheading non-productive employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire


    Pros: Lively, there's always something new to learn every day. The senior management really tries to keep… Cons: Some departments are good in keeping only the productive employees. Some other departments are doing very poor job on that aspect, so… Advice to Senior Management: Remove the dead head and pain point people that have been getting out of control. Just like flowers, this will encourage… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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