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Great engineering team working on interesting problems

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charlestown, MA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charlestown, MA

I have been working at SmarterTravel full-time (More than a year)

Pros

--Great engineering team with some real superstars --Good work life balance --Engineers get new hardware --Get to work on big, consumer facing web applications --Free snacks and drinks

Cons

--Product management seems to do little more than formulate new a/b tests. There are some really exceptional engineered here who's talents are being wasted. --Kind of an old facility

Advice to Management

Get some product management with real vision to match the engineering talent--do something really great.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    A fast paced environment that demands the best from its employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Charlestown, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Charlestown, MA

    I have been working at SmarterTravel

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of effort is made to hire only good engineers. Work on large scaling problems is interesting. Use of new technology and tools is embraced. A very fun place to work. Happy hours every Friday in the winter.

    Cons

    Marketing department is run incompetently. Upper management is very slow to respond to changes. Development on old products devolves into endless rounds of A/B testing with no new features. Eternal optimism about meeting numbers that are always missed with no real changes as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive with the core brands sites. Yes, eventually might Google beat us here, but we don't need to accept that inevitability. The core brands should not be sacred (cash) cows, new features should be added and we should attempt to put these sites back into growth mode rather then their current "hope the bleeding doesn't continue" mode.


  2. Great Place to Work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlestown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlestown, MA

    I have been working at SmarterTravel

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and exciting industry.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities within company.


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