TripAdvisor

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7 people found this helpful  

Decent company taking a turn for the worse

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

I have been working at TripAdvisor

Pros

- used to have great benefits but since the company spun off from Expedia, benefits aren't as good
- exciting projects depending upon the department you are in
- catered lunches are great, especially considering how remote the office is from a city center or restaurants

Cons

- company is growing too quickly and doesn't have adequate space for employees. They are currently in the process of doubling up employees into shared cubes.
- attrition is high. a number of key roles have high turn over so it can be challenging to make progress. it seems like this trend is getting worse.
- travel benefits and discounts recently ended.
- zero career path and no ability to change departments/explore other roles at TA. your manager has to give you permission to apply for a new position internally so talented people choose to leave instead.
- ask your co-workers if they want to hang out after work. they can't they are working. what are you doing tonight? working! If you like working 24-7, you will love working at TA!
- the location is not desirable and makes for a challenging commute. unfortunately this also limits hiring since most people in the area want to work in Boston or Cambridge.
- tools and reporting resources are not sufficient to support job requirements. very little is centralized and most tasks are manual.
- the hacked together code base is a disorganized mess that the company is unwilling to put the time or resources into fixing.
- company has recently become very conservative with expenses, travel, conferences, raises and bonuses. hopefully this will change.
- depending upon your manager, you won't get to use a lot of the perks outlined during the interview process, like flex time, vacation (use it or lose it!), foosball, participating in social gatherings, etc.
- it seems like most people not in upper management are doing the work of two people and when people go on vacation or quit there is no way to keep up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

move to new offices as soon as possible. give employees a clearer career path, more opportunities for advancement and the freedom to reasonably explore opportunities in other departments.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good place to work for

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

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    Variety of technologies, smart engineers to learn from, flexibility, benefits, perks

    Cons

    politics, too many managers and

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Newton, MA

    I worked at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly coworkers, really good lunches provided, interesting tech talks by fellow employees weekly, yearly week where you can work on your own projects

    Cons

    Company growing pains, so have to deal with a large codebase, some people (full-time employees) are overworked as they have the most knowledge of the system, and everyone goes to them for advice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and get them really familiar with the codebase to share the load, otherwise, great job - it's a great and exciting place

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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