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Great place to be an engineer

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

I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great work/life balance
Very intelligent coworkers
Fast paced, small 1-2 week projects
Free shuttle to/from the office
Pretty much never have to pay for lunch

Cons

Lots of legacy code to support, can be a disaster at times
Office is a way out of the city

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment, a little heavy on the management

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

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    TripAdvisor treats their employees like gold! The benefits (other than vacation time) are the best around and the people working here are genuinely nice and smart. Truly the best working environment I have ever been in. I may have gained 10 pounds though due to the amazing free lunches and the unlimited "snack" wall.

    Cons

    As I mentioned above, they could be better about vacation time, especially for a travel company. You start with 3 weeks vacation, no personal days. They give "Summer Fridays" but you end up having to put in 40 hours during the week that you take a summer Friday so it doesn't really feel like a perk.

    Also, there are a lot of layers of management that probably do not need to exist. TA could save some money by eliminating a few layers. They can get a lot more productivity out of the staff they currently have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There could be better training opportunities in general. They bring in outside consultants sometimes but it seems like it would be better to have people on staff full-time since from what I have seen the outside consultants they have for training are not very impressive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An opportunity to work with extraordinarily talented people in a flexible environment

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

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlike their peer tech companies (Amazon, Google, Facebook...), TripAdvisor has the flexibility to allow people to move into new roles. If you don't like what you're doing, you can talk to folks and try out a new role. Engineers are regularly encouraged to rotate through other teams to get new perspectives and ways to work. In some cases, the movement is through to non-engineering departments. Again, unlike most places, TripAdvisor works to prevent the "round hole/square peg" problem.

    Cons

    It is a little intimidating to work with this many smart folks. You have to play at the top of your game. I would also prefer the office to be in a cooler location. Then again, we're outgrowing this space, so perhaps we will move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In some small elements, shift from a fast-follower to being perceived as thought leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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