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Overall is a good company

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Former Employee - Engineer Manager  in  Newton, MA
Former Employee - Engineer Manager in Newton, MA

I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than a year

Pros

Friendly working environment, Employee are helpful and friendly to each other

Cons

The website has been the same for many many years, a little slow in the innovation side

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    The Communications department is a mess

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    Former Employee - PR Manager
    Former Employee - PR Manager

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Well known brand
    - Good employee perks, e.g. $250 yearly personal travel stipend

    Cons

    - Leadership is not focused on coaching, developing career paths, or skill building
    - Environment can be stressful
    - Everyone does administrative work - "all hands on deck"
    - Coordinating over global time zones is difficult and often it takes days/weeks to receive an answer to a simple request
    - Projects require several levels of red tape, approvals, edits. The "Speed Wins" mentality does not ring true here
    - PR department has suffered a retention problem - 5 employees resigned in 12 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a VP in the U.S. who has strong management experience and can be accessible to the team. Someone who can LEAD, not just execute. Hiring a new junior PR assistant to offload some of the administrative work wouldn't be a bad idea either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    In a fast paced world TripAdvisor can take you places

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment is comfortable, people are friendly and the work is challenging. The company is always looking for new things to do and quick implementations to get things going.

    Cons

    Speed doesn't win in all departments. Unfortunately this mantra is carried over to too many things which can lead to rushed results and poor planning. Hiring for senior positions is typically done from BIG companies. Not a lot of promotion from within for Director VP etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work focusing on the customer needs. Keep innovating, but look inward for talent and create that HR training program that has been discussed for 3 yrs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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