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8 people found this helpful  

Apparently was great to work at several years ago, now, not so much.

Software Engineer (Current Employee) Newton, MA

ProsCatered lunches 3 days a week which are actually pretty decent, nice office space, snacks, great product which people always love to talk to you about.

ConsThere are some issues with senior and middle-management which make it a pretty uninspiring place to work. As mentioned in some other reviews, the product team seems the most affected, but engineering is also having some difficulties. In general, don't expect to have your hard work recognized, however the engineering team does seem to command a decent amount of respect.

There have been multiple re-orgs in the last year, and there are definite favorites who are treated better than others regardless of their actual talent.

It's also quite a rigid, waterfall development process, so if you want to work in a "startup like" environment, TripAdvisor isn't for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being oblivious to the middle management issues and work at improving the company culture. Try learning lessons from other more successful companies about how to best motivate your employees and get things done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    8 people found this helpful  

    Was the smartest and best place around to work, now just the smartest

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Newton, MA

    I worked at TripAdvisor


    Pros: -Super smart -Has to be the leading engineering team in the web space today -Great marketing and engineering relationship, great team work -Office… Cons: -Very poor senior management structure, and very political system at the 2nd/3rd tiers of the company -Lots of power plays and controlling attitudes at the middle… Advice to Senior Management: The company used to be a great place to work when it was truly a startup, and then a few bad apples were grandfathered through… More
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    11 people found this helpful  

    Good reputation, but going down hill fast

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Newton, MA

    I worked at TripAdvisor


    Pros: Good reputation, fast pace, free lunch, snacks, games on site, nice… Cons: No career development, no pats on the back for a job well done, you're just hassled when things aren't going 100% as planned (think "office… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your employees - you hired them for a reason so you should at least consider what they have to say. It shouldn't be… More
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