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3 people found this helpful  

Address the issues soon.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

I have been working at TripAdvisor

Pros

Some of the best people work here. Not having to worry about lunch is great. Free shuttle from train (though the times should be more accessible.) Flexible work schedule.

Cons

The company has grown so much and it's has obvious growing pains. There have been many re-orgs in the past year to address issues, but problems still exist. Employees are not managed or even paid attention to. No promotion from within. If your boss doesn't care about your team how are you supposed to care about what you do. It's been 6 months since we've had a meeting with the rest of our department.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are not enough chiefs to handle all the facets of Marketing, managers are over-loaded with too many direct reports. Disperse PM's to specific teams. Allow 360 reviews to see how employees interact with each other. If your boss doesn't care about your team how are you supposed to care about what you do.

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Depends on what team you're joining, but overall probably wouldn't recommend it

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

    I worked at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    I think there are a few really great things about TripAdvisor:
    * product people love
    * the great office space
    * food, snacks, fun events
    * kegerator

    Cons

    There were a lot of reasons why I left. They included:
    * terrible middle-management layer (and in general, way too many layers in a company that small)
    * lots of opinions that muddle product development, nobody given proper responsibility for a product
    * some good process, but a lot of "one person made this mistake, so let's introduce this step to prevent it ever happening again" type of things
    * weird, "controlling" attitude. e.g. there is a foosball table, but people get in trouble for using it
    * lack of recognition for good work
    * micromanaging, and lots of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some new talent should hopefully continue to improve things but the existing culture needs to be changed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a great company that has some growing pains to work out.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    -friendly supportive atmosphere, interesting and constantly moving environment, fast paced, free lunch, shuttles to the office from the T, breakroom with games

    Cons

    while fast paced is nice there is a pressure to be on your game 100% of the time, communication between groups is weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication between the groups

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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