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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

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  1.  

    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
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newton, MA

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    Catered 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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