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Fast Pace, Data Driven

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for less than a year

Pros

If you like to be at company that's winning, TA is a good place for you. The company is very data driven and is both innovating and iterating at a pace that will keep it ahead of competitors for a long time.

Pay is also competitive and there are many benefits and perks.

Cons

The pace is so fast that sometimes it can be overwhelming. Hiring can sometimes be slow which puts extra pressure on current employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company for engineers

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Newton, MA

    I have been working at TripAdvisor as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    TripAdvisor hiring process is very selective and they hire top-notch engineers from top schools (MIT, Harvard), but TA also has no ass*e policy.
    Very technical environment. The CEO has software background. It's a data driven company.
    Very good perks: Free catered lunches 3 days a week, soda, snacks, pizza, gym on site, Mac laptops. Tech talks every Wednesday.
    Good compensation.
    Flexible hours, could work from home.
    The company promotes from within.

    Cons

    Hectic environment, some people put more than 60 hours/week.
    "Speed wins" mantra doesn't always work.
    The communication between the teams could be improved.
    Huge code base and sometimes difficult to maintain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Great Product but Turnover is a major problem

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Mgt  in  Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Mgt in Newton, MA

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free lunches, free food and drinks almost all the time. Young, fast moving culture and a great office space, moving to an even bigger office in the future. Great product, trusted source of travel reviews, company is making money.

    Cons

    Turnover! It seems like most of the groups are being impacted by turnover, a lot of employees have left the company for greener pastures, the performance rating process and raise %'s being very low for a company that is very profitable, seems to be the common thread. The HR team is non-existent, adds no value to the employees or senior management, and has had more turnover than any other group at Trip, even the most senior leader of HR left along with the leader of compensation. Not sure Senior Mgt knows how bad the turnover problem actually is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a consulting firm to determine the sources for all the turnover, outsource HR until a new team can be built from the ground up. Figure out the retention issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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