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Great business, 'OK' Engineering culture

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Newton, MA
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Newton, MA

I worked at TripAdvisor full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Many promotion and raise opportunities if you do great work. Many smart people to learn from.

Product is getting better and better. Business is doing very well. You will learn many interesting things about running a large website.

Company favors incremental changes with metrics and emphasizes speed to market.

Cons

Nearly impossible to do an overhaul of a major page or a component, because it's so metrics driven. But it does happen sometimes, if the person pitching the idea is persuasive enough.

Related to the previous point, it's hard for designers and engineers to innovate and get company to invest on various ideas so they keep those to themselves. This is reflected by low hackweek participation rate and low activities in open source community and local tech events.

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  1. 8 people found this helpful

    Has so much potential but really needs to slap some wrists in upper management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, fun atmosphere, they try hard to please employees with functions and swag

    Cons

    I agree with previous posts that poor performers are promoted due to "friendships" with management. Advancement is not based upon performance, it is based upon who you suck up to. HR is incompetent. When you reach out with an issue or a harassment case, they do everything in their power to sweep it under the rug rather than handle the situation. Those employees who do harass others are only reprimanded if they are not apart of management. If they are, forget it, everyone turns their head the other way. 360 reviews were supposed to be in effect for the past 2 years but still has not been enforced. Hoping that action would be taken if there was negative feedback. LOTS OF POLITICS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees! The little people, the ones putting in all the work. They have concerns and comments. Take action when something isn't right. Have an open door policy for concerns so employees have a place to go when HR won't help. When more than 8 people quit because of one manager, I would start to look at the manager and not the employees.

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    TripAdvisor Response

    Oct 9, 2014Director of HR

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all allegations of harassment very seriously. We endeavor to respond quickly to ensure a swift resolution and communication of the outcome. Since Steve started ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Large organization that still can move fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, fun industry

    Cons

    They hire big managers from large outside firms who come in and shoot first then ask questions later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the new guys - learn the system. It will benefit you well. To the rest - there is a lot of knowledge from within. Sometimes bottom up planning works well too. Engage with lower levels

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