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7 people found this helpful  

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

I have been working at TripAdvisor

Pros

- By far the smartest people i've ever worked with, and most people are more than willing to help out when needed
- Great opportunity for improving your skillset. You have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of projects and technologies
- Good perks (health care, free lunch, etc, vacation/sick time, etc)

Cons

- As stated in other reviews, the image doesn't always match the reality. There's a foosball table, video games that we're essentially discouraged from using
- Communication between marketing and engineering can use some work
- Initial salary was good, but subsequent raises didn't seem to match up with management feedback
- What others have said about the inherent "fear-based" way of doing things is definitely still there
- Very little praise for a job well done

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improved communication between marketing and engineering is still very much needed. A little praise every now and again certainly wouldn't hurt morale.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places in Massachusetts for software engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    The work is challenging but the results from your efforts are immediate. There is never a shortage of complex problems to solve. The people you work with are all extremely smart, which will force you to perform at your best.

    I feel like I'm constantly learning and improving.

    Cons

    There was a negative vibe going on for a good part 2009 with fears fueled by the economy, but that's completely gone now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've set out to hire the smartest people you could find. Get them all involved in product decisions as early as possible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    Yes, there are some good people here, but in general there are serious problems.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Newton, MA

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    There are lots of smart, interesting, friendly, fun people below the upper management level.
    There is a great sense of comradery among employees below the upper management level.
    The engineering team is great to work with. Great attitude, great ideas.
    The free lunches, snacks, and drinks are nice, and lunch time is a good opportunity to chat with colleagues and meet new people.

    Cons

    There is a total lack of people management ability and emotional intelligence at the upper management level. These individuals are in need of a people management course. Some of them also need a lesson in time management and prioritization.

    Overall, there is very little investment in employee satisfaction, motivation, and growth. Yes, there are some great team leaders within the organization, but that's the exception, not the rule. I don't think these people learned their skills at TripAdvisor.

    Moving between departments at TripAdvisor is much more difficult than it needs to be. Isn't it better to keep a great employee and let them learn something new than to lose them altogether?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let a single bad manager alienate good people who actually like working for the company. Hold managers accountable when good people leave, and ask yourself what these managers could have done to help the employee grow and feel satisfied.

    Take a hard look at some of your VPs and make the tough decisions before it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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