Hotwire Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
107 Reviews

3.2
107 Reviews
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Hotwire President Henrik Kjellberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company respects work-life balance, while still offering challenging opportunities (in 28 reviews)

  • Exciting industry (travel) discounts on travel products (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance are non-existent depending on the group (in 4 reviews)

  • If you're looking for career growth, you need to make sure you are on your manager's radar at all times (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    challenging environment
    good compensation
    work-home balance
    good projects

    Cons

    no proper career training and mentorship though management keeps saying big words about individual training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you guys are doing a good job!!Keep UP

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very satisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    Great team, great manager and great benefits. Lots of work that challenges an employee. You need to ask for it though.

    Cons

    Some very poor upper management and executives. Poor performers are kept on forever. Promotions are unfairly given or not standard across the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the problems start all the way at the top. You need to focus at the main source and not at the bottom rung.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A positive experience. I'm happy, and I'm tough to make happy!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. smart people. great benefits, they are a social bunch if that works for you. Casual work environment. Great Transparentness and established process. Great mix of old people and new people keeps it interesting. Great Office Space. Respect people, Clem is engaged and they do there best to bring people along and avoid layoffs. Open environment improves communication. Exciting industry (travel) discounts on travel products.

    Cons

    Small companies offer less career growth opportunities. Pay is a bit below market. Some folks might find that dull. Process can be a bit dated, like remote working policy. It's a bit like a step back in time. Like small towns, it can feel politically a little to close at times. Open Environment can have a negative impact on productivity. Yet people are very complacent so that is great if you want a peaceful environment where nobody argues or even debates and it's oddly quiet perhaps due to the open environment I think for new people it leans towards creepy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening, not just to managers but lower employees. Keep up the great work and stay engaged. Perhaps if possible you could sit down with employees, all of them, on a yearly basis. Would do wonders for moral and input from outside the senior management chain.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    thanks for all the fish

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    work/life balance. smart people. great benefits

    Cons

    small companies offer less career growth opportunities. pay is a bit below market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find ways to retain strong performers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work, nice people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    hours are flexible,
    people are nice
    management team is stable

    Cons

    Company is a little small, no stocks from this year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is stable and know what they are doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good place to work if you don't mind a flat company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hotwire

    Pros

    nice people, good environment to work

    Cons

    company has peaked, nothing really exciting going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need need ideas to make company to next level

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good all around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    Hotwire does a great job hiring top talent.

    Cons

    A little far from bart transportation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at all - they are doing a great job and I think they are the main reason why Hotwire is doing so well in a rough economic climate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work w/ great people and great work-life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hotwire

    Pros

    Great senior management that is actively looking at the industry and seeing what things we can adapt and what areas we can excel. Work life balance is great. People are very smart and energetic. People also know how to have fun.

    Cons

    Downstream communication from time to time can be delayed sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work on keeping on top of the industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun Industry. Good People.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hotwire

    Pros

    Fun Industry. People are smart.

    Cons

    Senior management is lacking in vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replacing Eric with Clem was a good move.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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