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Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
31 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's about all the people in company not only few people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at trivago full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Family like company
    Employees are valued in the company
    Very dynamic and energetic people
    None or really low competition between employees! it's all about achieving the objectives all together as a team!
    Really good place to start your career

    Cons

    Too few people with good knowledge about how some parts of the company work
    Sometimes you need to ask people how something work instead of having a documentation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fun work environment allowing for chill lifestyle, not for security-seeking types

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at trivago

    Pros

    • Young international colleagues. You will meet lots of smart, funny people from around the world and have fun working.
    • Relaxed, casual working environment in a modern office building providing excellent views
    • Perks like cereal, free beer, access to sports events for recreation, team events (a pro if you like team events)
    • This is ideal if you want to gain one year of work experience after your studies in a casual atmosphere while partying a lot

    Cons

    • A sense that everyone is so young and new at the company that it feels like people are just passing through and employees are easily replaceable. Few experienced, long-term employees.
    • Little job security - most employees are on one year contracts and eager to prove themselves so that it can be extended if they wish to stay longer.
    • Limited opportunity for mentoring by experienced professionals in your field.
    • Company values felt a little artificial/overblown

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice org to work for but limited career growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at trivago as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    - work/life balance
    - unlimited vacation
    - relaxed office culture
    - English-speaking company

    Cons

    - compensation is too low for professionals who are able to deliver results
    - many projects are dependent on interns and students rather then full-time staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 12 people found this helpful  

    Be a good monkey work for trivago

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at trivago full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - free beer, cereals, milk, coffee and other small stuff
    - team events where you see your managers get drunk
    - one trip once a year where the whole company gets drunk
    - average age 25

    Cons

    - all the above benefits mean less salary for people while trivago pays less taxes
    - very inexperience middle managers that treat people like monkey
    - no way to move up because of older employees and flat hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people better, respect them and fire middle managers that treat people disrespectful.
    Stop making your employees write good reviews on this website.
    Stop hiring people for 6 moths for bad salaries (according to ZAV standards which send you warning) and then let them go

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good ambiance, but far from being the best place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at trivago full-time

    Pros

    The international team is one the main pros, as people from more than 60 nationalities work in the same place. There are a lot of events and opportunities to meet colleagues, so the mood in the office is good.

    Cons

    People in charge of some departments is not really taking care of their team and are not good at working together with other departments. Lot of people complain about things such as communication, bosses or events, but no one gives any idea to improve that or say anything when they have the chance (surveys, feedback meetings). Values are too ideallistic for the company (e.g. trust is the main value, but people dont feel safe to express a bad opinion about their bosses). Low salaries for a very big workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to become a role model in company spirit and put some pressure on team leaders to really live the values.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great atmosphere and lots of learnings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hotel Relations in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Employee - Hotel Relations in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I worked at trivago full-time

    Pros

    You have the chance to handle your responsabilities trying different approaches, learning by mistakes which make you improve day a day.
    Most of the colleagues are always happy to give you a hand when needed.
    Great incentives such as team events, no limit on holidays, fruit, breakfast at the office...

    Cons

    In some cases they prefer to hunt outside people than promoting current workers. It is true that is has changed lately and every new position is published internaly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard for the core values as the company is growing fast. Ask for feedback to the workers in the different departments to get ideas about how to develop new projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern trivago Hotel Relation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 6 Months in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - 6 Months in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I have been working at trivago as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great company and working environment (team events, young, international, open minded, great location) You feel very comfortable and it helps you to feel comfortable and try new projects or submit ideas
    - Interesting job and great experience abroad
    - Flexible hours of works

    Cons

    - Managers are young and sometimes inexperienced enough
    - Huge amount of work as an intern compares to the salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not just a job, it's a lifestyle! Lots of fun combined with great career growth options - can't imagine a better company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I have been working at trivago full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For someone who is interested in working (1) for a fast-growing company; (2) in an interesting and dynamic industry; (3) where your new ideas are welcomed; (4) with young, energetic, social, and international colleagues; and (5) live in the heart of Europe with the ability to travel to another country almost every weekend - trivago is perfect.

    It's almost unbelievable how well trivago fits my interests and career goals. I feel comfortable and trusted to do what I want and work collaboratively. I initiate projects as I want to reach my goals. We are all free to make mistakes and are encouraged to share our "tops" and "flops" with the company.

    Another big plus is the development and learning opportunities available at trivago. Regular internal "academies" and external workshops allow employees to learn from each other and from external speakers - ranging on topics from leadership and programming to comedy and travel industry trends. The company welcomes all suggestions for types of training and support.

    Finally, not to be overlooked is the strong social culture of the company. Attracting hundreds of employees from over 50 countries worldwide, trivago is a natural melting pot, and since most are new to the city, we natually socialise and support each other. This leads to an incredible team spirit and trust between us. The fact that we have monthly team events (dinner, drinks, physical activities, etc.) together supports this spirit.

    Cons

    There is a steady stream of interns, students, and temporary workers which leads to a lot of goodbyes.

    Despite the free and supportive environment, there are often high expectations. Depending on the department, you will have to take the initiative to reach goals with minimal support or hand-holding.

    The compensation is shifted toward the non-monetary (e.g. free beer, team events, company social events, annual company trip) which means that the average salary is lower than it would be otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows even larger, it will be difficult to maintain the close-knit community, and decisions need to be made about whether it should even be maintained at the company level, or instead split by regional office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company culture, a place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Executive in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I have been working at trivago as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Original and comfortable working environment, innovative working processes, constant training and learning possibilities (internal academies), still mid-size company, possibility to make the difference in your activity and shape brand and company with your contribution, cross-departments projects, visionary people (especially the CEO) which you can constantly challenge, whom you can learn from. Being on top of the hotel search! Benefits and promotions possible.

    Cons

    Being ready for change, highest flexibility ever. Entry salary lower than the German avg, but great possibilities to scale in a very short time. A part from this, nothing else to mention!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    They want

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at trivago as an intern

    Pros

    While working there, you feel like your work becomes a home. Lots of team events, beer, fruit and breakfast. You can also decide when you start your day, as long as you make the required amount of hours. Great that they give young, fresh minds an opportunity! Really low competition, because there is a lot of new people coming in every week.

    Cons

    They will keep the illusion up that your contract will be extended for as long as possible. trivago puts so much effort in getting an informal environment, but you are never sure if they are going to keep you. Some get to hear that they can leave the day their contract ends! Also, the management is a mess. They have no experience, treat you like you do not exist and do not give any structure whatsoever! It is a guess who to report to actually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First look at what you got before you let it go. Sometimes investing in people can be more beneficial and effective then just to try to find a replacement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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