Compare Northstar Travel Group vs SmarterTravel BETA

See how SmarterTravel vs. Northstar Travel Group compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 15 reviews)
4.5
(based on 51 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.5
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
4.4
Work-life balance
4.5
4.5
Senior Management
3.7
4.2
Culture & Values
4.4
4.6
CEO Approval
Northstar Travel Group Ceo Tom Kemp
91%Tom Kemp
SmarterTravel Ceo Sarah Hodkinson
100%Sarah Hodkinson
% Recommend to a friend
88%
92%
Positive Business Outlook
66%
72%

Salaries

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$62,984/yr
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$113,836/yr
Designer2 Salaries
$70,915/yr
Member Services2 Salaries
$40,181/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
There are no reviews matching this company.
"Work life balance"(in 14 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 7 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Northstar Travel Group full-time

Pros

Has all the security of corporate (benefits, structure, etc.), there's some amazing culture and people here, lots of ability to travel

Cons

Internally there are lots of changes happening all the time which can be good but there are long stretches of chaos while a change settles. New departments are understaffed and lack support.

Advice to Management

Invest in newer departments a bit more to reap the return later. Find some newer/better products to sell that balance effort and cost

Current Employee - Senior Manager

I have been working at SmarterTravel full-time for more than a year

Pros

-Part of the TripAdvisor family -Amazing and reputable brands: Airfarewatchdog, Oyster, SmarterTravel.com, Family Vacation Critic, Jetsetter, and What To Pack -Teams take accountability and are... passionate about their work -Free lunches are served 2x a week -Sweetgreen delivery outpost on other days of week -Great office location next to TD Garden -Consistently have All Hands with transparency into how business is going -Amazing upper management team with easy access (no closed-door policy) -Dog friendly office -Unlimited snacks -Good work environment -Stand-up desks and Balance Board rentals (to work on that core!) - Summer Fridays -Happy Hour 4pm Every Friday -Flexible work from home policy -Travel stipend that increases for each year you work -Potential for Restricted Stock Units -401k Matching Policy -Partnerships with many gyms around the city

Cons

-There was a morale issue when I first started, due to many employees moving over to the TripAdvisor side, which can be seen as a con. However, management took issues extremely seriously and have... implemented ways to improve morale. -Lunch options aren't always the healthiest, but I can't really complain about a free lunch

Advice to Management

Keep being transparent, it's appreciated!

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