Compare SmarterTravel vs CarGurus BETA

See how working at SmarterTravel vs. CarGurus compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at SmarterTravel vs. CarGurus. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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SmarterTravel

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CarGurus

Employee Ratings

  • SmarterTravel scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 52 reviews)
SmarterTravel employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than CarGurus employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 214 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
SmarterTravel employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than CarGurus employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
SmarterTravel employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than CarGurus employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
SmarterTravel employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than CarGurus employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.5
SmarterTravel employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than CarGurus employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
SmarterTravel Ceo Sarah Hodkinson
100%
100%Sarah Hodkinson
CEO Approval
CarGurus Ceo Jason Trevisan
98%
98%Jason Trevisan
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
SmarterTravel employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than CarGurus employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
SmarterTravel employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than CarGurus employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
55%

Salaries

CarGurus has 260 more total submitted salaries than SmarterTravel.
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$133,420/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at SmarterTravel.
  • "Free lunch" was the most mentioned Pro at CarGurus.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at SmarterTravel.
  • "Dealers" was the most mentioned Con at CarGurus.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 14 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Free lunch"(in 22 reviews)
"Catered lunch"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 7 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
"Dealers"(in 10 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

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!

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at CarGurus full-time

Pros

Good benefits. Good manager. Really nice place to work.

Cons

Pay structure and career pathways can be confusing or aren't adhered to.

Job Postings

CarGurus has 149 more recently posted open jobs than SmarterTravel.