Compare SmarterTravel vs UncommonGoods BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 51 reviews)
3.8
(based on 86 reviews)
Career Opportunities
4.1
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
3.7
Work-life balance
4.5
3.5
Senior Management
4.2
3.4
Culture & Values
4.6
4.1
CEO Approval
SmarterTravel Ceo Sarah Hodkinson
100%Sarah Hodkinson
UncommonGoods Ceo David Bolotsky
80%David Bolotsky
% Recommend to a friend
92%
66%
Positive Business Outlook
72%
61%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
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$113,836/yr
Member Services2 Salaries
$40,181/yr
Designer2 Salaries
$70,915/yr
Programmer2 Salaries
$84,674/yr
Customer Service Lead4 Salaries
$19/hr
Graphic Designer2 Salaries
$56,405/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 14 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 12 reviews)
"Company lunches"(in 7 reviews)
"Seasonal employee"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 7 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 5 reviews)
"Full time"(in 5 reviews)
"Holiday season"(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!

Former Employee - Senior Software Developer

I worked at UncommonGoods full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Professional environment, lots of opportunities to learn and grow

Cons

No work-life balance during holiday season

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