Compare TripAdvisor vs SmarterTravel BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 618 reviews)
4.5
(based on 51 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.0
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
4.4
Work-life balance
3.9
4.5
Senior Management
3.1
4.2
Culture & Values
3.8
4.6
CEO Approval
TripAdvisor Ceo Stephen Kaufer
74%Stephen Kaufer
SmarterTravel Ceo Sarah Hodkinson
100%Sarah Hodkinson
% Recommend to a friend
71%
92%
Positive Business Outlook
53%
72%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
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$112,148/yr
Product Manager45 Salaries
$117,358/yr
Intern25 Salaries
$22/hr
Software Engineer11 Salaries
$113,836/yr
Senior Product Manager3 Salaries
$129,639/yr
Intern2 Salaries
$16/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Free lunch"(in 98 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 57 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 14 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 23 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 20 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 7 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

* Hotels product has great leadership in a newly-streamlined organization * Amazing product scale - hundreds of millions of visitors / month * Very strong colleagues on product and eng teams. ... Basically zero "bad eggs" on the product team.

Cons

* A lot of stakeholder management is required due to so many people working on a relatively small number of pages.

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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