Compare Tripadvisor vs SmarterTravel BETA

See how working at Tripadvisor vs. SmarterTravel 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 Tripadvisor vs. SmarterTravel. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Tripadvisor

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SmarterTravel

Employee Ratings

  • SmarterTravel scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 887 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 51 reviews)
SmarterTravel employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Tripadvisor employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.9
SmarterTravel employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Tripadvisor employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
SmarterTravel employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Tripadvisor employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.9
SmarterTravel employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Tripadvisor employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.6
SmarterTravel employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Tripadvisor employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Tripadvisor Ceo Stephen Kaufer
80%
80%Stephen Kaufer
CEO Approval
SmarterTravel Ceo Sarah Hodkinson
100%
100%Sarah Hodkinson
SmarterTravel employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Tripadvisor employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
70%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
SmarterTravel employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than Tripadvisor employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
SmarterTravel employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 25% higher than Tripadvisor employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Tripadvisor has 1,383 more total submitted salaries than SmarterTravel.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer213 Salaries
$120,707/yr
Product Manager57 Salaries
$124,700/yr
Intern27 Salaries
$28/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer13 Salaries
$119,280/yr
Senior Product Manager3 Salaries
$135,839/yr
Intern2 Salaries
$17/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free lunch" was the most mentioned Pro at Tripadvisor.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at SmarterTravel.
  • Tripadvisor had 17 more reviews than SmarterTravel that mentioned "Senior management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free lunch"(in 107 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 72 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 14 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 26 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 24 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 7 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.temporaryCurrent - Marketing Coordinator

I have been working at Tripadvisor

Pros

great company to work for. everyone is super kind and works together great.

Cons

none to say! I really do love working at TripAdvisor

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!

Job Postings

Tripadvisor has 244 more recently posted open jobs than SmarterTravel.