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TripAdvisor Overview

Needham, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TRIP)
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 661 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering ... Read more

Mission: TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip

Company Updates

  • Great advice from our Chief People Officer about interviewing at TripAdvisor !

    Essential TripAdvisor Job Interview Questions, And What We Look For

    Published on At TripAdvisor, our goal is to hire the best and brightest. We look for candidates who share our values, demonstrate leadership qualities at every level and who are passionate about their work and the opportunity to contribute their talents in our organization.

  • Announcing a major milestone: 500 million (yes, one-half BILLION) reviews and opinions posted on TripAdvisor!

    TripAdvisor Reaches Half A Billion Reviews And Opinions And Counting

    NEEDHAM, Mass., April 19, 2017 / PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor today announced that it has crossed the 500 million reviews and opinions milestone. The popular travel planning and booking site and app now posts 290 pieces of content every minute of every day.

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TripAdvisor – Why Work For Us?

Message from the CEO

I co-founded TripAdvisor in 2000 after searching for unscripted, first-hand advice about the place I wanted to travel. Since then, we have grown into the world's largest travel site.At TripAdvisor, Inc., our slogan is "Speed wins." We release new features weekly, iterate often, and try lots of different things. And we're strategically investing in new opportunities. If this sounds like your kind of place, find out more and apply today 

-Steve Kaufer, Co-founder and CEO 

If TripAdvisor sounds like your kind of place, learn more by visiting our career site and social media pages:  

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Work hard. Play hard. Speed wins.

We’re reinventing the way travelers plan trips. There’s a lot to do, and we’re pushing ourselves to get it done in new and exciting ways.At TripAdvisor, you will put your experience to work and watch it pay off. You'll make a difference quickly and have a direct impact on our continuing success. Plus, you’ll manage your own career path and ongoing learning.TripAdvisor gives you access to learning and development resources including training programs, e-learning courses, and support from our learning and development team.And you’ll do it while working in an energetic, positive atmosphere with really smart, nice people. Innovative, forward thinking is highly valued. After all, speed wins. 


TripAdvisor is proud to offer unique perks and generous benefits packages aimed at meeting the diverse needs of our employees around the globe. While benefits vary slightly per office location, our overall philosophy focuses on employee health, growth, convenience and well- being. Our robust suite of benefits empowers our employees with the resources, incentives and flexibility necessary to be successful in their professional lives as well as balanced in their personal lives.  


Build it today, launch it tomorrow. TripAdvisor engineers and product managers deliver high-performing solutions to hundreds of millions of monthly users.  Surrounded by mentors and industry leading technology experts, our technical teams are comprised of innovative architects, intellectually curious analysts and creative problem solvers, all who are responsible for building the world’s largest travel site.  If you thrive on the excitement of a fast paced, startup-like environment and the thrill of working on complex problems, TripAdvisor is for you.

  • Sales

If you’re passionate, entrepreneurial and interested in sharpening your expertise in the digital advertising and travel industries, our sales team is the right next step in your career.  The sales professionals here work with the world’s largest travel brands and hotel chains as well as partner with our product management and advertising solutions teams who are constantly making new products that enhance the sales portfolio.  

  • Marketing and Creative

Are you a champion of consumer online experience? Do you obsess over SEO, CRM, web traffic and media relationships? Do you analyze your results every which way to make sure you’re targeting the right audience? If you’re an inspirational and innovative creative, marketing or branding leader, you’ll fit right in with our marketing teams.  

  • People Operations, Finance , Office Experience 

These are the teams that keep this place running and running well! Our Office Experience team is responsible for everything you see, hear, smell, touch and taste in the office. They make sure that our meals are delicious, our outings and social events are a blast, and our beers on tap are appropriately rotated.  Finance and People Operations ensure that we hire and retain the best people, offer the best benefits, pay all our bills on time and provide accurate information to Wall Street. Without these teams, TripAdvisor couldn't operate as smoothly as it does today. 

TripAdvisor is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.  We have 40 office locations around the globe. 

TripAdvisor Reviews

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TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer
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    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Needham, MA
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    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (More than 3 years)


    Great culture. You can see people focused on work and not chatting around. Good goal setting and 360 degree feedback. Amazing food and work life balance.


    Travel is a challenging industry.

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TripAdvisor Photos

TripAdvisor photo of: View from above of our brand new HQ
TripAdvisor photo of: Volunteering at the Food Bank
TripAdvisor photo of: Celebrating 500 Million Reviews
TripAdvisor photo of: Global Volunteer Week 2016
TripAdvisor photo of: Celebrating our Top Places to Work award with cupcakes!
TripAdvisor photo of: Game room with a view in our Sydney office
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TripAdvisor Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at TripAdvisor (Needham, MA) in March 2018.


    Phone screening: ~25 minutes spent talking about my resume, with 30 minutes dedicated to a technical question and 5 minutes for questions. Took them two days to get back to me.

    Take-home programming task: I spent the majority of this time working on code design and tests. Got a response in two days.

    Accelerated on-site schedule: 2 technical interviews followed by a behavioral interview over lunch. Got a response the next day (although I did ask for an accelerated schedule to counter a separate offer - speed won in this case!)

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TripAdvisor Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes America's Best Midsized Employers 2017, Forbes, 2017
  • Top Places to Work, Boston Globe, 2017
  • MITX Award(Most Innovative Mobile App), Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, 2015
  • Innovative Technology of the Year(Mobile Applications), Mass TLC, 2015
  • Boston Globe's Top Places to Work, The Boston Globe, 2016
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