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TripAdvisor Overview

Needham, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TRIP)
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers, with 500 million reviews and opinions covering 7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features — checking more than 200 websites to help travelers ... Read more

Mission: TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip.

Company Updates

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

    —30+ days ago
    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!

    —30+ days ago
    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?

The year 2000 doesn’t seem so long ago. It’s when the first USB flash drive came out. It’s when the International Space Station opened. It’s when the Prius was introduced in the U.S. and it’s a year after an everyday traveler on a flight to Mexico came across a problem.  This everyday traveler realized that it was nearly impossible to find any unbiased information online about his intended destination.  Everything he came across was sales materials and glossy photos and none of it seemed “real.” Fortunately, this everyday traveler was an engineer, and our future CEO, Steve Kaufer. Later that year, he founded TripAdvisor in a small office above a pizza shop in Needham, Massachusetts. 

Today,  TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, and is reinventing the way travelers plan and book trips.  We're still based in Needham, Massachusetts, but in 2015 we built and moved into  a brand new headquarters that specfically reflects our passion for travel and our company culture. 

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

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 As the world’s largest online travel site, TripAdvisor impacts the lives of hundreds of millions of travelers. We have revolutionized the way that travelers research and book their trips and share their travel experiences. 

 TripAdvisor is reinventing the way travelers plan and book 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.


We offer unique perks like daily free lunch, snacks, drinks, beers, a personal assistant service, personal travel reimbursement, an on-campus bike program, lots of professional development, on-site spa services, a fitness center with classes, best co-worker award bonuses, a world class headquarters, and much more!  

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.

  • Operations (HR + Finance + Employee 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 HR 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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    "Excellent company - values, goals, teamwork"

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    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time (More than 3 years)


    Working with highly competent, high performing teams. Respectful working environment. Dynamic product development.


    Challenging stretch goals, not necessarily a bad thing!

    Advice to Management

    I have a lot of respect for Steve Kaufer, I've learned a lot from him on how to lead and how to grow a mission into a solid company without losing the startup charm.

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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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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at TripAdvisor.


    Recruiting team put me on the wrong team so interviewer could not interview me. He apologized for the mistake but they did not give me a chance to interview again.

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TripAdvisor Awards & Accolades

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