Working at Vrbo | Glassdoor

Vrbo Overview

Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Public
Internet
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be ... Read more

Mission: Connect travelers to the people and places they love, giving them the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together.

Vrbo Video

Provided by employer [?]

Loading...

Vrbo – Why Work For Us?


 

Our people have what it takes to succeed...

Scientific Mindset 

We move quickly and deliberately, using data to guide our decisions and testing to achieve breakthroughs.

Openness

We welcome new ideas and opinions, especially if they challenge our beliefs. We actively listen with humility and respect.

One Team

We play to win and openly discuss options when our goals compete. We unite to deliver results for our company and customers.

Participation

We communicate directly, share feedback at all levels, and engage in debate while maintaining our objectivity.

 Mastery   We offer an environment of continuous development where you can do, and become, your best.     

Vrbo is committed to its employees, regardless of which office they work in or how much experience they have. That’s why you can count on Vrbo to:

  • Be 100% trustworthy.
  • Make it enjoyable to do your best work.
  • Move boldly to transform an industry.
  • Build great careers together.
  • Give you a reason to be proud of HomeAway.
  • Create family, as you define it.

Become a part of our family

Do you have the five characteristics we value in our employees? Visit our careers page to find out how you can join our family.

"Two people in Madrid went to the London office for two weeks to work. I love the system here—all you have to do is login anywhere." -Eva H., Madrid

For a full list of benefits for each country, visit our benefits page on Glassdoor.

Here are just a few that are offered in the US:

Health and well-being

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Group medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Short- and long-term disability

Financial/performance opportunities

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Target incentive bonus plan
  • 401(k)
  • Quarterly, peer-nominated individual awards based on performance

Cultural perks

  • Weekly breakfast
  • Table Talks: access to leadership at bi-monthly all-staff meeting
  • Game rooms in all Austin offices
  • Two paid time off volunteer days
  • Break rooms stocked with healthy snacks, drinks, and an ever-so-important espresso machine
  • “Casual Friday” every day

If you’re ready to begin a career that gives back to you, check out our open opportunities on our careers page.

We know one of the keys to Vrbo's continued growth is our global network. As a broader selection of vacation rentals becomes available on our sites, more travelers turn to Vrbo for their vacation planning. And with more travelers comes a new wave of homeowners and managers who want to advertise with us.

Internally, our organization continues to expand to keep up with the business. Here are all of the locations where Vrbo has teams:

United States

  • Austin, Texas 
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Seattle, Washington

Europe

  • London, England
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Marseille, France
  • Paris, France
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Rome, Italy
  • Madrid, Spain

Latin America

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Bogotá, Colombia

Asia Pacific

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Newcastle, Australia
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Gurgaon, India
  • Tokyo, Japan

 

Vrbo Reviews

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Vrbo President John Kim
John Kim
177 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Helpful (22)

    "Great tech + great culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always jumping on the latest tech, so opportunities to learn new things are frequent.
    Collaboration is great, few egos that I've encountered. Most people and managers are genuine and very open/approachable.
    Frequent parties and celebrations
    Free breakfast every Friday
    Free snacks + coffee
    Plenty of free leftovers floating around the office at lunchtime.
    Domain location is more vibrant than your typical office complex
    Can work from home easily and often

    Cons

    Sometimes is like drinking from a firehose bcs the tech adoption moves so fast
    I think different teams work in vastly different ways, so everyone's experience may not be like mine
    A little too much big company process creeping in as we adopt Expedia practices and policies
    Too much agile focus now (too many meetings)

See All 614 Reviews

Vrbo Photos

Vrbo photo of: Team HomeAway hanging at the Domain office
Vrbo photo of: Partner Success team
Vrbo photo of: Expedia Group CEO, Mark Okerstrom visiting the team in Singapore
Vrbo photo of: Working the VRBO Citrus Bowl in Orlando
Vrbo photo of: All-hands meeting in Singapore
Vrbo photo of: Our first Partner Hackathon
See All PhotosSee All

Vrbo Interviews

Experience

Experience
57%
14%
29%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
58%
14%
12%
8
4
2
2

Difficulty

2.8
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (8)  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Vrbo (Austin, TX) in June 2018.

    Interview

    After an initial phone screen I was presented with a case study. The request was to prepare a presentation on an upcoming project for the eCommerce team, which was to be reviewed with the hiring manager. Then I participated in a panel interview with five members of various HomeAway teams with whom I would have to interact on a frequent basis.

    Interview Questions

    • Several interviewers asked how I would handle a transition from an Analyst role to a Manager role.   1 Answer
See All 268 Interviews

Vrbo Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Midsize Employers #85/500, Forbes, 2018
  • 101 Best Travel Sites, Huffington Post & Global Scavenger Hunt, 2016
  • 17 Companies with Great Work-Life Balance, Glassdoor, 2016
  • 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, Achievers, 2015
  • Gold Magellan Award Winner, Travel Weekly, 2016
See More

Work at Vrbo? Share Your Experiences

Vrbo
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or