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Vrbo Overview

Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Public
Internet
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We help people travel better together.

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 ... 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.


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Vrbo – Why Work With Us?


At Vrbo, we're helping people travel together.

We're also a diverse team of brilliant, creative, and imaginative individuals, working together to promote human connection in the world. Vrbo gives travelers the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together.

Through our advanced technology, a bias towards action, and our ability to think big and small, we are continuously reimagining the travel space, improving the booking process, and enhancing the vacation experience for millions of travelers across the world.

We're big on benefits here at Vrbo. That's why we offer our employees a competitive salary, annual target bonus, paid time off, along with medical benefits.

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

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

23 Thoughts From Paternity Leave - Ajay Waghray, Senior Product Manager at Vrbo

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

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (43)

    "Great tech + great culture"

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    • 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)

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Vrbo Photos

Vrbo photo of: President, John Kim hanging out on the D11 terrace
Vrbo photo of: UX team collaborating on a project
Vrbo photo of: Expedia Group CEO, Mark Okerstrom visiting the team in Singapore
Vrbo photo of: Two-story oasis (kitchen) at D11
Vrbo photo of: Entryway at D11 Austin campus
Vrbo photo of: Madrid team during Pride Month
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Vrbo Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vrbo.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a recruiter phone screen, hiring manager phone screen, technical SQL interview, and on-site interview. The on-site interview included 3 behavioral interviews and one business case. For the business case, they provided the data and prompt 4-5 days prior to the interview, and asked me to give a presentation on my findings and recommendations.

    Interview Questions

    • Given the following data, what can you conclude about the A/B test and what are your business recommendations?   2 Answers
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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
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