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Despegar.com CEO Damian Scokin
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  • "Too many teams, too many managers, too many directors and horizontal positions with unclear resposibilities(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic company, focused on the growth of their employees. Effort is rewarded

    Cons

    Disorganized, sometimes is hard to get things done.

    Despegar.com2019-01-04
  2. "Dinamyc culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn and develop .

    Cons

    The company is developing its core values and culture.

    Despegar.com2018-05-10
  3. "Good overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The possibility of ascending in the hierarchy

    Cons

    Bad bosses everywhere that only think if they can earn more money and use your work as like them had do it.

    Advice to Management

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    Despegar.com2019-04-22
  4. "Developer in Application Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    Good athmosphere, a lot of courses and capacitation to grow in the area.

    Cons

    The salary isn't amazing and the benefits aren't so good.

    Despegar.com2019-04-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Grow at lower than minimum wage"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Buenos Aires
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn and build yourself as a professional.

    Cons

    Very bad salary, by far lower than the average. Some people get promoted by being friends with the leaders. The environment is not so friendly, and if you're a woman you will receive a lot of sexist comments, including men judging how you look.

    Despegar.com2019-03-15
  6. "A good place for Juniors and Semi Seniors"

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    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn. There are lots of talented people that Despegar hired when employees where their priority.

    Cons

    Employees are not priority anymore.

    Despegar.com2019-03-08
  7. Helpful (2)

    "I miss the startup stage of the company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in La Plata
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great offices. You work on high traffic and availability applications. Good salaries. Constantly growing company. Benefits.

    Cons

    Despegar lost the startup culture. Current stage has a lot of bureaucracy to do your work. Promotions are based on personal preferences rather than merit.

    Despegar.com2019-02-13
  8. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great place to work in big distributed systems

    Cons

    The senior IT managers and the career plans

    Despegar.com2019-01-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in La Plata
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Quiet place to work. Average pay.

    Cons

    Lack of interesting projects. Mostly maintenance of old projects.

    Despegar.com2018-12-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Buenos Aires
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment. Good company for an unexperienced developer.

    Cons

    It used to be a really nice place to work until a big restructure in 2015. Much of the work talent escaped shortly after. Salaries were not that competitive. Offices in Parque Patricios might result in quite a travel for many of us. Not much career growing opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your experienced human resources. If you don't, an other company will.

    Despegar.com2018-10-31
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