Hotwire - A safe company, not young or innovative | Glassdoor
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Helpful (2)

"A safe company, not young or innovative"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Hotwire full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great building and location, good compensation, work/life balance, travel discounts. Recently transitioned from Waterfall to Agile software development which is much more transferable to other tech companies.

Cons

Employees are low energy and generally seem stuck in a rut. Hotwire sells a fun, smart culture, but many who progress through the ranks to management and senior management or are awarded recognition as representing Hotwire's core values do the bare minimum amount of work and rarely attend company events. Hotwire is a steady stream of income for its parent company (Expedia) and goals, products, and initiatives play it safe to keep the revenue coming in.

Advice to Management

Reduce the amount of middle management, encourage education and skills development.

Other Employee Reviews for Hotwire

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I love my job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hotwire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hotwire is differentiated in the market, which makes the product rewarding for customers. Sr. Management is focused and respectful of the people. Everyone is working on becoming more responsive to customers and innovative and they're starting to show great results.

    Cons

    If you want to be told exactly what to do and just follow direction this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving fast and experiment with disruptions to old models.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Hotwire is not a place for you if you have a pulse. Cooperate passive aggressive culture. They just want yes men."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great travel perks. Great SF financial district location

    Cons

    Cooperate passive aggressive culture. Agile but still very command and control with a lot of useless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your middle managers and make them apply for their jobs again. Being able to schedule meetings is not a skill.

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