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"Ready to build great products"

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

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

Pros

Spent 2012 transitioning to agile product development with dedicated product teams and is going to capitalize on the year of learning how to make great products. Social culture is great, very fun environment to work with lots of fun company activities. Many travel perks available. Pressure is relatively low and you can have a good work/life balance. Some good-to-great engineers here.

Cons

Moves very slowly for a company of this small size. There are senior management positions that are of questionable value and at times become roadblocks to progress. Members of leadership who have been here longer than a two years are risk averse and choose slow improvement options. Poor performers aren't properly addressed and stick around to lower productivity and morale. Career advancement is very slow, matching the generally laid back pace.

Other Employee Reviews for Hotwire

  1. "A good company overall"

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

    I worked at Hotwire full-time

    Pros

    Great people, strong individualized culture, definitely promotes work/life balance. It's a very friendly company with some smart people. Great SF city location.

    Cons

    Probably not as innovative as it thinks it is, which results in a lot of turnover in Engineering. Not as much accountability as you'd expect either with regards to product launches. Also groups are pretty siloed with not as much cross-depatrment communication

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ranks even more. Pay better.


  2. "People were cool to work with, but the company generally lacked passion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company
    Great location in the downtown San Francisco
    Fairly laid back work environment
    Very start-up like feel in that everyone sat in a cube including VPs

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Job role not well-defined, not well-respected
    No career advancement opportunities beyond Senior Producer
    Reporting structure was conflict of interest and made it impossible to do job effectively

    Advice to Management

    Pay people market value and define roles more clearly.

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