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"Real talented people"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Everyone is extremely friendly and supportive
The environment is very much like a startup even though it's a medium sized company
Work hours are respected
Agile development. No need for excessive bureaucracy
The travel benefits a great!
Having Expedia inc support is very convenient
It's in the city (SF) no commuting needed if you live here

Cons

Subway is not close by, we have to rely on Muni
Promotions don't happen very often (they do happen)

Other Employee Reviews for Hotwire

  1. "Used to be great, but times are changing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people are mostly great
    - Nice office
    - Great benefits
    - Passion for travel
    - Lots of opportunity to learn new technologies

    Cons

    - No more work from home
    - New president that doesn't seem to understand the bay area job market
    - Layoffs during a time of running extremely lean already
    - Lots of good people leaving
    - Average pay is below market rate
    - The "fun" environment of the past has become a much more stressful and negative environment

    Advice to Management

    Quit the "crack the whip" attitude now or we're going to lose all our best employees. Bring back the fun, flexibility, passion, and atmosphere that made the company so successful in the past.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Hotwire - The Ship that sank!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work culture was good and the company paid me well!

    Cons

    The management was too late to react to the downfall in business and they resorted to layoffs as the first option. Pathetic!

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