Hotwire - Used to be great, but times are changing | Glassdoor
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"Used to be great, but times are changing"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Hotwire

  1. 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!


  2. "Enormous potential in the discount travel space"

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

    I worked at Hotwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relative independence from the rest of the Expedia travel portfolio (Expedia is the parent company of Hotwire)

    Cons

    Corporate HQ for Expedia, the parent company, is in Bellevue. That can make communication challenging as many important decisions still happen there.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the issues of geography as you manage subsidiary companies!

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