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"lost during transition period"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Hotwire full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

good life and work balance
people are nice

Cons

business environment is deteriorating, upper management are changing, lots of change happening in the company

Other Employee Reviews for Hotwire

  1. "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)


  2. "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.

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