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"far from start-up, close to stagnation"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

snacks and drinks
catered lunch
video games (nobody plays)
alcohol
decent starting salary
great brand recognition
some travel benefits

Cons

as many others say, tripadvisor is not a company that takes risks. that leads towards a lot of complacence as well as frustrated/hindered talent. probably a primary reason that many have left, as i did.

marketing team runs amok with inflated egos. sales team seems to be a complete joke (leadership is epitome of wheelers and dealers who couldn't sell a product that required any calculated or strategic thought whatsoever, much less have the professionalism, innovation or foresight to keep themselves relevant for that much longer). product and engineering teams (just hire more actual engineers, and less ops folks) look ok, though seem to lose someone important once a quarter

senior management is fooling themselves thinking this is a start-up. you're far from being a lean organization, my friends. deal with the growing pains. reward employees that deserve to be rewarded. communicate proposed changes and request as much feedback as possible. put more things up to vote. take a hard look at your middle mgt because you have redundant and irrelevant folks holding up the contributions of direct reports. and finally: take a darn risk with a product once in awhile. the facelift for the site last year was ok but it's time to give people something to really talk about with your UX and interface.

Advice to Management

you're bleeding talent. figure it out. you're a company founded on the reviews of others. read this and the many others and you'll see the trends.

Other Employee Reviews for TripAdvisor

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Tedius"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay compared to other summer jobs
    Good location
    Free lunch and snacks
    Ping pong table, socializing
    Very flexible times

    Cons

    Very repetitive work
    Uses external staffing groups to organize payroll

    Advice to Management

    Not my position to give feedback on this.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Sounded good during pre-hire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good and salary is a bit above normal for average positions. On surface, they appear to care about quality of your work environment and present growth may interfere with that and is understandable when it suffers a bit. If you are an engineer you are all set here.

    Cons

    A lot of unprofessional "blame gaming" going on with management and departments.
    Honestly some of the most unfriendly/hostile management I've ever encountered. The HR people who should be the nicest are some of the worst! Apparently it is more important to blame than it is to assess and resolve problems. I'm seeing some good people take pressure for situations beyond their control.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! We know where the problems come from and you should trust our experience and expertise. Sometimes it more important to listen and fix problems instead of trying to cover your own "jobs".

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