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"Fast-paced, flexible, great people"

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Former Employee - Desktop Lead in Newton, MA
Former Employee - Desktop Lead in Newton, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

They hire top talent, many of whom are fantastic to work with. Cutting edge and leading ideas means lots of change and a fast pace, but if you love to learn and grow this is a great place.

Cons

At times, I witnessed people burning out. While my direct manager was great to work with and helped prevent my burnout, that may not be the case in all situations.

Advice to Management

Don't try so hard to maintain "startup" status, when that's clearly in the past. Embrace a new culture that fits with the size and politics of the business. You've got GREAT people--utilize them.

Other Employee Reviews for TripAdvisor

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great summer experience at TripAdvisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Newton, MA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Relaxed hours, atmosphere
    - Free snacks, lunches, break rooms
    - Cooperative, helpful coworkers
    - Fast development cycle, engineers expected to know entire tech stack

    Cons

    - PMs aren't technically inclined, leading to confusion sometimes and them being out of touch of how long it takes to implement things
    - Not much else actually


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Dishonest, degrading and abrasive management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The company was better to work for when part of Expedia but there are few pros now.
    - If you like travel, it's a fun industry.
    - TripAdvisor tries really hard to recruit students and puts their best food forward for the summer interns with fun events and outings. It's a facade and it's not like that for the full time employees.

    Cons

    - Two thumbs down for senior management who runs the business in an unethical and abrasive manner
    - In reality, everyone, from junior to middle to senior management, is simply a puppet of the CEO
    - No focus on career development
    - Junior staff is cocky and is starting to mirror senior management's style of yelling and degrading others. These are kids who are 0-2 years out of school
    - Location. Newton?

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending to be a small start up company who can move in a quick and agile way. Understand who we've become and where we're going. Also, if you want to hire talented engineers, why would you move further west from Newton? Probably because that's where senior management live. Expect a lot of attrition to happen when the office moves.

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