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"The best first job I could have hoped for."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time

Pros

I say it's the best "first" job because by being expected to work on the full stack, and being surrounded by the most intelligent and helpful people you will ever meet, you learn a ton of software engineering skills very quickly. Also I want to note that in the time I've been here, the company has been growing quite a bit, and some of us had started getting concerned about losing some important parts of our culture, but upper management took this issue very seriously. The CEO himself set aside a lot of time to chat with us in a small group setting about specific aspects of the culture that we felt were important to maintain. I'm not sure exactly how much an hour of his time is worth in company dollars, but it absolutely solidified my company spirit. We're getting bigger, but not too big to care about the little things.

Cons

There was a time earlier this year when things got hectic. It was not a good time. I think that has passed. Let's hope it doesn't happen again.
(Then again, I suppose there are a lot of companies out there which constantly have that level of stress.)

Advice to Management

I've noticed team managers have a lot less time to spend with their actual teams, they seem overcommitted. Also, please pick one project-tracking system and stick with it. I'm losing track of all the places I have to consult for project specs and update with my status. It's a little silly.

Other Employee Reviews for TripAdvisor

  1. "Very good company that takes care of employees."

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    Current Employee - Content Specialist in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Content Specialist in Newton, MA

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

    Pros

    Game room
    Beer on tap
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Not very accessible by public transportation

    Advice to Management

    Have a little more manager interaction with team.

    TripAdvisor Response

    Nov 6, 2013 – Global Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Aw, thanks! We like taking care of our employees and are proud of the many perks, benefits, and amenities that we offer. Thanks also for your feedback on public transportation. While we are located... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great company culture that encourages personal career growth and movement within the organization.

    Cons

    Some of the reporting tools and resources used are in house and not as robust as other companies.

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