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"Overall a great company that has some growing pains to work out."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

-friendly supportive atmosphere, interesting and constantly moving environment, fast paced, free lunch, shuttles to the office from the T, breakroom with games

Cons

while fast paced is nice there is a pressure to be on your game 100% of the time, communication between groups is weak

Advice to Management

improve communication between the groups

Other Employee Reviews for TripAdvisor

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Good reputation, but going down hill fast"

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

    Pros

    Good reputation, fast pace, free lunch, snacks, games on site, nice people (for the most part), somewhat flexible environment for work/life balance.

    Cons

    No career development, no pats on the back for a job well done, you're just hassled when things aren't going 100% as planned (think "office space"). Some of the worst managers I've ever had in my life - funny since the CEO says they have a 'No a-holes' policy. Lots of throwing under the bus at this company in general. No real leadership by management which leads to decreased productivity by employees in addition to things just not getting done or being done poorly. Management doesn't listen to employees nor do they treat people equally (lots of favorites played here). These reasons are why there has been an exodus from the marketing team in 09 when there was virtually none in years prior.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - you hired them for a reason so you should at least consider what they have to say. It shouldn't be your way or the highway.
    Re-think some of your processes - speed wins often undoes itself
    Be more personable
    Re-think your 'no a-holes' policy - either get rid of it or get rid of the a-holes- you know who they are. Lots of managers do NOTHING all day while employees work their bums off


  2. "Love it at TripAdvisor!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    First and foremost, the best reason to work at TripAdvisor is the great people here. People work hard and take their jobs and careers very seriously, but also make time to have a lot of fun together. The intersection of travel and web 2.0 is an exciting business to be in. The company's fast growth (organic growth in the U.S. and internationally, plus recent acquistions of several other travel media companies) provides good opportunities for career growth. TripAdvisor works hard to maintain its entrepeneruial "start-up" feel in the way people work, but it has the size and profitibility to offer very competitive compensation and benefits. There is a good feeling of job stability and probably further growth even in the currently difficult economic enviroment.

    Cons

    Some "growing pains" as the company has doubled in size each of the last several years. What used to be a great feeling of knowing everyone in the company no longer exists.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to keep up and even increase more proactive communication with employees as the company grows - more employees, more geographies, more lines of business.

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