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"Depends on what team you're joining, but overall probably wouldn't recommend it"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I think there are a few really great things about TripAdvisor:
* product people love
* the great office space
* food, snacks, fun events
* kegerator

Cons

There were a lot of reasons why I left. They included:
* terrible middle-management layer (and in general, way too many layers in a company that small)
* lots of opinions that muddle product development, nobody given proper responsibility for a product
* some good process, but a lot of "one person made this mistake, so let's introduce this step to prevent it ever happening again" type of things
* weird, "controlling" attitude. e.g. there is a foosball table, but people get in trouble for using it
* lack of recognition for good work
* micromanaging, and lots of it

Advice to Management

Some new talent should hopefully continue to improve things but the existing culture needs to be changed

Other Employee Reviews for TripAdvisor

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    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


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Good reputation, but going down hill fast"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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