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HomeAway CEO John Kim
John Kim
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great tech + great culture"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Always jumping on the latest tech, so opportunities to learn new things are frequent. Collaboration is great, few egos that I've encountered. Most people and managers are genuine and very open/approachable. Frequent parties and celebrations Free breakfast every Friday Free snacks + coffee Plenty of free leftovers floating around the office at lunchtime. Domain location is more vibrant than your typical office complex...

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    Cons

    Sometimes is like drinking from a firehose bcs the tech adoption moves so fast I think different teams work in vastly different ways, so everyone's experience may not be like mine A little too much big company process creeping in as we adopt Expedia practices and policies Too much agile focus now (too many meetings)

  2. "Great company, a lot of chances for career growth"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great company, a lot of chances for career growth

    Cons

    Can't think of a big one for cons. If there's any, it's really minimal.

  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Work life balance and exposure to cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HomeAway full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Unless you are friends with a manager you will stay where you are.

  5. "Great"

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      Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at HomeAway full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      *great tech *engaged people *excellent benefits *fun travel opportunities

      Cons

      None that i can think of.

    • "Decent Company to Learn a lot"

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      Former Employee - UI Developer 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at HomeAway full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Ability to learn a lot and be connected with a lot of great professionals in the tech industry

      Cons

      Was easy to get pigeon holed into one job, found it difficult to create/find new opportunities within the company. Was very easy to get lost in the shuffle

    • "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at HomeAway full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Large company with a small company mentality. I am an integral part of the company and not just there to work. It is also nice to have breakfast provided every Friday.

      Cons

      They only have tacos every other Friday.

      HomeAway Response

      February 12, 2019Employer Brand & Digital Media Specialist

      There may be tacos only twice a month, but we gotta show some love to kolaches and bagels!

    • Helpful (11)

      "Great benefits but filled with inexperienced managers"

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      Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at HomeAway full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great benefits You will get to work on latest technologies. 401 K , ESP and PTO

      Cons

      It only saddens me to write this review for company for which I've dedicated over three and half years of my life and reflects how ratings have gone down over past few years. Managers now have so much power that can abuse employees in the name of pushing limits and getting things done . It's unfortunate that manager reviews can actually work against you rather than addressing concerns . Inexperienced and abusive...

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      Advice to Management

      Trust people over technology . Take manager reviews seriously and address concerns of reports . Give opportunities for employees to grow and develop their skills and not push them over when you do not need them.

    • "Excellent Place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at HomeAway full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Very smart people, fast paced, and competitive compensation. A great place to work overall.

      Cons

      The fast pace may not be for everyone.

    • Helpful (3)

      "Front Desk Coordinator"

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      Current Employee - Front Desk Coordinator in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at HomeAway full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I love working at HomeAway because of the positive work environment, fun culture, and diverse workforce! Great brand and amazing people.

      Cons

      Based on personal experience, I've found it very difficult to pivot internally.

      HomeAway Response

      February 12, 2019Employer Brand & Digital Media Specialist

      Hi Front Desk Coordinator, Thanks for leaving a review! Employees are consistently pointing out how great their coworkers are and we're glad to hear you love being part of Team HomeAway. Have you looked into the Bungee program? It's a great way to figure out where your interests ...

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