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Updated February 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great culture, excellent benefits, great work life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Plus, the travel benefits are awesome (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance are non-existent depending on the group (in 5 reviews)

  • Hotwire is a relatively small company, so there can be me lateral opportunities available than promotions (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Nice people. Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hotwire full-time

    Pros

    Worked with a great team.

    Cons

    They are struggling business wise and had lay offs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, awesome company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working here. People are supportive, higher management wants u to grow, and the company pay is above average. So many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Lack of social activities, other than this can't think of anything as of now. Overall, expecting the company to grow despite being in a extremely competitive industry.

    Advice to Management

    HR should be more involved in arranging social events for employees. This will allow employees to be more involved and aware of other teams.

    Company really needs to consider hiring good graphic designers for the website. The site can improve UI/UX to great potential.

    Hire young talent, they bring new ideas and food for thought that can help the company reach millennials better


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the working relationships and projects

    Cons

    The pros outweighed the cons


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  5. "Awesome place to work and build your career"

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

    Pros

    Tons of benefits including travel deals, the snack bar is never empty, straightforward attitude, work and effort recognition, tech-savvy environment and geeky office culture which is awesome.

    Cons

    Does not have Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird parked at the basement.


  6. "Evolving rapidly"

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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

    Pros

    Small teams enable 1:1 time with direct managers who coach you to help get where you want to be

    Cons

    Competitive marketplace, fast paced environment creates a very Darwin like scenario where you either adapt or you don't do well here

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the pressures on the team, don't necessarily let the foot off the gas but stay cognizant


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sky's the limit"

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

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

    Pros

    -Incredibly smart co-workers
    -Great career growth opportunity
    -Entrepreneurial energy with big-company stability
    -Business is continually evolving; no limit to what the future could hold
    -Amazingly fun industry!

    Cons

    -Competitive industry
    -Technological challenges at times, but getting better
    -Lots of change in recent years, has taken time to stabilize

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing your people and product to be the best. Keep identifying and recognizing talented performers within the organization. Keep being transparent with future vision.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome gig"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Fun industry. Great colleagues. Great brand. Superb perks. Lots of learning. Interesting product challenges.

    Cons

    Competitive industry. Tough competitive set requires attention to detail Overall company is addressing the issues that are facing this segment of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep raising the bar.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 Hotwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Fun place to work
    2. Work-life balance
    3. Great team

    Cons

    Faced few challenges in the past, but working hard to turn around

    Hotwire Response

    Apr 30, 2015 – Team Hotwire

    Thank you for sharing your great feedback. We're excited about the future of Hotwire moving forward too!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I love coming to work"

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

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

    Pros

    -Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with
    -Great perks
    -Everyone is willing to help

    Cons

    -Compensation is a bit low

    Advice to Management

    Focus on young talent to remain competitive in the Bay Area


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hotwire is great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Amazing people
    Great benefits

    Cons

    No work from home policy


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