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Updated August 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Additionally I really appreciate how work life balance is emphasized (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits, including travel and fitness (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Awesome culture, great for career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great culture for growth, i feel like i'm becoming a better engineer every day. Additionally I really appreciate how work life balance is emphasized. One of the great things about working at SmarterTravel is the way that it feels like a startup, but you get all of the benefits/perks of being under TripAdvisor. There are the "perks" like unlimited free snacks, as well as beers on tap for Friday night "happy hour" to finish off the week. Then there are the benefits, like partially covered parental leave, non business travel reimbursement, covered monthly charlie cards, etc. Overall I don't really expect that I'll work at many places better than this.

    Cons

    while the parental benefits are good, considering what you get in america, i'd personally appreciate not having to blow through all my vacation and sick time just to get a reasonable amount of time with my newborn.


  2. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear ability to make meaningful contributions in lots of areas. Minimal red tape. Talented friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Minimal red tape. Lots of different strategies in motion.

    Advice to Management

    Continue empowering the team to deliver results.

  3. "Great benefits, smart people, overall positive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Linux Systems Administrator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Linux Systems Administrator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmarterTravel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented, fun, accommodating and understanding people for the most part. Great benefits.

    Cons

    The days can be long and nights short.

    SmarterTravel Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – VP of Technology

    Thanks for your review. We agree that the people are one of the best parts of SmarterTravel! And, while we do work hard here, we encourage a balance between work life and personal life. I’d be... More


  4. "Best Company to Work at"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SmarterTravel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Feel of startup but under a big TripAdvisor Umbrella

    Cons

    Lot of conventional devs sticking to what they know, not much innovation.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are lucky you find great mentors

    Cons

    Some teams do not have good mentorship programs.


  6. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great team culture
    -Nice office
    -Good Tech managers

    Cons

    -Problems can get repetitive
    -Senior management can be cryptic


  7. Helpful (2)

    "The People Make It Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will work with really smart, driven people. It's a complicated, ever changing-industry, but you get to own it. The perks are great (4 summer Fridays that you can take off and they DON'T count toward vacation + a personal travel stipend.) Work life balance is AMAZING. There's a reason people start their families here. They want to make it as easy as possible to be a mom or dad and make a big impact at work - if that requires an unconventional schedule, they are ok with that. Bottomline: Even when frustrating things happen and we are short handed, I always stop and think that I really love this job and everything we're doing.

    Cons

    This company is evolving in how it make big decisions and keeps everyone in the loop. It's not great, but I still think its better than a lot of companies. Promotion raises are low. There are a lot of politics about promotions and when you finally get one, it's kind of underwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    More group motivation. Rally people around a single specific initiative

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great new place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ewing, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Managers who really care about their employees happiness

    Cons

    Slight commute, but the people and enviroment make it worthwhile


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmarterTravel full-time

    Pros

    Friendly faces, no micromanagement, fun atmosphere in the break area, snacks, beer, wine, great people, great benefits, excellent 401K and travel benefits.

    Cons

    Upward mobility was unclear at best.


  10. "The best of all worlds"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SmarterTravel (More than a year)

    Pros

    All the upsides of a "big" company, with a small company culture. Being part of the TripAdvisor family comes with perks, but SmarterTravel operates independently. The teams are small, agile, and empowered. The people are smart, friendly, and fun to work with. There are growth opportunities, and pay and benefits are strong.

    Cons

    Things move quickly, which is a good thing, but can make it tough to stop and catch your breath.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on communication. The progress is great, but more is better.


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