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Upside Business Travel Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great people, Tech focused"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a software engineer I don't think there's a better place to work in the D.C. area. It is by far the most tech focused company I've seen in Washington. Everything is done the right way, with cutting edge technology. It is a very talented group of engineers that are great to work with!

    Cons

    Upside expects a lot from it's employees--it is very results driven. That kind of environment might not be for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Upside Business Travel Response

    May 3, 2017 – President

    We strive to be product & engineering centric and are always looking to push ourselves to the next level. We do expect a lot from ourselves and have set out on an insanely ambitious mission. We hope... More


  2. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel full-time

    Pros

    Great team, leadership and culture.

    Cons

    None to share - enjoying the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They truly care about their employees. They would do whatever they need to accommodate us and make sure we have all the tools we need to do out jobs.

    Engineers are treated as adults and are given huge amount of responsibility.

    Cons

    There is no 401K matching

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  4. "Great Opportunity!"

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    • 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 Upside Business Travel full-time

    Pros

    This is a group of people on a shared mission to make a big change to business travel. Strong emphasis on getting the product right and the customer experience to be amazing.

    Team is down to earth, fun and REALLY smart. Open and transparent communication style amongst teams.

    Enjoy the speed and energy here!

    Cons

    Can't think of one now. The team is growing fast, so it is important to continue the constant communication as we grow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. "Great company to work for, smart people, and limitless potential/growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel full-time

    Pros

    -Energetic, dedicated, hardworking people
    -Fun start up culture
    -Flex PTO and other great benefits
    -Great location. Farragut North + West metro stations (Red, blue, orange yellow lines) satisfy location needs for most people
    -Management is transparent and welcoming...everyone seems to seriously actually care about their employees and those around them....they all want you to succeed with the company.

    Cons

    -the office is a bit tight now but relocating is on the horizon, yay!

    -Startups = bumpy, unpaved roads.
     There isn’t a person who will know all the answers here. This can turn into a pro, if you can work towards solutions but it’s a con for those who may not do that.

    Upside Business Travel Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – President

    Thank you for your awesome feedback! We have worked hard to make this place fun and flexible, while staying focused. We also value transparency here, along with making sure everyone on the team is... More


  6. "This job is delicious!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is awesome. There is no silly dress code, and there is a constant community vibe that makes work feel...not so work-like. AND WE EAT SO OFTEN. YAY FOOD!

    Cons

    None. Unless you mean Cons as in short for Converse. A lot of Chuck Taylors being worn around the Upside offices. But Cons aren't cons.

    Advice to Management

    Please maintain the culture as the company scales. It is definitely what gives this place its soul.

    Upside Business Travel Response

    Jul 27, 2017 – President

    Our company culture is a testament to the awesome people on our team and the community we have built together. We like to surprise the team from time to time and that often involves delicious snacks... More


  7. "Fantastic Org — Great People & Lots of Potential"

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    Current Employee - Full Stack Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Full Stack Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been at Upside for about a month now and so far I can give a glowing endorsement. Everyone is very pleasant and enthusiastic, not to mention intelligent and talented. There are a lot of strong engineers working here.

    It's a really exciting time to be at Upside because things are moving quickly. I can definitely say I enjoy coming into work every day.

    Also worth being said that this in not a place where you will get by slacking off. Everyone is a hard worker, which is a pro in my book.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the strong communication

    Upside Business Travel Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – President

    Thanks for the feedback and recognition that our team works hard - we are all incredibly committed to what we are building. Every person here contributes to our culture and makes it enjoyable to come... More

  8. "Best place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel full-time

    Pros

    Supportive, many opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Small office, but I am glad we are moving soon.

    Upside Business Travel Response

    Jul 27, 2017 – President

    Glad to hear that you feel supported and have opportunities to learn and grow - thanks for the feedback! We have quickly out grown this office space and we have plans to move soon! Not too long ago... More


  9. "Fun place with incredible growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been at Upside for over a year and have learned more than I ever could have expected. The rate at which new technology is tested and implemented is incredible.

    Cons

    The office is getting a little crowded but a solution for that is coming soon!

    Advice to Management

    Ping-pong table!

    Upside Business Travel Response

    Jul 27, 2017 – President

    I am delighted to hear that you have learned so much. I am constantly impressed by the resiliency of our team and its ability to adapt. Whether we are implementing new technologies or iterating on... More


  10. "Great place to work!"

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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

    I have been working at Upside Business Travel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very exciting growth and promise
    Supportive culture that enables individual growth
    Exciting technology and pace

    Cons

    Being proactive and driven with your own career is a must here

    Upside Business Travel Response

    Jul 27, 2017 – President

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Happy to hear that you are enjoying your time here. Cutting edge technology and a crazy fast pace are some of our defining attributes. We encourage team members... More


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