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Vrbo Software Engineering Manager Reviews

Updated May 30, 2018

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work and learn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People will try to do the right thing. There's a general feeling of the company being run the "right-way." Folks at the top make informed decisions based on business value and priorities. On the development side when looking at possible paths of implementing something the proper way of doing things usually wins. Shortcuts are rare and when taken are tracked as technical debt. That makes development, changes and new features much easier to add and maintain. It is a great place to learn how to do things in a way that minimizes long term maintenance costs. There's also a push from above to improve things continuously to make people happy.

    Cons

    The way teams are setup and quarterly goals tracked can lead to silos. There are initiatives trying to solve this problem though.

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    Vrbo2014-08-29
  2. "Software engineering manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vrbo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good tech stack - Good benefits - Easy lifestyle

    Cons

    - Below par pay - very slow moving and too much focus on process and less on execution

    Vrbo2018-05-31
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun company to work for, with solid colleagues, helping customers make money & take vacations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture here is great - HomeAway is willing to shell out some of its cash in order to build beautiful offices and provide staff the resources they need to be effective and want to come in to the office each day. Almost everyone in the development org is focused on providing as much value to customers as quickly as possible

    Cons

    As the company grows, it becomes more difficult to get all parties in a room together to quickly make decisions and turn around solutions. These are growing pains which hopefully become easier to deal with over time. The development organization is not as agile as it preaches it would like to be.

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    Vrbo2014-07-10
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great opportunities but pace is slowing."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to learn from and not many jerks. Fantastic benefits like 4 weeks vacation. Continuous effort to define software best practices and figure out how to get there. Plenty of interesting projects going on. You get a lot of recognition and reward if you deliver something truly innovative or game changing.

    Cons

    Your experience will vary depending on which manager/VP you report up to. People assigned teams with lots of technical debt tend to get stuck there without opportunities to advance or take on green field projects. High functioning teams are often split up to staff new projects. The dev organization is wrestling with the effects of growth and hasn't yet found the most efficient model.

    Vrbo2014-01-12

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