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Vrbo Reviews

Updated Feb 22, 2020

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3.5
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Vrbo Senior Vice President and General Manager Jeff Hurst (no image)
Jeff Hurst
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo

    Pros

    This company really cares about its employees. There are great benefits and the buildings and facilities are really nice! The new office they built has a gym and all offices have really nice kitchens and they provide free snacks and cofee. The heads of the company do a great job of keeping people at levels informed of what is going on with the company and do a lot to get everyone together at corporate events.

    Cons

    Specifically in the call center for customer support- there is not a lot of support when dealing with angry customers. There is so much information to learn when you start and it is hard to know everything and then when someone asks for a manager it is really difficult to get someone who will take the call.

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    Vrbo2015-05-17
  2. "It is a very laid back company and seems to be a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits. They provide four weeks of paid vacation; a week of sick time; company holidays; floating holidays; inexpensive medical insurance coverage through BCBS; dental and vision insurance; a free vacation rental stay per year; free food, drinks and snacks; extremely discounted metro rail and bus passes;.

    Cons

    Too much of the new hire training consists of a classroom situation with no testing environment to learn in. There is not enough on the job training. They give you the basics and set you out on your own.

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    Vrbo2015-03-11
  3. Helpful (4)

    "The people are nice, but the drive is lacking"

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

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    HomeAway has a lot of great people, who are easy to get along with. The friendly culture lets you feel extremely welcome in the office, and the company provides great benefits.

    Cons

    There are a lot of complacent employees, the drive seems to be lacking. Lack of recognition and compensation for great work leads to a low level of motivation. Communication of these issues is also extremely low between peers and their management.

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    Vrbo2014-12-15
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great company culture, everyone can be a contributor"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone at HomeAway can be a contributor; it's an environment where fresh ideas and hard-work are valued. As a manager, my work-life balance is very manageable. I feel very motivated to come to work every day, and the pay-back is flexibility, great benefits, and a feeling of inclusion.

    Cons

    As the company succeeds and expands globally, it is hard to maintain a sense of inclusion across all global offices. I manage a global team, with some team members in the US and a few in Europe. The company is extremely Austin-centric, but I believe that everyone at the C-Level understands this challenge and is working to ensure that we have a unified, global team.

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    Vrbo2014-10-31
  5. "Excellent C-Team that look after their employees, have a strong vision and are executing on it."

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

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

    Pros

    Results based, great working environment, lots of smart people and lots of fun people. Small teams focused on delivery. Great benefits and a world wide presence means travel opportunities. It's also just a fun industry we work in - much nicer to spend time writing software that helps people have vacations than something dry.

    Cons

    Fast growth with time to market pressure.

    Vrbo2014-10-08
  6. "Good team, working on interesting technical challenges"

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

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

    Pros

    A group of smart, friendly people who are working on leading edge technology. Strong leadership who provide direction, but don't micro manage. Great benefits, including lots of vacation. Regular team events, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes over booked, especially near deadlines. Company is still growing and finding its way.

    Vrbo2014-09-02
  7. "Exciting times at this growing company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities as HomeAway really becomes the leader in the vacation rental market place - a newer, exciting and fast growth segment in the travel industry. The chance to work on interesting projects that really impact the company, even though it is a fairly large multi-national. Competitive salary with great benefits and other employee perks like flexible work schedules, equity, 4 weeks vacation and an annual vacation rental paid for by the company!

    Cons

    Fast growth can sometimes lead to immature business processes, but these can also be great opportunities to do some really meaningful work.

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    Vrbo2014-07-23
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good management, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Growing so quickly that there are some growing pains, still trying to organize management and hierarchy.

    Vrbo2014-07-23
  9. "Great company doing great things!"

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    Former Employee - Project Management in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, creative atmosphere. Weekly meetings from senior staff to all employees. Great benefits including health, dental, life, etc and great vacation benefits.

    Cons

    super fast paced environment with lots of moving parts - it can be challenging to keep up

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    Vrbo2014-07-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great past 8 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits and also alot of growth

    Cons

    the company as grown fast

    Vrbo2014-07-16

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