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TripAdvisor Reviews

Updated 7 January 2015
Updated 7 January 2015
209 Reviews
3.5
209 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, fun atmosphere, they try hard to please employees with functions and swag (in 17 reviews)

  • There is free lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor performers are consistently promoted due to "friendships" they have with senior management (in 9 reviews)

  • So far, so good with work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    work life balance compensations benefits

    Cons

    luck of opportunities / not easy move between deparments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very fast moving company, a lot to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time

    Pros

    You will work with very clever people and learn a lot. You always have to keep up to date on everything which is great. Management gives you quite a lot of freedom. Nice perks such as free gym membership.

    Cons

    Very high goals : as in most of very successful companies, goals are high which is normal. However, on my last year they became unrealistic which tends to demotivate people a lot.

    Not the most social place : even if most of the people are nice, the atmosphere is not great. People rarely see each other outside of work and when there is an event organized by the social team, not even half of the employees are coming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals should be high but remain reachable.
    Please make the place more sociable.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Oxford, England

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people, they are simple amazing! Very nice office.

    Cons

    Not carrer oportunities in another countries. All Europe, middle East and Africa is done from Oxford and London offices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Career progression
    Relaxed atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    Fast becoming detached from clients' reality
    Too centralised from Newton
    Lack of internal communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time listening to your sales agent, they know their clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    TripAdvisor Response

    Jan 23, 2014Global Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks! We’re pleased that you’re a fan of our benefits, career pathways (especially since we’ve been working on better defining these), and casual office atmosphere.
    Your feedback on communication
    ... More

  6.  

    Fun enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telesales in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Telesales in Oxford, England

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay
    good incentives
    good staff parties

    Cons

    the job's enjoyability decreases as the telesales team grows in size
    all the cons of any sales job
    being away from the HQ in London

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand to work for and love the staff benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    UK staff benefits are good and continually increasing. Central London office is in a great location and co-workers are all very diligent people whom I enjoy working with.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel that the internal understanding/support for European teams is lacking, from the US head office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SEM Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - SEM Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    great recognition (if working in the right team/for the right boss).
    decent compensation.
    good social events (drinks, parties etc).
    management very approachable.

    Cons

    not always clear who to approach/notify when things don't work.
    information sharing across teams could be much improved.
    company growing very fast, feels less personal than it used to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make more resources available to get things done (for all teams).
    ensure information is being shared across teams, improve collaboration of teams

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good Place to start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newton, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newton, MA (US)

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and a strong salary even for entry level positions. The free lunch 3-4 times a week is good plus the unlimited snacks and drinks. A nitpick here is that they tend to restock the drinks nobody likes and cycle out the ones that I like and are gone.

    Developing is fast paced and changes can be shown to others very quickly after completion. This is a full stack development which allows for all engineers make their own design decisions for the implementation. There is good communication with the product managers which allows the engineer to give a fair amount of input.

    The people at the company are awesome. The culture tends to be laid back in the teams and the environment promotes asking other engineers for help on difficult sections.

    There are a bunch of training classes for spoken languages and other trainings. However they are not easily accessible or I never felt that they were easy to seek out. It would be better if fewer were offered at a time and have a visible place to access and sign up. There is some support for this but it could be better.

    There are plenty of things to do at the office, including video games, board games and a foosball table. But aside from the foosball table, these get rarely used if at all.

    Cons

    Mobility within the company is difficult. In order to switch teams or offices you need to be excellent at your current position. The culture for this is one of blame. Bugs you introduce are tracked and remembered indefinitely. These all detract from the excellent rating. This is a serious problem, if you are placed on a product that doesn't interest you, it is difficult to excel and switch to another part.

    Work life balance is not the greatest. Engineers are advised that 40 hours is the minimum, and working beyond that is a good way to show their exceptional work.

    The code base is not in the best state. Code is often copied and pasted which leads to errors or outdated code permeating the entire website. Encapsulation is not very well achieved because of this. Similarily the opposite can occur, where several different ways of doing the same thing are implemented as part of different projects which introduces inconsistencies. Code is rarely cleaned up, however there seems to be a push to do more cleanup projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give measurable goals and expectations for the employees. Give career advancement classes to the non managers and give incentives to do so. Promote a better culture where non-engineering tasks can be accomplished. This can be done by giving recommended break times or moving the entertainement stuff to a more accessible area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    Great company. I had the chance to work with great people and a chance to meet some great people. I recommend it to those looking for a start!

    Cons

    I do not think the growth was very rapid in terms of moving up in employment. It is a great place to start, but I will not be here for 10 plus years.

  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    Nice benefits and salary
    They have nice working environment
    Everyone is friendly

    Cons

    There is nothing negative about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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