TripAdvisor
3.8 of 5 163 reviews
www.tripadvisor.com Newton, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.8 163 reviews

                             

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TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer

Stephen Kaufer

(128 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "benefits are good, free lunch, outting, etc"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Benefits are good, some groups work well and are collaborative"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor performers are consistently promoted due to "friendships" they have with senior management"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Sure, the company went through some growing pains, which is understandable"
    in 7 reviews
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Great place to work- great product, great people and company commitment to careers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Newton, MA (US)

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

ProsVery smart people. Company commitment to developing employees and their careers. Great product with strong, entrepreneurial leadership. Exciting workplace.

ConsFast moving. Don't come out TripAdvisor if you want a slow moving, relaxed company. The dress code is relaxed- but be prepared to move fast. Speed wins isn't just a motto.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to balance the start-up feel while the size of the company increases. Though more infrastructure will be needed over time, the critical view of bureaucracy makes TripAdvisor unique- and it works.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work at TripAdvisor

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TripAdvisor as a contractor

Prossmart and innovative people to work with
diverse and interesting projects to work on
Risk taking environment---great opportunities to test new programs/ideas

Conscommute can be difficult
work/life balance can suffer at times

Advice to Senior ManagementAs evolve, keep the innovative "feel/tone" of a small company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place for great experience

Human Resource Department (Current Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

Prosmore project to get more experience.
speed up!
very good benefit and flexible

Consif the local website would be more localization, that may be better impact of branding in China.

Advice to Senior Managementgreat company, great experience

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I LOVE WORKING AT TRIPADVISOR

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Newton, MA (US)

I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 5 years

Pros-Supportive Management team
-GREAT CULTURE
-Smart people
-Innovative
-Practical

Cons-work life balance can be a challenge.

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to keep the culture in tact to continue our journey of success.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Super Place to Work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Newton, MA (US)

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

ProsLots of opportunities, smart and innovative employees, successful company, constant encouragement to learn and develop.

ConsAt times a bit demanding. Sometimes there is too much emphasis on Speed Wins.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Continue to recognize talented employees and reward them appropriately.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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TripAdvisor is a great place to work!

Senior Recruiter (Current Employee)
Newton, MA (US)

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

ProsDynamic fast-paced environment - "Speed Wins"
Collaborative culture
Smart people
Career growth opportunities
Great benefits
Visionary leadership
Transparency
Moving to a new state-of-the-art building in 2015

ConsCommuting to Newton is a challenge for some.
We could use a few more interview and conference rooms as we continue to grow.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing company, amazing growth, amazing culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Newton, MA (US)

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

Pros-Perks and benefits--free lunches, company-paid for health care for me, small every day things like being able to bring my dog to work

-Fast pace--getting stuff done

-Growth--nice to be at a company that's on the upswing

-Smart people--I like my team

Cons-Fast pace can also be tough at times

-Expectations for individual success could be more clearly defined

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep thinking about communicating big and small things to employees---we move really fast so this can get lost

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a great company!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsSpeed and active company, with passion, smart people, always trying to improve itself from different perspective, trying new things, innovative, always trying to treat employee good and right. This is a company with great future

ConsCross-team cooperation needs to be improved. People should have sense for the whole business but not just focus on their own territory or area. Management needs to encourage people to think more broadly

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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TripAdvisor Global Manager, Talent Acquisition responded to this review

Nov 06, 2013

Thanks! We think it’s a pretty excellent company, too. Thanks also for your feedback on improving cross-team communication and cooperation. As we continue to grow, it’s something that is very ... More

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Recruiter (Current Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

Prosquick pace, various attractive employee benefits,support from management team

ConsBranding development in China area

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove brand influence in China.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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attractive working place

Human Resources Advisor (Current Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

Pros1,the benefits are so attractive and sweet. Travel compensation, GYM compensation and so on
2,You could enjoy and balance your career and life totally working here
3, You could also get opportunities for your own career development

ConsIt will be better if the working time management is more flexiable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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