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Despegar.com CEO Damian Scokin
Damian Scokin
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  • "You get credit not for your work or work quality, but for the amount of time you dedicate to work, no matter its quality(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Grow at lower than minimum wage"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Buenos Aires
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn and build yourself as a professional.

    Cons

    Very bad salary, by far lower than the average. Some people get promoted by being friends with the leaders. The environment is not so friendly, and if you're a woman you will receive a lot of sexist comments, including men judging how you look.

    Despegar.com2019-03-15
  2. "A good place for Juniors and Semi Seniors"

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    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn. There are lots of talented people that Despegar hired when employees where their priority.

    Cons

    Employees are not priority anymore.

    Despegar.com2019-03-08
  3. Helpful (2)

    "I miss the startup stage of the company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in La Plata
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great offices. You work on high traffic and availability applications. Good salaries. Constantly growing company. Benefits.

    Cons

    Despegar lost the startup culture. Current stage has a lot of bureaucracy to do your work. Promotions are based on personal preferences rather than merit.

    Despegar.com2019-02-13
  4. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great place to work in big distributed systems

    Cons

    The senior IT managers and the career plans

    Despegar.com2019-01-18
  5. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic company, focused on the growth of their employees. Effort is rewarded

    Cons

    Disorganized, sometimes is hard to get things done.

    Despegar.com2019-01-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in La Plata
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Quiet place to work. Average pay.

    Cons

    Lack of interesting projects. Mostly maintenance of old projects.

    Despegar.com2018-12-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Buenos Aires
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment. Good company for an unexperienced developer.

    Cons

    It used to be a really nice place to work until a big restructure in 2015. Much of the work talent escaped shortly after. Salaries were not that competitive. Offices in Parque Patricios might result in quite a travel for many of us. Not much career growing opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your experienced human resources. If you don't, an other company will.

    Despegar.com2018-10-31
  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Montevideo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good teams, good benefits, great place. Not too stressful.

    Cons

    Some extra hours if something happens, not payed or rewarded at all.

    Despegar.com2018-10-15
  9. "Totally recommended for software developers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment to work. There are some interesting projects. Growing company.

    Cons

    Salary is not updated as expected by inflation.

    Despegar.com2018-10-16
  10. "Java Ser Developer"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Buenos Aires
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Very Good! as you can work anytime

    Cons

    Nothing specifically, you can work without problems

    Despegar.com2018-09-27
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