Despegar.com Reviews

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Despegar.com CEO Damian Scokin
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Pros
  • "Great place to work in big distributed systems(in 6 reviews)

  • "In my experience it has been a good place to learn(in 5 reviews)

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  • "A lot of the best people Despegar had in the last years is lefting the company, and nobody is doing nothing(in 2 reviews)

  • "Too many teams, too many managers, too many directors and horizontal positions with unclear resposibilities(in 1 review)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great travel-tech company

      Oct 19, 2021 - Commercial Manager in Buenos Aires
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      Pros

      Market leader in latam. Professional co-workers, top talent. Great culture

      Cons

      Starting to get bureaucratic. Salaries could be higher, and better travel perks

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great environment

      Aug 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Montevideo
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      Pros

      Great environment in general terms. IT is the most important area.The salary in Operations is the average.

      Cons

      They had a bonus policy as an extra salary to the employees, but it changed a lot for worse

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Jul 29, 2021 - Help Desk 
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      Pros

      remote work and not obligation to go to an office

      Cons

      remote work and ear my baby and my wife lol

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to learn

      May 10, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Montevideo
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      Pros

      Work with a huge team of talented people, and a lot of high scale challenges to solve, difficult to find in smaller companies. That allows to learn a lot of technologies and skills in a short period. Recommended as a second job, to start with a better base salary.

      Cons

      A lot of people in IT, that generates that some projects are more important than others, and some leaders just want to keep their status. So your grow path in the company depends on your skills but also your luck to land in good teams and projects.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent work

      Dec 12, 2020 - Software Developer in Montevideo
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      Pros

      Excellent place to work, nice people

      Cons

      Nothing, the place its really good

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Organization refactor in progress

      Oct 24, 2020 - Manager in Buenos Aires
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      Pros

      Growing opportunities seems to be available as business start recovering

      Cons

      Lack of visibility of goals and objectives depending on the área you work for.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A good place to learn

      Oct 5, 2020 - Senior Software Developer in Montevideo
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      Pros

      Good working environment. Challenging problems. Good Agile Software Development Practices

      Cons

      Complex business. It is difficult to get to leadership positions

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      My career core

      Jun 2, 2020 - Software Engineer in Buenos Aires
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      Pros

      - Very diverse and awesome tech stack (java, kotlin, scala, nodejs, linux, Cassandra, MongoDB, Redis, etc)... Microservice oriented architecture... - Very important product company..Is a tech unicorn - Depend on the team, but openness on adapting different technologies - Good people in general

      Cons

      - Lately, the company is declining in many aspects...It doesn't know how to innovate anymore, it just thinks on improving market share in their business...its a management problem really - Burocracy, we are now a big enterprise - A lot of the best people Despegar had in the last years is lefting the company, and nobody is doing nothing...Its depressing - The coronavirus impacted and will continue to impact badly to the tourism industry, we don't know right now what will happen, but it looks bad

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Nice place to learn and leave

      Jun 1, 2020 - Java Developer in Montevideo
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      Pros

      Excelente environment and cool stuff

      Cons

      Hard to progress on Seniority

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to learn.

      Apr 27, 2020 - Software Engineer in Buenos Aires
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      Pros

      In my experience it has been a good place to learn. Not being afraid of using new technologies. The moto is to fall in love with problems instead of falling in love with technologies.

      Cons

      It highly depends on which team you are, weather you will be using new techs and starting new projects/

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