Despegar.com Reviews

Updated 10 May 2021

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4.0
88%
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Despegar.com CEO Damian Scokin
Damian Scokin
111 Ratings
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)

Cons
  • "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. "Great company to learn"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montevideo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

  2. "Excellent work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montevideo

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, nice people

    Cons

    Nothing, the place its really good


  3. COVID-19

    "My career core"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than 3 years

    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

  4. "A good place to learn"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Montevideo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Complex business. It is difficult to get to leadership positions

  5. "Organization refactor in progress"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Buenos Aires
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time

    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.

  6. "Nice place to learn and leave"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Montevideo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excelente environment and cool stuff

    Cons

    Hard to progress on Seniority

  7. "Good place to learn."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Buenos Aires

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time

    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/

  8. "Great company to work with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, many benefits, interesting projects.

    Cons

    The human reosurce policy sometimes sucks

  9. "Data Scientist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    Good bonus, some discounts for buying flight tickets.

    Cons

    Not customer centric at all.

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  10. "not great for career advancement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montevideo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    young and talented team. lots of opportunities to learn and be included on interesting projects.

    Cons

    most people are seen as a cost. no real opportunities for career advancement.

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