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Despegar.com Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2019

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Despegar.com CEO Damian Scokin
Damian Scokin
33 Ratings
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  • "yendo de la empresa, haciendo que la calidad promedio de los empleados baje(in 13 reviews)

  • "A veces se torna bastante coorporativa(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Very bad way to manage people"

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    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Montevideo
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can arrive at office some time after the normal hour

    Cons

    Be prepared to spend hours and hours there. You don't know at what time you're going to leave the office. There's no respect for people's feelings.

    Advice to Management

    Please review how to manage people.

    Despegar.com2019-07-09
  2. "Stable job, Corporate revenues, below average salaries"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well established company, leading its market. Safe job. Good if you are starting your career or if you have parent-like responsibilities. Top tier technical challenges, good place to learn new backend and web frontend technologies combined with site reliability.

    Cons

    Require more technical talent and expertise than what they are willing to pay for. Experts are leaving seeking better pay and life/work balance. Meritocracy is a faux claim in their values. Mid management is plagued with people placed by friendship / obedience / convenience rather than merit.

    Advice to Management

    Cut with the BS and establish real merit based career opportunities. Pay higher salaries according to a what it is required to IT employees.

    Despegar.com2019-06-23
  3. "Great company to work and learn."

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Montevideo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best company for work and improve your skills

    Cons

    This is a perfect company for work and improve your skills. No Cons!

    Despegar.com2019-06-04
  4. "Nice place to work and develop yourself"

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    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Montevideo
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great technology, Interesting problems to solve, the opportunity of being part of a multinational company who needs to run 24x7 with all the challenges that entails.

    Cons

    It is a possibility that you can get a manager who are not the best on choosing the right direction in terms of technology or product targets.

    Despegar.com2019-05-18
  5. "Good overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The possibility of ascending in the hierarchy

    Cons

    Bad bosses everywhere that only think if they can earn more money and use your work as like them had do it.

    Advice to Management

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    Despegar.com2019-04-22
  6. "Developer in Application Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    Good athmosphere, a lot of courses and capacitation to grow in the area.

    Cons

    The salary isn't amazing and the benefits aren't so good.

    Despegar.com2019-04-22
  7. Helpful (2)

    "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 a year

    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
  8. Helpful (1)

    "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 5 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
  9. 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 8 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
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Despegar.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work in big distributed systems

    Cons

    The senior IT managers and the career plans

    Despegar.com2019-01-18
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