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Despegar.com Reviews

Updated 18 January 2019
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Despegar.com CEO Damian Scokin
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Pros
  • "Very good working environment, stability, flexibility" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good teams, good benefits, great place" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "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)

  • "Lack of communication and career opportunities for senior developers, some offices are really" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work in big distributed systems

    Cons

    The senior IT managers and the career plans


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  3. "Network Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People yo works with

    Cons

    Company strategy not very clear


  4. "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quiet place to work. Average pay.

    Cons

    Lack of interesting projects. Mostly maintenance of old projects.


  5. "Junior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com part-time (More than a year)

    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.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  7. "Totally recommended for software developers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  8. "Java Ser Developer"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Good! as you can work anytime

    Cons

    Nothing specifically, you can work without problems


  9. "Excelent"

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    Former Employee - Ssr Javascript Developer in La Plata (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Ssr Javascript Developer in La Plata (Argentina)

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good environment and salary

    Cons

    You need to be available in case something happens all the time


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good to start, but too much uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Android Developer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Android Developer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Reasonable benefits (though could be better)
    - Home office, low supervision, generally speaking chill
    - Great place to learn, lots of experienced and welcoming people
    - Annual bonuses based on company targets

    Cons

    - Salary got worse compared older targets
    - Bad retention strategies for higher seniority employees
    - Lack of clear career path
    - Culture is not uniform, despite attempts to fix this
    - Terrible communication between teams, lots of NIH syndrome inside the same company
    - Different managers have different opinions on how to handle similar issues
    - Managers decide in technical matters based on own misguided ideas
    - Mobile strategy is wonky at best, teams are coming apart despite being a core company objective

    Advice to Management

    Senior talent is way too valuable! Don't squander the one you have, especially in contended markets such as mobile development. And don't make technical decisions on a business whim