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Despegar.com Reviews

Updated 30 October 2018
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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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Junior dev."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Despegar.com part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and people.

    Cons

    Wrong seniorities marks: Juniors that have ssr/sr responsabilities and sr/ssr that should be juniors.

  8. "Room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You will use leading edge IT technologies
    - Team mates are friendly

    Cons

    Work/life balance is definitely not a core value for Despegar managers. Although home office is increasingly being adopted by similar companies, Despegar is not the right place to look for this benefit.


  9. "One of the best places to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Despegar.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Challenges
    * Disruptive technologies
    * Excellent carrer opportunities
    * Beautiful offices
    * Accurate salaries

    Cons

    * Not so agile
    * Constant goal changes
    * Not compatible incentives with objectives


  10. "Dinamyc culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Despegar.com full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn and develop .

    Cons

    The company is developing its core values and culture.


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