Vrbo "work life balance" Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Vrbo Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 1 Jan 2020

To filter reviews, or .

3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
Vrbo President John Kim
John Kim
210 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Austin are the ones that actually deliver value(in 22 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance can sometimes be a challenge(in 14 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Reviews about "work life balance"

Return to all Reviews
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Empowering workplace where you can grow, enjoy awesome benefits and great work/life flexibility"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Big investment in your development e.g. last week I attended Product Academy learning about design thinking in San Francisco, I'm a part of a coaching program, lots of investment in functional training - Awesome benefits including travel discounts, competitive salary, bonus, RSU's, health insurance for me and my family, dental insurance, health and wellness reimbursement and up to 20 weeks parental leave - Open, transparent and empowering management - If you love to travel and want to travel with work - being a travel company you will have the opportunity to connect and be a part of global teams - I work from home once a week - great work/life balance - Lots of opportunities to be involved in projects

    Show More

    Cons

    - Old building e.g. bad plumbing, poor air-con BUT we are moving to new offices in less than 6 months

    Advice to Management

    I love coming to work everyday and appreciate the flexibility you give me to test and learn, grow and feel empowered at work.

    Vrbo2019-10-24
  2. Helpful (31)

    "The right balance between tech giant and high-growth startup"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BI/Strategy Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You feel like you’re playing a role in building something The Apples and Googles of this world are great, everyone knows they’re great, they’re probably still going to be great in 10 years. For me working at companies at the top of the tree feels a little more like being a cog in the machine than someone who can grow the company and make it better and I find that very disengaging. Related to this is company size, HomeAway is big but not so big that it’s tough to feel like you’re contributing or be recognised for doing so. An established and profitable company HomeAway is developed and successful enough to compete on comp with larger tech players which most startups can’t. HomeAway is a well capitalised and profitable so you avoid the uncertainty that accompanies many startups reliant on external funding. Work/Life balance is great I find people are committed and focused on their jobs but equally to their lives outside of work. This means working time tends to be more flexible, working from home (at least part of the week) seems to be an option in most roles. I work hard but I love the control I have over when this is, I feel I can leave as early or late as I feel is appropriate given my workload without anyone thinking better/worse about me for doing so

    Show More

    Cons

    As per the title HomeAway strikes a great balance between a tech giant and startup but that doesn’t make it perfect Brand A company with a great brand is instantly recognisable and can (rightly or wrongly) give you instant credibility as an employee. You won’t get this with HomeAway. Most people (even in the tech industry) don’t know of the company and certainly don’t recognise its scale. Speed HomeAway can feel slow relative to a smaller company at times with can frustrate some people. I tend to see this as an inevitability as a company gets to a certain size but am sometimes disappointed by what feels like a constrained ability to iterate and improve our product offering Responsibility Although HomeAway is not so big that it’s difficult to be recognised you’re still not going to get the roles and responsibilities you would in a smaller company as quickly

    Show More
    Vrbo2014-10-26
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great work life balance / poor progression"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vrbo

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Little perks. Nice office Great people

    Cons

    Low salaries. Little progression. Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.

    Vrbo2016-10-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "good balance but slow moving company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vrbo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    HA has a great work life balance, very friendly people, good benefits, focus on culture, cool perks and it is in an interesting sector with lots of opportunity for the company and for its employees

    Cons

    May be too slow moving for some, bonuses are only team based, bureaucratic, decisions by consensus and committee all the time

    Advice to Management

    Individual performance based bonuses are a must, more accountability by the matrix, clearer decision rights and clearer direction for the org

    Vrbo2015-11-03
  5. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good talent management and work/life balance

    Cons

    very fact paced but good teamwork and support throughout the way

    Vrbo2014-10-27
  6. "Airbnb's better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vrbo

    Pros

    Good perks, pay is decent, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lacks product focus and empathy for the user. Website and app are clunky and difficult to use. Behind Airbnb in terms of growth.

    Vrbo2020-01-02
  7. "Good work life balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work life balance, perks, good career opportunities and may or may not get travel opportunities

    Cons

    More corporate culture and would be very different if coming from a start up

    Advice to Management

    No advice as such . Unsure about improvements.

    Vrbo2019-12-08
  8. "HomeAway"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, good work life balance

    Cons

    Far from the mothership

    Vrbo2019-05-28
  9. "Great Company to work for!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits good work life balance

    Cons

    nothing i can add here!

    Vrbo2019-05-01
  10. "Great Company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Work life balance and exposure to cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.

    Vrbo2019-03-06
Found 65 reviews
</>Embed