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A safe company, not young or innovative

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

ProsGreat building and location, good compensation, work/life balance, travel discounts. Recently transitioned from Waterfall to Agile software development which is much more transferable to other tech companies.

ConsEmployees are low energy and generally seem stuck in a rut. Hotwire sells a fun, smart culture, but many who progress through the ranks to management and senior management or are awarded recognition as representing Hotwire's core values do the bare minimum amount of work and rarely attend company events. Hotwire is a steady stream of income for its parent company (Expedia) and goals, products, and initiatives play it safe to keep the revenue coming in.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the amount of middle management, encourage education and skills development.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    I love my job

    Product Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

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


    Pros: Hotwire is differentiated in the market, which makes the product rewarding for customers. Sr. Management is focused and respectful of… Cons: If you want to be told exactly what to do… Advice to Senior Management: Keep moving fast and experiment with disruptions to old models. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Hotwire is not a place for you if you have a pulse. Cooperate passive aggressive culture. They just want yes men.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Hotwire


    Pros: great travel perks. Great SF financial district location Cons: Cooperate passive aggressive culture. Agile but still very command… Advice to Senior Management: Fire your middle managers and make them apply for their jobs… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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