TripAdvisor

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10 people found this helpful  

Disappointing

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA (US)

I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time

Pros

Started when part of Expedia. I loved the benefits and perks. We lost some perks when spinning off from Expedia. When I started, the company was smaller, teams were about 1/3 of the size they are now and I felt as though the treated their employees like gold....with mediocre pay but awesome bonus structure. Snacks, lunches, outings etc are great...but not enough to create career satisfaction.

Cons

Very poor management and very top heavy. "Lead by example" is not something practiced here. Nothing is confidential with your manager or HR. Teams are heavily micro-managed. Individuals who are successful in their positions are encouraged to stay in their position. Management is incredibly short sighted thinking you're best for the company at status quo instead of grooming you for greater things. They have lost many talented people due to this practice. Poor performers are consistently promoted due to "friendships" they have with senior management. That being said, promotion from within is incredibly limited especially when considering upward mobility within your own team. Morale is incredibly low. Annual raises are below industry standards and below cost of living adjustments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean house. The idea that you can find better outside the company for positions instead of within your own 4 walls is shortsighted. No one responds to the confidential surveys honestly. My team is "coached" on how to respond...on every survey you send out. Have employees review their managers and their manager's managers in the way they review themselves. Confidentially; and not TA confidentially but truly confidentially.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Awful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Small travel benefits
    - Fun industry
    - Good if you're right out of college and looking to make new post college friends

    Cons

    - Awful management
    - No career growth opportunities
    - Senior management doesn't listen and only hears what they want to hear
    - Poor communication with employees
    - Location is far out of the city and they plan to move even further in 2013

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, lots of perks, exciting projects - lots of energy!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA (US)

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Amazing benefits
    - Great company perks - daily/in the office as well as events held for employees
    - Things move very quickly.
    - New products coming out all the time and opportunities to work on new things
    - Lots of opportunities to make suggestions through contests, surveys, etc., regardless of job level

    Cons

    - Much of the communication between departments is done via email instant messaging - most of the time that is fine, but sometimes you need in person meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Much of the communication between departments is done via email instant messaging - most of the time that is fine, but sometimes you need in person meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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