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TripAdvisor Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2019

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3.8
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TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
431 Ratings
Pros
  • "Perks, Vacation Time, Free lunch(in 98 reviews)

  • "Smart people, great benefits, including lunch every day(in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top tier salary Excellent benefits Great team dynamic; individuals matter Interesting work Constantly growing in Ottawa Free snacks and 3 lunches a week

    Cons

    Lunch offers limited. That's all I could think of.

    TripAdvisor2019-05-13
  2. Helpful (7)

    "One of the best places to work in Ottawa"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TripAdvisor has great profit sharing, great compensations in respect to the Ottawa market, and cool benefits like catered lunches and reembursal programs for transit. The office environment is medium sized, about 30 engineers and sports an open format, so you really get to know everyone. People are friendly and willing to help and generally, there isn't much people stepping on top of others, at least in engineering.

    Cons

    High expectations, sometimes stressful because release is weekly. Since this office is a virtual office, communicating with HQ and always being in the loop is a challenge. Things move very quickly at TripAdvisor.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize the work so that communication does not pose as barrier. Would be nice to match some of the benefits that HQ gets, ie. gym, full weekly catering, and parking passes.

    TripAdvisor2017-05-13

    TripAdvisor Response

    May 23, 2017

    Thanks for your review. I appreciate that you touched on many of the things that make TripAdvisor a great place to work- unique benefits, an open office environment, and friendly and helpful coworkers. I agree that we set high expectations for our teams and stick to our “speed wins” ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, challenging, good learning curve"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor for more than a year

    Pros

    If you're worth it, this place will reward you good. Very agile and strategic thinking.

    Cons

    Not many options for free lunches in Ottawa office. Parking in downtown is an extra expense if you're living outside the city.

    Advice to Management

    Need more meeting rooms and gourmet lunches in all satellite offices!

    TripAdvisor2015-11-14
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Dream Job"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time

    Pros

    Excellent team dynamics, exemplary management, free lunches, great location, flexible schedule, good family vs work balance, very high overall employee skill level, great mentorship, and last but not least, the company raison-d'etre is awesome.

    Cons

    Harsh technical interviews, not in line with daily tasks & environment. Salary is good, but not great given the expected skill level & throughput

    Advice to Management

    Management is great.

    TripAdvisor2014-02-11
  5. "Speed wins: working for a large yet nimble company is truly satisfying"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart coworkers; strong positive culture; high compensation; rev-share and bonuses are top tier; lots and lots of perks and benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lot of effort expected (that you are very well compensated for); while above-and-beyond isn't required, certainly you'll get the most out of TripAdvisor if you're able to step up the commitment (and again, you'll be rewarded for it).

    Advice to Management

    Sharing more long-term strategic thinking beyond the next 6-12 months would be helpful in understanding the direction of the ship.

    TripAdvisor2013-08-08
  6. "A special company, product to be proud of, full of smart people"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Things get done fast. Despite being a public company, it's not short term, quarterly focused. They care for employees and a genuine care for the end user. Philanthropy is a big priority.

    Cons

    HR programs are not as innovative as peer companies. Big company symptoms are creeping in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employees and encourage their ideas outside of the hierarchy

    TripAdvisor2012-12-19
  7. "Great Culture Overall"

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    Current Employee - PM Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, awesome environment, great atmosphere.

    Cons

    The company has been steadily taking away a few extra perks, but their benefits more than make up for that.

    TripAdvisor2019-08-24
  8. "Great Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic team and mentorship, great office location in Palo Alto

    Cons

    The office catering could have been better, but it was not HQ

    TripAdvisor2019-08-05
  9. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    culture is good in all and you need to be at a good team

    Cons

    tech is just average and pay is also average

    TripAdvisor2019-08-08
  10. "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time

    Pros

    The peers are and managers are good

    Cons

    There are no downsides of working here

    TripAdvisor2019-07-11

    TripAdvisor Response

    July 16, 2019Recruiting Operations Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience working at TripAdvisor. It really is our employees that make TripAdvisor a great place to work, so hearing directly from employees about how their colleagues have supported and enriched their experience is always great ...

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