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TripAdvisor Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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3.6
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TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
385 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits package and plenty of useful amenities - free lunch twice a week(in 95 reviews)

  • "Work life balance was also fantastic(in 53 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. Helpful (1)

    "Positive growth experience in Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Growth & learning : had the luck to be supported by many experienced colleagues and also some managers - Professional development: Managed to jump to another position inside the company thanks mainly to what I learned during this experience - Salary: very good conditions, salary and benefits, especially for a company based in a small city like Oxford -Environment: great environment , you become part of a family...

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    Cons

    - Sometimes the business direction wasn't always clear

    TripAdvisor2019-06-06
  8. "good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      great culture, people and benefits

      Cons

      A lottery with managers - some are great, some are really not

      TripAdvisor2019-06-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Sales Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great team buzz, good transparency of company development. Good company benefits.

      Cons

      No fast track opportunity for personal progression. Promotional opportunities are standardised rather than specific to the individual.

      Advice to Management

      Be flexible with promotional opportunities to those that deserve them. Encourage input on idea collaboration on a wider scale to enhance the TripAdvisor portfolio.

      TripAdvisor2019-06-03
    • "Sales associate"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time

        Pros

        very good company to work

        Cons

        no particular problem to mention

        TripAdvisor2019-06-04
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