Tripadvisor Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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3.5
59%
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Tripadvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
454 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free Lunch, Nice Campus, Good Compensation(in 106 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, free lunch and the people(in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is a disaster and has been for years(in 25 reviews)

  • "During the last large cutting of staff Senior Management said everyone would take a 20% pay cut to help balance the books(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tripadvisor full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good culture, and they feed you too!

    Cons

    Dealing with development environnement issues can eat up your day

    Tripadvisor Response

    January 24, 2020Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate employee comments that highlight our strengths as well as areas we can improve upon.

  2. "Changing Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I joined TripAdvisor about 5 years ago and for the most part it has been a great experience. The company has great core values and there's room to move and grow. They are a global company and if you don't live in city with a TripAdvisor office working remote isn't a problem.

    Cons

    The company has gone through some massive organizational changes over the past year. The company is focused more than ever on being profitable. As a result a lot of its focus on the employees has gone sideways.


  3. "Great employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  4. Helpful (7)

    "One of the best places to work in Ottawa"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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    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” philosophy. Both have contributed greatly to our success over the years. Working across multiple locations and time zones presents communication challenges to any organization and we are no different. Although we’ve made strides in this area, there’s room for improvement and we’re always open to suggestions. Thanks again for your feedback and continued dedication to TripAdvisor. - Nick Shanny, SVP Engineering & Operations

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, challenging, good learning curve"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Dream Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  7. "Speed wins: working for a large yet nimble company is truly satisfying"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).

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  8. "A special company, product to be proud of, full of smart people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Family Like office"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Tripadvisor full-time

    Pros

    Feels like family and warm

    Cons

    Not really any. Wish I’d work there again

  10. "Data analyst"

    4.0
    Former Employee - TripAdvisor in Needham, MA

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are great

    Cons

    Data management is highly dysfunctional

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