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Tripadvisor Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2020

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3.7
67%
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Tripadvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
414 Ratings
Pros
  • "Perks, Vacation Time, Free lunch(in 99 reviews)

  • "Smart engineers, challenging problems and great benefits(in 61 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    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

    Tripadvisor2020-01-23

    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.

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  2. "Changing Environment"

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    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.

    Tripadvisor2020-01-03
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (7)

    "One of the best places to work in Ottawa"

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    • 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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    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” 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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, challenging, good learning curve"

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    • 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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    Tripadvisor2015-11-14
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Dream Job"

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    • 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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    Tripadvisor2014-02-11
  7. "Speed wins: working for a large yet nimble company is truly satisfying"

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    • 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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    Tripadvisor2013-08-08
  8. "A special company, product to be proud of, full of smart people"

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    • 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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    Tripadvisor2012-12-19
  9. "Culture, Community, and Transparency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love talking to people about my job. When people ask me, “do you like working there” I can’t help but smile. While it’s a job and it is work, it’s a privilege to work here and I get to realize that again and again each time I talk to someone about Trip. Even just explaining what he culture and benefits are like here people are always blown away. Sometimes it feels like an embarrassment of riches as I explain it to people, they get more and more shocked as I rattle off the perks. Whether it’s the free lunch or the feeling of community across teams and levels, I find myself being just as impressed by my words as those I am speaking to. If I had to pick, the biggest pros about working here are our philanthropic efforts and the normalcy of volunteering amongst the employees here and the transparency from management. Our global volunteer days we have each year during the summer highlight something that is present all year round at Tripadvisor: volunteering and giving back is not only encouraged here, it’s expected. I am humbled to be a part of a company who highly values giving back to the world that it aims to help us explore. The transparency is self-explanatory. We are seldom left in the dark and are quickly informed of any moving parts or changes in the company. It makes everyone feel important and essential to the team, an irreplaceable part of our culture.

    Cons

    Things move very quickly here and if that isn't your jive it can be a bit hard to keep up.

    Tripadvisor2020-02-24
  10. "Phenomenal People, Company is Soul Searching for Now"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at TripAdvisor are easy going, friendly, caring, and extremely intelligent. They are perhaps some of the most competent people I have ever worked with. Add the great team to phenomenal perks like free lunch, dogs in the office, a fitness center with nice locker rooms, a pub and game room, and you've got a great great place to work.

    Cons

    The company is trying to figure out how to grow its revenue and what it wants to be a five years from now. The vision is a bit hazy so you might find yourself working on a big new initiative, only to find the company is changing directions to another big new initiative. It can be frustrating, but I am hopeful that they will find their way in the next couple of years.

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    Tripadvisor2020-02-12

    Tripadvisor Response

    February 14, 2020Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. The people at Tripadvisor are what makes it a great place to work, so hearing directly from employees about how their colleagues positively impact their experience working for us is always great news. We also appreciate that you’ve highlighted some of our office perks. As Tripadvisor continues to evolve, we’re excited to embrace the strategy we have in place.

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