TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor – Why Work For Us?

Exceptional career opportunities. Genuinely cool coworkers. Millions of people who love our sites. Find it all here at the world's largest travel site.

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.

TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 280 million unique monthly visitors, and 170 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 43 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates TripAdvisor branded sites as well as these travel sites: 

  • AirfareWatchdog
  • BookingBuddy
  • Cruise Critic & CruiseWise
  • EveryTrail
  • Family Vacation Critic
  • FlipKey
  • GateGuru
  • Holiday Lettings
  • Holiday Watchdog
  • Independent Traveler
  • Jetsetter
  • LaFourchette
  • Kuxun
  • Niumba
  • OneTime
  • Oyster
  • SeatGuru
  • SmarterTravel
  • Tingo
  • TravelPod
  • Tripbod
  • Vaction Home Rentals
  • Virtual Tourist

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q2 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com

©2014 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

 SOURCE TripAdvisor

We’re taking the industry we pioneered to groundbreaking levels and reinventing the way travelers plan trips. There’s a lot to do, and we’re pushing ourselves to get it done in new and exciting ways.

At TripAdvisor, you will put your experience to work and watch it pay off. You will make a difference quickly and have a direct impact on our continuing success.

And you’ll do it while working in an energetic, positive atmosphere with really smart, nice people. Innovative, forward thinking is highly valued. We work hard and we play hard. After all, speed wins.

Sound like the place for you? Check out our job listings and get in touch.

Watch your career takeoff:

  • Put your qualifications to work and watch it pay off.
  • Quickly make a difference.
  • Get high visibility at every level.
  • Contribute from the ground up.
  • Make a direct impact on success.
  • Join a diverse and global company with growing opportunities.
  • Work with really smart people.

 

US Benefits Summary 2013

TripAdvisor is proud to offer its US employees the benefit plans summarized below.*

Health, Dental, and Vision

  • Three national health plan options through Aetna. TripAdvisor fully pays for individual employee medical insurance and has competitive contribution rates for family coverage as well.
  • Two dental plan options
  • Vision

Retirement Savings Plan - Employer Matching

  • TripAdvisor matches fifty cents on each dollar you contribute up to 6% of your eligible pre-tax earnings

Educational Assistance

  • Up to $5,000/year for approved programs

Fitness Reimbursement

  • Up to $600/year toward health club memberships and exercise programs

Paid Time Off

  • 15 vacation days annually and 10 paid holidays per calendar year

Work Environment

  • Free catered lunch, snacks, and beverages
  • Game room and gym on site in Newton location
  • Company sponsored parties, outings, and events
  • No formal dress code

Work/Life Programs

  • Free online learning and development classes including language classes
  • Travel reimbursement and discount programs
  • Concierge and complimentary personal assistant service
  • Summer Friday program
  • Back-up child and adult care services
  • ZipCar discount

And More...

  • Our US employees enjoy life insurance and health programs, shopping and insurance discounts, family care programs, charitable gift matching, and so much more.

 

BookingBuddy is a service of Smarter Travel Media LLC. It is a free service designed to help travelers search all their favorite travel websites with fewer clicks and in less time. BookingBuddy is here to help you.

 

Five million visitors strong, Cruise Critic is a critically acclaimed interactive community comprised of avid and first-time cruisers who enjoy the fun of planning, researching and sharing their passion for cruising. No other single resource covers the world of cruising as thoroughly as CruiseCritic.com. The Cruise Critic message boards are the most active in the world.

 

IndependentTraveler.com is an interactive traveler's exchange and comprehensive online travel guide for a community of travelers who enjoy the fun of planning their own trips and the adventure of independent travel.

 

In October 2001, frequent flyer Matthew Daimler launched SeatGuru.com with a single color-coded interactive airplane seating chart. Having experienced firsthand the vast differences between airline seats, he was determined to collect this useful information and share it with other travelers. Over ten million visitors later, SeatGuru has enjoyed incredible success and has expanded to include more than 700 airplane seatmaps from nearly 100 different airlines.

 

SmarterTravel.com is the largest online travel resource for unbiased travel news, deals, and timely expert advice. Our experienced editors spend hundreds of hours each week researching the latest and best travel deals, compiling travel guides for destinations worldwide, and offering money-saving tips for travelers.

 

Travel Library is an internet travel information site focused on building a sustainable community of contributing users to ensure the information we provide is accurate, interesting and up to date. Travel Library provides such an environment where our visitors can share local knowledge and experiences on destinations and travel services around the world.

 

TravelPod.com was released in 1997 when it was introduced as the web's first site to enable its members to create online travel blogs which revolutionized the way people travel and share their adventures with the world. TravelPod.com remains, as always, a "for the travel community" service.

 

FlipKey is a leading vacation rental service featuring the world's largest collection of verified vacation rental guest reviews. FlipKey currently features more than 90,000 vacation home rentals offering vacationers the unique advantages of more personal space, superior amenities and ideal locations throughout the US, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

 

OneTime is a travel shopping comparison tool that, quite simply, saves you time. Great travel deals are out there, but with so many online travel sites, finding those travel deals can be cumbersome and time-consuming. That's where OneTime comes in.

 

Holiday Watchdog is one of the top travel information websites in the United Kingdom. Proving travel and holiday reviews written by real holidaymakers of accommodations and tour operators around the world. With hundreds of reviews being added daily, Holiday Watchdog remains one of the best sources of fresh travel content in the United Kingdom.

 

VirtualTourist is a worldwide travel community where real travelers and locals share real travel advice and experiences. As one of the largest sources of unbiased, user-generated travel content in the world, VirtualTourist is the premier resource for travelers seeking an insider's perspective.

 

Airfarewatchdog is part of the Smarter Travel Media Network. The site was created by George Hobica, a travel journalist specializing in consumer issues.

 

TripAdvisor entered the Chinese market in April 2009 with the launch of DaoDao.com, a localized reviews and community site for Chinese travelers. Within the past six months, DaoDao.com has become one of China's top ten web sites focused on travel.

 

Currently the second largest online travel-related web site in China, Kuxun helps consumers find the best prices on flights, hotels, and train travel throughout China.

 

FrequentFlier.com helps frequent flyers earn more miles and travel awards through frequent flyer program participation.

 

Family Vacation Critic is your new best friend when it comes to trip-planning. It features reviews of family-friendly hotels and resorts, lively discussion forums, tips, travel deals and special offers. Get ideas of where to go, and read reports on accommodations, activities and destinations.

 

 

 

TripAdvisor Reviews

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TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer
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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    So much potential but unhealthy work environment

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

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun subject matter, consumer recognized brand

    Cons

    Poor talent management, micro-management from the top leads to lack of empowerment, limited career growth opportunities, lack of integrity and honesty throughout management, very poor recruitment.

    Generally - the company is laughably out of touch with current employees and culture - just one read of all the HR responses on Glassdoor touting access to the CEO and that Trip still operates nimbly and like a start up highlights this complete lack of understanding ...It's NOT a start up anymore - it's a 1500+ person company, and the CEOs door is NOT open - and nor should it be. That's the whole POINT of management in large companies, something that Trip now is.

    Trip was once a great company but unfortunately, it has not scaled well. First step in solving this is to stop pretending that all 1500+ employees have access to the CEO to give feedback and stop implying that it's the employees fault the company is poorly run. Listen to the reviews and use the feedback to make some speedy changes to your people management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create significantly more oversight of senior management to ensure integrity and honesty in upper ranks. Recognition for projects well done not properly distributed and not accurately attributed to key contributors creates mistrust and low morale. Invest in management programs to build leaders within the company and train current managers to professional status. Invest in support teams for your leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

TripAdvisor Interviews

Updated 26 Oct 2014
Updated 26 Oct 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

52%
24%
22%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

36%
27%
18%

Interview Difficulty

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at TripAdvisor.

    Interview Details

    The process was a long one, probably three months in total. I started with a phone interview with the recruiter, followed by several phone interviews with peers and subordinates to the role. When I was asked to come for an in-person interview, it was shorter than I imagined. I think I only interviewed with four people, and was done before lunch. TripAdvisor was very professional, paid for my flight and other travel expenses, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

TripAdvisor Awards and Accolades

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Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2011
Boston Globe's Top Places to Work (Midsize) (#35), Boston Globe, 2010
The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For, Business Insider, 2010
Innovator of the Year, US Travel Association, 2009
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.tripadvisor.com
Headquarters Newton, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (TRIP)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue ₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year

TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 280 million unique monthly visitors, & 170 million reviews & opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 43 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com.

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