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 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

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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 The Cruise Critic message boards are the most active in the world. 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 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. 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. 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. 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, a localized reviews and community site for Chinese travelers. Within the past six months, 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. 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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    Excellent company with fantastic people, but satisfaction depends upon your role.

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    Former Employee - Content Specialist in Newton, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Content Specialist in Newton, MA (US)

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time (more than 3 years)


    The company offers excellent benefits, encourages personal growth, and sees genuinely invested in their employees' development and happiness. Overall, the company is comprised of whip-smart, innovative people who are fully engaged in their job and the company's success.


    Adequate compensation and personal satisfaction varies from department to department. If you are an engineer, it seems you are catered to and are the top priority at the company. If you originate in a different department, however, your experience may be very different. It will also vary depending on whom is guiding your team.

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    Management tries very hard to maintain an open line of communication with employees and encourage innovation, but I think the "boots on the ground" employees, such as those who work on actual reviews, are often overlooked and the true potential of each individual can go unrecognized and untapped. Perhaps, more time with lower level employees would assist in strengthening that communication and open up new possibilities for innovation and growth.

    Positive Outlook
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TripAdvisor Interviews

Updated 11 Nov 2014
Updated 11 Nov 2014

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    Software Engineering Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at TripAdvisor.

    Interview Details

    Met TripAdvisor at the campus job fair at UW Madison and after a couple of questions on complexity analysis of basic data structures, was asked to meet for an on-campus interview the next day. For the interview, I was asked questions based on divide-conquer recurrences and some more complexity analysis- nothing unexpected. I think my solution worked and even the interviewer thought so, but I got a message from the HR saying they had decided to move forward with other candidates.

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    • Not any, just basic recurrences and complexity analysis.   View Answer
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TripAdvisor Awards and Accolades

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The Boston Globe 100, Best-Performing Publicly Traded Companies, 2013
Boston Globe's Top Places to Work (Midsize) (#35), Boston Globe, 2010
The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For, Business Insider, 2010
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008
Top Places to Work (Large Companies), Boston Globe, 2013
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Additional Info

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® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 280 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 170 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in... More

Mission: 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... More

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