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Ready to build great products

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

ProsSpent 2012 transitioning to agile product development with dedicated product teams and is going to capitalize on the year of learning how to make great products. Social culture is great, very fun environment to work with lots of fun company activities. Many travel perks available. Pressure is relatively low and you can have a good work/life balance. Some good-to-great engineers here.

ConsMoves very slowly for a company of this small size. There are senior management positions that are of questionable value and at times become roadblocks to progress. Members of leadership who have been here longer than a two years are risk averse and choose slow improvement options. Poor performers aren't properly addressed and stick around to lower productivity and morale. Career advancement is very slow, matching the generally laid back pace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good company overall

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Hotwire full-time


    Pros: Great people, strong individualized culture, definitely promotes work/life balance. It's a… Cons: Probably not as innovative as it thinks it is, which results in a lot of turnover in Engineering. Not as much… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to the ranks even more. Pay better. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    People were cool to work with, but the company generally lacked passion

    Senior Producer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

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


    Pros: Small company Great location in the downtown San Francisco Fairly laid back work environment Very… Cons: Poor salary Job role not well-defined, not well-respected No career advancement opportunities beyond Senior Producer Reporting… Advice to Senior Management: Pay people market value and define roles more clearly. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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