Tripadvisor FAQ

All answers shown come directly from Tripadvisor Reviews and are not edited or altered.

See questions about:

(select only 1)
Benefits
Career Development
Compensation
Coworkers
Culture
Diversity
Management
Senior Leadership
Work Life Balance
Workplace

5 English questions out of 5

18 April 2019

What is the salary like at Tripadvisor?

Pros

* Everyone I have encountered have been incredibly smart, great teachers, and have more kindness and patience in them than most other people. I can't say enough good things not only about the people in my team, but every single person I encounter on a day-to-day basis * Best of both worlds: Better benefits than any small company I've ever worked for (lots of vacation time, flexible hours, mentorship opportunities, good health/dental/vision) as well as the great pay of a larger company. * Willing to spend money to get employees what they need to do their job (as long as you don't abuse it) which can't be said for every company. * The gym on-site is more than just some machines: they have people come in and teach group classes, have an incredibly smart trainer (shoutout to Andrew!) who will take the time to make a personalized workout plan for you free of charge, have deals with companies to help with meal planning and diets, they are currently running a series of classes on meditation and helping manage stress. * More than any company, they do seem to truly care about their employees as people. *** Very big culture of inclusiveness. Something that can be hard to find in the software world and that I am a huge fan of. * This isn't really a huge pro, just something I like a lot: There is a volunteer day where everyone in the company goes and volunteers for the day to help give back to your community, as well as you can volunteer on your own time and TA will donate money to charity based on how many hours you volunteered (like getting paid to volunteer, but your paycheck goes to the charity).

Cons

Nothing that is unique to TA. Every negative I have is one that comes with the role, and even then TA makes it less awful than other places I've been.

Advice to Management

Nothing for now.

* Best of both worlds: Better benefits than any small company I've ever worked for (lots of vacation time, flexible hours, mentorship opportunities, good health/dental/vision) as well as the great pay of a larger company.

18 April 2019

See 36 more answers

22 November 2018

What are other benefits and incentives like at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Amazing people to learn from and get inspiration. Loads of perks (Free lunch, snacks, Health and well-being benefit, Insurance options, Shares) Generous salary, compensation plan and kickers (bonuses for over achieving!) - With the move to quarterly commission pay outs you have the added flexibility of time to hit your targets! Hard work is definitely rewarded! Plenty of training and personal development - With so much exciting change comes plenty of open discussion and training. TripAdvisor is all about transparency so the 'why' question is always explained whenever change happens. Very approachable senior management - Both immediate and head of sales are always open to meet and discuss any issues or concerns you have. Managements success it measured on the success of their team, so they are always willing and able to help your get the results. I found everyone really personable and friendly. Fast passed environment - TripAdvisor are on a warpath to further dominate the travel and tourism space through continued innovative development of various product solutions. As such, things are continually evolving in the company in order to maintain their competitive edge and market dominance. Be willing to adapt quickly! Great city centre location with easy access to public transport (Luas, Dublin bikes, Bus etc)

Cons

Nothing comes to mind to be honest

Advice to Management

Management doesn't need my advise. They ask for open and honest feedback from the team regularly. If changes are not working to the benefit of everyone, they want to know about it.

Generous salary, compensation plan and kickers (bonuses for over achieving!) - With the move to quarterly commission pay outs you have the added flexibility of time to hit your targets!

22 November 2018

See 8 more answers

3 August 2018

Does Tripadvisor offer stock options?

Pros

Free lunch isn't always free

Cons

Steve Kaufer is a bully, who will pick on individuals until they reach their breaking point and walk out the door. Because he micromanages the entire business, TripAdvisor can never do two things at once. This leaves efforts that can be great successes (like Instant Book) as failures. In the last six months, we've lost all female executive leadership outside of HR (head of marketing, head of sales) as well as the male head of product. Steve has told us that he's going to hire two replacement presidents for this bloodbath at the leadership ranks. However, its been eight months and no hire has been made. The lack of ability to hire either these presidents over six months speaks to the fact that Steve spends his time filing bugs, calling out individual sales reps, engineers and marketers, and not executing on critical CEO tasks like strategy, hiring, culture, organization. Or potentially - just that the word on the executive street is that you should never work for Steve Kaufer. TripAdvisor may promise you a nice stock based signing bonus - but you'll never realize it while Steve is the CEO.

Advice to Management

Quit before the resume stain of TripAdvisor marks you as a yes man (all the women were let go) for the rest of your career.

TripAdvisor may promise you a nice stock based signing bonus - but you'll never realize it while Steve is the CEO.

3 August 2018

See answer

26 May 2019

What are sales commissions like at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Uncapped commission Great salary Unbeatable benefits Free breakfast Company culture

Cons

Nothing specific To say about cons

Uncapped commission

26 May 2019

See 1 more answer

12 February 2019

What are pay raises like at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Awesome benefits and coworkers, without the people I work with, I would have lost it already.

Cons

Department constantly restructuring, people are expected to take on senior/mgmt roles simply to cover all the bases without receiving any recognition or pay increase. Every action is micromanaged to the point where you feel inhuman. Treated as second-class citizens within the TA structure, explicitly told that some benefits are "not for us."

Advice to Management

It's insulting that saving 200 bucks on a bonus or 50 cents an hour raise is prioritized over giving deserved recognition. There's a need to have a morale probe every once and a while, and retention through recognition should be a focus. It seems as though a lot of energy goes into keeping costs for the department extremely low, but it costs more to invest in hiring and training than it does to pay the buck an hour raise to keep the good people you have happy.

Department constantly restructuring, people are expected to take on senior/mgmt roles simply to cover all the bases without receiving any recognition or pay increase.

12 February 2019

See answer

5 English questions out of 5