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2 May 2019

What is health insurance like at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Good Benefits, insurance, travel pay, food, snack, drink, good place to learn in sales skill and travers industry, good colleagues, competitive offer that all

Cons

Work-life not balances, management and organization not develop yet and a lot of changing inside. Target impossible to achieve. not much opportunity to gown there. limited opportunity.

Advice to Management

Noting

Good Benefits, insurance, travel pay, food, snack, drink, good place to learn in sales skill and travers industry, good colleagues, competitive offer that all

2 May 2019

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18 April 2019

Does Tripadvisor give time off to volunteer?

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.

* 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).

18 April 2019

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22 May 2019

Does Tripadvisor have a pension plan?

Pros

The actual job roles available in Oxford are pretty good but there is a massive disconnect between benefits and office facilities in the UK and the US. Bupa medical and Cigna dental cover

Cons

US employees have masses of discount and perks available which aren’t available to UK staff e.g. flight and hotel discounts, IATA discount card, loads of local discounts etc Employer pension contribution only 5% Holiday entitlement is only 25 days per year with no option to buy additional days like most other tech companies (especially in Europe) Snacks used to be really good and on par with other offices but have now been reduced to chicken feed style dispensers to save money Oxford office is looking very tired compared to London and most staff think it’s because it’s going to close soon

Advice to Management

Bring UK benefits back in line with other countries and update the oxford office to avoid losing staff to other companies with better facilities!

Employer pension contribution only 5%

22 May 2019

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11 October 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Free lunch once a week, good work life balance, great variety of snacks and drinks at the pantry, nice colleagues, best insurance coverage, great location, lots of fun events.... Overall the company has amazing perks

Cons

Not much career progress opportunity, a horrible manager who likes to micromanage yet doesn't really do much job and doesn't even know how to manage the team, very little amount of bonus

Advice to Management

HR should take employee's feedback seriously and take necessary actions otherwise all the good talents will be gone....I am so glad I don't have to deal with the unnecessary stress caused by my previous boss but there are some people who are still suffering from him and the company should help them out.

Not much career progress opportunity, a horrible manager who likes to micromanage yet doesn't really do much job and doesn't even know how to manage the team, very little amount of bonus

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8 June 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Tripadvisor?

Pros

- A great place to learn coding style conventions, scoping of large projects, and many other skills necessary for software engineering careers. - Free lunch. - Great place to network with engineers. Lots of startups in the area are founded by ex-TripAdvisor employees.

Cons

- Little opportunity for advancement, and company badly attempts to hide this by promising more opportunities 'if you work hard.' - Vague guidelines for how to properly utilize engineering rotation. - Extremely poor management of technical debt. - Outdated technological stack and senior management resistant to change. - Tolerance of management/groups that are uncommunicative and insular. - HR department is behind the times. - Very little standardization of technology between groups or even employees. Having employees configure their own dev boxes is a prime example that cost enormous amounts of productivity for minimal learning gains. - Code base is collapsing under its own weight. To their credit, they hired a senior engineer solely to mitigate this issue. When I left the company, morale was quite low. Not only are there very few senior roles available, it is not attractive to take a senior role because the technologies and design philosophy are falling behind industry standards, hobbling ability to jump to other companies or even to change position within the company.

Advice to Management

First and foremost, I left because my technical manager was not managing. I was assigned a project that required around 50 days more work than my manager expected (not a typo). My requests for assistance or better scoping of the project were met with victim-blaming, lambasting me in front of the rest of my group every week for not having completed a Sisyphean task. TripAdvisor does not have structures in place for employees to share their concerns about management. My situation shouldn't even have been possible. In this position, the only way senior management can regain employee trust is to be honest and encourage transparent communication. Publish statistics regarding promotion rates and how much various employees like their teams. More importantly, publish how much employees like working WITH other teams. Have employees meet with HR quarterly to discuss their concerns about their work environment.

- Little opportunity for advancement, and company badly attempts to hide this by promising more opportunities 'if you work hard.'

8 June 2018

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