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33 English questions out of 33

27 December 2019

What is health insurance like at Tripadvisor?

Pros

TripAdvisor is a strong Boston (Needham) headquartered company. It's pretty philanthropic which is great. The benefits (health insurance, catered lunches, occasional swag) are strong when compared to other Boston based companies. If you live in Boston, working out of the office next to TD Garden is great. There are 2 floors that contain a few business units (primarily Viator and Bokun) and 2 kitchens. Both kitchens have coffee/beer on tap, and can be a nice place to hang out with coworkers. Work- Life-Balance is also decent. This is a cool company to work at if you're straight out of college, particularly if you work at HQ, since there are more employees/business units to network with.

Cons

Boston office location is rough when you need to commute to HQ in Needham, which they even have you do on your first day. The shuttle to HQ takes an hour and the shuttle back to the Boston office takes 90 minutes, which is due to the multiple stops it makes along the way, directly through the city. This is brutal Bokun specific, no matter your role, you will be tasked with a new goal every month. There is zero room for career growth, and skill development is minimal. Compensation is significantly below that of most tech companies in Boston. Furthermore, the product isn't intuitive and is difficult to learn. Half of your day-to-day is spent assisting with support tickets. Individual contributors have a lot of previous experience, but that is ignored by leadership. You're expected to keep your head down and obey orders. If you can do this and like doing this, you're set.

Advice to Management

Get more leadership with software experience, and use it. Make your employees feel valued, particularly with how roles (and titles) change consistently. Align compensation and experience with what the business unit is attempting to do. Be more transparent with your employees.

The benefits (health insurance, catered lunches, occasional swag) are strong when compared to other Boston based companies.

27 December 2019

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18 May 2020

Does Tripadvisor pay for a gym membership?

Pros

It's my first job out of school. Some of the best engineering talent I have seen! gym, nice lunch

Cons

the upper management seems a bit disorganized and does not seem too passionate about technologies and the engineering side of things as an internet company.

gym, nice lunch

18 May 2020

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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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1 May 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Very smart people, and talented software engineers. You will learn a lot and never be bored. Plenty of opportunities to make an outsized, individual impact. Top performers are rewarded and incentivized to stay.

Cons

Promotions and career advancement generally come slower than you’d hope for.

Promotions and career advancement generally come slower than you’d hope for.

1 May 2018

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26 October 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Lots of opportunity to grow, good work culture

Cons

Lacks a structured approach sometimes

Lots of opportunity to grow, good work culture

26 October 2019

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