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6 April 2020

Does Tripadvisor have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

So many great benefits. They take you out on a lot of events. Free food and cold brew on tap. Internship itself was a great learning experience. My manager was a great mentor to me and gave me a lot of work but not overwhelming. I felt like I could actually add value to the company and provide meaningful work. There was a shuttle to/from Boston and Cambridge so I didn't have to live in Needham.

Cons

Business interns typically don't get full-time return offers.

My manager was a great mentor to me and gave me a lot of work but not overwhelming.

6 April 2020

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30 April 2020

Why do Tripadvisor employees quit?

Pros

You're surrounded by tons of really intelligent, hard-working coworkers. The culture is very focused on helping each other and working together, no toxic competition. Great perks at the office (free lunch, snacks, beer, games). Good compensation and raises. Flat organizational structure (although sometimes this means that promotions are less frequent).

Cons

Takes awhile to adopt new technology, seems like we were often a couple steps behind other companies in the industry. The 2020 COVID crisis hit Tripadvisor really hard, I was laid off because of it and a lot of fringe benefits (like the free lunch) were cut (perhaps only temporarily though) for the remaining employees. I do not blame Tripadvisor at all for that, and they handled it very well with good severance and outplacement help. However, it is something to keep in mind, as a business they are very exposed to world events that harm travel.

I do not blame Tripadvisor at all for that, and they handled it very well with good severance and outplacement help.

30 April 2020

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6 March 2019

How are promotions handled at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Good benefits, smart people, free food, and an amazing HQ office. Great place to 'reach' above your job description and do more advanced work than you would otherwise be doing at a different company.

Cons

This is often because teams run lean, while management have very lofty goals. Lots of friction when working with other departments. Promotions and team changes are glacially slow.

Advice to Management

Not everything can be automated away. Invest in teams that help the company function.

Promotions and team changes are glacially slow.

6 March 2019

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6 May 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Good WLB, decent pay for the Boston area, good benefits

Cons

Hostile environment, ancient technology, tons of tech debt, bad practices all over the place, lack of vision, struggling finances, lots of perks and benefits were removed after the most recent layoffs

Advice to Management

It doesn't matter what I or anyone else could said, they are going to keep managing the company and following what used to work in 1990

Hostile environment, ancient technology, tons of tech debt, bad practices all over the place, lack of vision, struggling finances, lots of perks and benefits were removed after the most recent layoffs

6 May 2020

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30 January 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Tripadvisor?

Pros

- Travel is the industry. - Smart colleagues. - Lunch is provided since HQ is in Needham.

Cons

Want the truth? - Self centered leadership drives decision making at the executive level. Very political and company is masking it with a reorganization. - Unprecedented level of micro management and indecision from the executive team that stifles progress across the company. Speed can't win. - Once a decision is made, it's a fire drill every time. Make sure you respond to your email promptly on weekends and holidays. - Almost no accountability at the senior leadership level and above. All blame is put on those less senior despite conflicting directives and moving goals. - Excessive hiring in the attractions business supported by the executive team led to justified round of layoffs of mostly lower level employees with a couple of senior leaders. - Morale continues to be very low with no turnaround in sight. - Little importance placed on transparency at the company despite it being a core value. - Attrition continues in a year that will see the stock price hit a new low.

Advice to Management

We used to love our company even through hard times. Try valuing your employees a little more.

- Excessive hiring in the attractions business supported by the executive team led to justified round of layoffs of mostly lower level employees with a couple of senior leaders.

30 January 2020

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