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6 April 2020

What is the hiring process like at Tripadvisor?

Pros

Awesome people with a very selective hiring process. Great CEO.

Cons

Inconsistencies in career ladders between teams for the same role.

Awesome people with a very selective hiring process.

6 April 2020

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28 May 2020

What are co-workers like at Tripadvisor?

Pros

The Boston office and especially kitchen is amazing and New York isn't too bad either. Used to be some fantastic people to work with. Every day was a joy to come to work. Sadly that all changed in 2019.

Cons

Every member of the team hired from Conde Nast is incompetent, lacking basic knowledge of internet fundamentals, territorial to a level that goes so far beyond toxic, and most of all are just mean, spiteful people. And yet they all awarded themselves big titles despite clear lack of talent or experience. You were either part of 'the Conde Nast clique' or you were out. Every day became like living through junior high school all over again. The immediate effects on our business and morale were shocking. They would fudge sales numbers, rebrand existing products as something new that they'd invented, disparage other people's good work, refuse to ever listen to suggestions, use our sales calls to shame people publicly, and so much more. I heard one coworker say 'their only real talent is creating roadblocks' and it is just so true. We saw an executive assistant hired in NYC quit in less than two weeks because he was being made to do their laundry and write their Tinder profiles. I heard the same stories from my coworkers all over the country and so many of us had talks with human resources, but nothing was ever done and they used the recent COVID-19 layoffs to get rid of even more great people who dared question them, including me and most of my team. How Steve Kaufer let all of this happen I do not know, but it was a relief when I was let get go as after this nightmare experience I need time with my family to recover. It is a sad day as I will always have wonderful memories of what Tripadvisor once was and the good people I worked with there, but on to bigger and better things.

Advice to Management

Call all the good senior leaders that were let go and ask them the truth.

I heard the same stories from my coworkers all over the country and so many of us had talks with human resources, but nothing was ever done and they used the recent COVID-19 layoffs to get rid of even more great people who dared question them, including me and most of my team.

28 May 2020

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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

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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

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25 July 2018

Does Tripadvisor offer stock options?

Pros

Amazing benefits - employer paid healthcare, retirement and stock options, travel/fitness reimbursements, snacks/lunches/coffee/etc. provided in the office Fast paced work environment with other hungry young professionals in the heart of Boston.

Cons

This may be a pro or a con depending on your personal situation - but there is alcohol available for socializing with co-workers after hours. Salary/hourly pay can be on the lower side depending on your position for the area - probably due to the extensive benefits.

Advice to Management

Continue to listen to your employee base, as you are now, and make changes that are deemed important (EDI initiatives)

Amazing benefits - employer paid healthcare, retirement and stock options, travel/fitness reimbursements, snacks/lunches/coffee/etc. provided in the office

25 July 2018

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