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Updated 11 March 2019
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  • "Work/Life balance can sometimes be a challenge" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Staff turn over for customer service was high" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great tech + great culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always jumping on the latest tech, so opportunities to learn new things are frequent.
    Collaboration is great, few egos that I've encountered. Most people and managers are genuine and very open/approachable.
    Frequent parties and celebrations
    Free breakfast every Friday
    Free snacks + coffee
    Plenty of free leftovers floating around the office at lunchtime.
    Domain location is more vibrant than your typical office complex
    Can work from home easily and often

    Cons

    Sometimes is like drinking from a firehose bcs the tech adoption moves so fast
    I think different teams work in vastly different ways, so everyone's experience may not be like mine
    A little too much big company process creeping in as we adopt Expedia practices and policies
    Too much agile focus now (too many meetings)


  2. "Great company, a lot of chances for career growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, a lot of chances for career growth

    Cons

    Can't think of a big one for cons. If there's any, it's really minimal.

  3. "great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible time, great medical

    Cons

    None that i can think of


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very good atmosphere and direct management

    Cons

    sometimes senior management is to sharp (sales)


  5. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work life balance and exposure to cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.


  6. "Sr Team Leader Partner success"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HomeAway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I started in 2011 when in EU the company was a star-up and love everything from inclusion, to management and very relaxed, respectful yet challenging ambience.
    I grow into the company making new offices openings in EU
    Quality instead of quantity - that is what make the Company different

    Cons

    Since Expedia Group acquired the company lots of different changes have been done (good and bad)
    still the ambience is good but more impersonal


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, Poor Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Austin, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HomeAway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Unless you are friends with a manager you will stay where you are.

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HomeAway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *great tech
    *engaged people
    *excellent benefits
    *fun travel opportunities

    Cons

    None that i can think of.


  9. "Decent Company to Learn a lot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UI Developer
    Former Employee - UI Developer
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HomeAway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn a lot and be connected with a lot of great professionals in the tech industry

    Cons

    Was easy to get pigeon holed into one job, found it difficult to create/find new opportunities within the company. Was very easy to get lost in the shuffle


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HomeAway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with a small company mentality. I am an integral part of the company and not just there to work. It is also nice to have breakfast provided every Friday.

    Cons

    They only have tacos every other Friday.

    HomeAway Response

    12 Feb 2019 – Employer Brand & Digital Media Specialist

    There may be tacos only twice a month, but we gotta show some love to kolaches and bagels!