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TripAdvisor Engineer Reviews

Updated May 22, 2019

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TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
52 Ratings
  1. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Top tier salary Excellent benefits Great team dynamic; individuals matter Interesting work Constantly growing in Ottawa Free snacks and 3 lunches a week

    Cons

    Lunch offers limited. That's all I could think of.

    TripAdvisor2019-05-13
  2. "Good job but UK benefits are weak and office facilities outdated"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than a year

    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...

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    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!

    TripAdvisor2019-05-22
  3. "Smart people, interesting work, great culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor for less than a year

    Pros

    Interned with Tripadvisor El Segundo-LA. Teams here mostly work on Tripadvisor Experiences and viator.com. Some of the smartest people I have worked with. Great oppurtunities to build a strong career. You get to work on things that you are passionate about. Interesting tech stack. Everyone is enthusiastic and passionate about the work they do. People are very friendly.

    Cons

    It is a small office which is both good and bad.

    TripAdvisor2019-05-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place I Could Imagine Working"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for less than a year

    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...

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    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.

    TripAdvisor2019-04-18
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

    TripAdvisor2019-03-07
  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, great benefits, including lunch every day. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    They were slow to come up with a promotion plan.

    TripAdvisor2019-02-27
  7. "Great Company that is going places"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing quickly. Good work life balance. Takes care of their employees. Lots of interesting things to work on. Great transparency with quarterly all hands meetings.

    Cons

    It's a large company with some legacy code. Takes time to get up to speed and you definitely have to be self-motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency.

    TripAdvisor2019-01-17
  8. Helpful (21)

    "Things are deteriorating"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees are smart Engineer cares about work and quality

    Cons

    Been with Tripadvisor since it was at Needham. It was a very positive experience the first couple of years, but since then, things have been deteriorating. It could be because of stock falling, from high above $100 down to $30 some at some point, Tripadvisor has become more tense and cautious. The motto the last few years have been 'cutting overhead'. That so-called 'overhead' leads to following effects: team downsized...

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    Advice to Management

    Employees should be your top asset, not your puzzle piece. Give team credits. There are value contributors besides start players. Be more transparent and respect the team.

    TripAdvisor2018-10-28
  9. Helpful (12)

    "Poor planning poor performance"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Needham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture they TRY to create is an awesome idea. Top down leadership is poor and thus it fails before it can even get started.

    Cons

    Classic corporate organization struggling to figure out who they are. They are very quick to say the people of the company are the ones most important but then top down leadership is so bad no one wants to work for their managers. Sales they don’t pay bonuses and commissions, engineers they treat like a bunch of replaceable nerds. Steve is smimy and it reflects in his management team. They don’t have a clue about sustainability...

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    Advice to Management

    Steve should take a step back and maybe a vacation. Come back and gather feedback from everyone not just your round table(as most people don’t think you’ve hired great managers for a while). Steve isn’t actually a bad guy, but he’s not really a good guy either.

    TripAdvisor2018-09-24
  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor for less than a year

    Pros

    Have Great People Great Enviromemt

    Cons

    Work pace is a little bit slow

    TripAdvisor2018-08-12
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