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TripAdvisor Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2019

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TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
10 Ratings
  1. "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
  2. 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
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    TripAdvisor takes care of its employees very well. It provides free lunches, very good health care, fitness support, opportunities to help other people and organize events to socialize. TripAdivsor's office location is central. It's very close to both Pearse and Docklands train station. The company helps career growth with books and technical talks. It also supports employees to go to conferences. The free snacks...

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    Cons

    I think the concern for at least engineering is dwindling number of engineers. When I have started it was almost 35 engineers and now we aren't even half of it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers in Dublin.

    TripAdvisor2018-05-16

    TripAdvisor Response

    May 18, 2018TripAdvisor

    We appreciate your positive and thoughtful feedback and are so glad to hear that you’re having a great experience at TripAdvisor! As you know, learning and development is an important part of our culture and we’re pleased to see that you’ve mentioned (and hopefully participated in) ...

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be greater"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good brand. Nice perks and benefits. Nice HQ, with unlimited free parking spots. Lots of strong engineers.

    Cons

    Engineering hiring bar was inconsistent, and sometimes candidates who did poorly in interviews eventually got hired(as a result of significantly lowered bar). This is why you would see folks with 10-year software development experiences who are working as junior Software Engineer(not even Software Engineer II) at TripAdvisor. Now good engineers have to tolerate working with those folks, teaching them over and over again...

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    TripAdvisor2018-04-05

    TripAdvisor Response

    May 15, 2018TripAdvisor

    Thanks for sharing your feedback and for the positive remarks about our perks, benefits and many of your engineering colleagues. Hiring talented and driven engineers has always been a top priority for us. We have several touchpoints throughout the interview process that help ensure ...

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  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment, company benefits

    Cons

    It's a large company with rigid structures

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more

    TripAdvisor2017-11-28

    TripAdvisor Response

    January 2, 2018SVP Engineering and Operations

    Thanks for your review and for highlighting our environment and benefits. I agree with you that listening/responding to feedback (such as this review) is very important. We take all employee feedback very seriously as it helps us improve the way we operate. As is true of any growing ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people are really great to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management lives in ints own reality.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have better long term vision

    TripAdvisor2017-06-20

    TripAdvisor Response

    July 11, 2017

    Thanks for your comments, although without further detail it’s difficult to address your specific concerns. We take employee feedback very seriously and offer many opportunities, such as monthly town halls and management sync ups, for employees to voice their suggestions and opinions ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, happy and reliable coworkers. Your voice gets heard. Great benefits

    Cons

    kind of slow advancement. Sun in my eyes

    Advice to Management

    Darken the windows. The sun can be blinding if you sit near one.

    TripAdvisor2017-05-11

    TripAdvisor Response

    May 12, 2017

    Thanks for your great review and continued dedication to TripAdvisor. I agree that we have a smart and reliable team and great benefits! I encourage you to connect with your manager regarding advancement opportunities. Career growth and development has been a high priority area for ...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in time and location of work Fast paced Operates like s startup Minimal politics Collaborative environment Processes are open to change and improvement without a ton of red tape

    Cons

    Fast paced Collaborative, but each teams decisions can easily influence other teams, so communication is key Teams are highly distrusted across US and Canada

    TripAdvisor2016-08-10

    TripAdvisor Response

    August 29, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We definitely pride ourselves on several of the attributes that you mentioned- “speed wins”, collaboration, and our start up like environment. As is true in many companies with offices around the globe, communication between ...

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Cool place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Neat benefits, awesome coworkers, good work-life balance. CEO is great and approachable, some levels of upper management are really good and easily accessible.

    Cons

    Could give back to the engineering community (open sourcing). Sometimes, feature development takes precedence as it helps revenue but at the cost of bad engineering. Have encountered that one bad apple too.

    Advice to Management

    Product Managers need to understand platforms before developing features on those platforms. Mobile apps need refined experience.

    TripAdvisor2016-04-18

    TripAdvisor Response

    April 26, 2016

    I’m pleased to read your positive remarks about our benefits and the management team at TripAdvisor and I appreciate your constructive feedback regarding the product and engineering teams . We continue to invest in the collaboration efforts between these teams to ensure that we’re ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, challenging, good learning curve"

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

    I have been working at TripAdvisor for more than a year

    Pros

    If you're worth it, this place will reward you good. Very agile and strategic thinking.

    Cons

    Not many options for free lunches in Ottawa office. Parking in downtown is an extra expense if you're living outside the city.

    Advice to Management

    Need more meeting rooms and gourmet lunches in all satellite offices!

    TripAdvisor2015-11-14
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