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TripAdvisor Software Engineer II Reviews

Updated Feb 11, 2017

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TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Join only if you work for Hotels segment."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great Benefits, free food, insurance. - Friendly co workers and good work life balance

    Cons

    - Moving across the company is hard as most of the openings are for passive roles not active ones. - The company doesn't invest in employees learning as the CEO has speed wins motive.

    Advice to Management

    You don't hire smart people to tell what to do, you should hire smart people so that they can tell you what to do. Management needs to improvise on listening as the communication is only one way.

    TripAdvisor2017-02-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "I like working here"

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

    I have been working at TripAdvisor

    Pros

    Solid work/life balance High pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Often boring work Hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Focus on something specific instead of changing gears every quarter.

    TripAdvisor2016-11-12
  3. Helpful (26)

    "When Everything is a P1 Issue, Nothing Is"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Needham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + The new needham headquarters has some truly stellar amenities. Lunch 5 days a week, game room, full gym with locker rooms, etc. + There are some really amazing people that work there and I miss them dearly. + This is a great first job out of college, a tremendous learning experience.

    Cons

    - Product is always right and seems to have little sympathy for the engineers they work with. It is very easy for a Product Manager to insist that something be done over the weekend when they aren't the ones that have to do the actually engineering work. Not all product managers are at the same caliber either with makes the work even more frustrating. - There is too much politicking. People have become territorial instead...

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    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of frustrated engineers at TripAdvisor. This is not normal attrition and engineers are leaving to find companies where they will be valued for their skills and impact. You need to wake up and actually try to retain your best people. TripAdvisor is quickly becoming a talent mill for the Greater Boston area. Don't offer stock options in comp packages if the CEOs motto is to 'Ignore the stock price while...

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    TripAdvisor2016-01-14

    TripAdvisor Response

    January 27, 2016

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad you were able to enjoy the new headquarters and positive learning experience here. Engineering is critical to our success and we take your concerns and the concerns of others leaving TripAdvisor very seriously. It’s disappointing to hear ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Everybody in TripAdvisor is friendly and nobody tries to hinder anybody else. If you work hard, you get appreciation. Company is very supportive of its employees in any way: health insurance, gifts, and more.

    Cons

    No good career advancement advise from manager.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on individual development of employees.

    TripAdvisor2015-12-28

    TripAdvisor Response

    January 27, 2016

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you are feeling supported and enjoy working at TripAdvisor. Developing strong managers at TripAdvisor is a high priority for us. We do recognize that there is still room for improvement however and we are working hard to further develop ...

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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Great first job, limited career growth"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Newton Upper Falls, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great, collaborative engineering organization - full of individuals with deep knowledge of their field. You'll learn a ton about how to build software quickly at scale. By and large the work-life balance is appropriate although some teams death-march more than others.

    Cons

    Large, monolithic codebase that is painful to work with due to lack of investment in routine upkeep and automated testing Time-tracking oriented culture - your project time is tracked to the hour and reported upwards throughout management Although you'll be shipping code every week often you'll find yourself just moving buttons around on an existing page. A recent exodus of young engineers has left a huge gap in the...

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    Advice to Management

    Promote your best people regardless of their age.

    TripAdvisor2015-05-01
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great business, 'OK' Engineering culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many promotion and raise opportunities if you do great work. Many smart people to learn from. Product is getting better and better. Business is doing very well. You will learn many interesting things about running a large website. Company favors incremental changes with metrics and emphasizes speed to market.

    Cons

    Nearly impossible to do an overhaul of a major page or a component, because it's so metrics driven. But it does happen sometimes, if the person pitching the idea is persuasive enough. Related to the previous point, it's hard for designers and engineers to innovate and get company to invest on various ideas so they keep those to themselves. This is reflected by low hackweek participation rate and low activities in open...

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    TripAdvisor2014-07-02
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