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TripAdvisor Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
385 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits package and plenty of useful amenities - free lunch twice a week(in 95 reviews)

  • "Work life balance was also fantastic(in 53 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time

    Pros

    .work life balance . Decent pay

    Cons

    . Messy management . Lack of transperency

    TripAdvisor2018-12-03
  2. "Super company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time

      Pros

      Extremely employee friendly Good work life balance

      Cons

      Remote offices are left to their vices.

      Advice to Management

      A review with the remote teams would be great sometimes.

      TripAdvisor2019-05-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "Overall great company"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      I really enjoyed my time at TripAdvisor! I was promoted twice during my time there. You definitely have to express interest in being promoted and work very hard at it, but it’s all completely doable. Work life balance was also fantastic!

      Cons

      There are lots of changes happening within the travel industry in general, so jobs and departments of TA can also change really quickly. Be flexible!

      TripAdvisor2019-03-22
    • "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
    • Helpful (11)

      "Downward Spiral"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Dublin, Dublin
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Lunch 3 days a week - Good work/life balance

      Cons

      - Targets are set in a way to penalise all the teams (Acquisition and Customer Success), no way you can reach them (probably a handful has reached them in 2018 or got close to them) - not only unrealistic, but higher and higher with the a pipeline getting smaller and smaller - clawbacks are massive. Count on basic salary, consider 50% OTE if you are lucky! - No career development, not only internally, but forget about...

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      Advice to Management

      Please do not post another fake review

      TripAdvisor2019-03-04

      TripAdvisor Response

      April 29, 2019Sr. Director of Talent Acqusition

      I appreciate you talking the time to provide feedback to us on areas that are of importance to you. Such feedback is vital to the company as we continue to strive for a better workplace. Within TripAdvisor we are diligent in constantly reviewing our sales targets to ensure they ...

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    • "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
    • Helpful (16)

      "Horrible manager who is good at demotivating the team!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Free lunch once a week, good work life balance, great variety of snacks and drinks at the pantry, nice colleagues, best insurance coverage, great location, lots of fun events.... Overall the company has amazing perks

      Cons

      Not much career progress opportunity, a horrible manager who likes to micromanage yet doesn't really do much job and doesn't even know how to manage the team, very little amount of bonus

      Advice to Management

      HR should take employee's feedback seriously and take necessary actions otherwise all the good talents will be gone....I am so glad I don't have to deal with the unnecessary stress caused by my previous boss but there are some people who are still suffering from him and the company should help them out.

      TripAdvisor2018-10-11
    • Helpful (48)

      "Great place to work... sort of"

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      Former Employee - Product Manager in Needham, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      First and foremost... the people are incredible. Smart, fun, fairly diverse, and generally great at what they do. It's fun to work for a company that has such a strong reputation, for a few reasons: (1) I don't have to explain what my employer does; (2) It's nice to get that "Oooh, you work for TripAdvisor! Cool!" response; and (3) Recruiters LOVE to poach from Trip, especially for engineers and product folks, so there's...

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      Cons

      I could have been at TripAdvisor a lot longer - I had no need to leave just to go elsewhere, but there were many factors that contributed to pushing me out the door. As a point of information, I left for a role at another company, so I do not feel like I was fleeing TripAdvisor - but I also don't feel like I was "retained" very well, either. More importantly, these criticisms come from a large number of conversations...

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      Advice to Management

      I sat down with Beth (Chief People Office) and detailed everything I would be writing - first because I wanted her to have a chance to hear it from me, and second, because nearly every critical review is met with, "I wish you'd brought this to me first." I loved working at TripAdvisor, and wanted to stay - but for all the positives, the negatives outweighed them and it was long past time for me to leave. Here's how...

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      TripAdvisor2018-05-14

      TripAdvisor Response

      June 1, 2018TripAdvisor

      Thank you for the detailed review, and for taking the time to share your thoughts with me in person before your departure. I really appreciated the discussion and hearing your detailed feedback—thanks for finding the time to do that before you left. As you wrote in your comprehensive ...

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    • Helpful (7)

      "A few good things that make it hard to leave"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Product Management in Needham, MA
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time

      Pros

      First of all, most of the people at TripAdvisor are great. I've never worked somewhere before where I genuinely felt like I had so many friends, not just colleagues. They are smart, interesting, thoughtful people who care about the community-- the TripAdvisor community and the larger community around. The perks aren't bad, although they are getting worse as the company starts to pinch pennies. Benefits are pretty...

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      Cons

      Unless you are someone's pet, it's impossible to get promoted. You change managers so often it's hard to develop the relationship to get your manager to go to bat for you and really help develop your career. There's little actionable feedback until it's too late and it's easy to feel like your contributions don't matter.

      Advice to Management

      Stop micromanaging from the top. Pick a direction and let the teams run with it. Some groups are attracting all of the talent while others are bleeding it left and right. Figure out why and you might be more successful. It's not just because some groups are the "darlings" right now. The management training classes are a joke. Only the conscientious managers take them, and the ones who really need them don't. Promotions...

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      TripAdvisor2018-06-01
    • Helpful (5)

      "Analytics"

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      Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Needham, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great culture. You can see people focused on work and not chatting around. Good goal setting and 360 degree feedback. Amazing food and work life balance.

      Cons

      Travel is a challenging industry.

      TripAdvisor2018-04-23

      TripAdvisor Response

      May 15, 2018TripAdvisor

      Thanks for taking the time to leave your review and for your positive comments about our culture and benefits. As a longstanding TripAdvisor employee, you’ve seen our feedback process evolve over the years and we’re pleased to see your positive remarks about our current process and ...

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