Tripadvisor Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated 31 Jul 2020

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Tripadvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
498 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free Lunch, Nice Campus, Good Compensation(in 106 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, free lunch and the people(in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is a disaster and has been for years(in 25 reviews)

  • "During the last large cutting of staff Senior Management said everyone would take a 20% pay cut to help balance the books(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great office, but no growth"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tripadvisor full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people and fun environment. You get to work on teams with people you will actually like . The office itself is great with a friendly/helpful office manager and local hr.

    Cons

    No career growth available in the office and don't believe there will be. I want to know if this will improve ? So far no updates/ and been like this since 2016.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Dublin Office is a great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Based in Dublin office. I have worked at quite a few tech companies. I can say we are very well looked after at TripAdvisor. The TripAdvisor group is expanding, particularly quickly in Dublin. It is a good time to come on board. We get some great benefits and the office management in Dublin are always looking to take our ideas to make it a great place to work. Summer outings/Christmas parties High quality catered lunches 3 days a week Team building events/competitions Quarterly Sales/Engineering parties Gym fees covered Contributions to personal travel Football team with fees covered for astro park rental High quality lunches Free snacks (all the latest health foods) HR will change food/drink to your needs About half a dozen Nespresso machines with free coffee Free beer/wine Tech desks/Large monitors Laptops that are responsive and modern OS Medical/Dental/Health checks/Flu shots Free clothing, towels, bags, tech books etc. Working in an up and coming area of Dublin Opportunity to travel/work at other offices if you wish I have benefited from working alongside some very talented people You can have input into quarterly goals. Ideas can flow up and down hierarchy Management allow flexibility, if something comes up outside of work you can work around it. Management are technical enough to understand contributions from engineers Using great technologies

    Cons

    I found the first couple of months challenging as there was a lot to learn and it the place was too fast moving for people to be able to help you. TripAdvisor has its HQ in Boston so the day really gets going around 3pm GMT which can make it difficult to cram in meetings before you go home but late starts are ok. Buses to Docklands aren't great yet as it's a developing area and it is difficult to get accommodation in Dublin city centre at the moment.

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    Tripadvisor Response

    October 24, 2016

    Thank you for your comprehensive and insightful feedback. We’re very proud of our benefits program, office experience and relationship with the tech community. We pride ourselves on our “speed wins” philosophy and it’s felt throughout the organization, but we also strongly believe in setting all employees up for success within their roles. I encourage you to connect with your manager or check out our Learning and Development resources if there are any areas that you feel you require additional training or knowledge. As is true with any global company, having employees located in many different time zones presents unique challenges. As we grow, we’re continuously working to improve our communication methods and practices to ensure the success of our teams around the world. We’re always open to suggestions, so please feel free to reach out to your manager or me directly. I appreciate the hard work that all of our teams put in on a daily basis to guarantee that we’re delivering the best products to our consumers. I truly believe that having engineers located around the globe has been critical to our success. Thanks again for your comments. - Nick Shanny, SVP Engineering


  3. "Great work balance, but lack of direction"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Excellent pay. Supportive leadership. Great benefits. Freedom to work in different ways

    Cons

    Total lack of direction. Lack of new ideas

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  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (22)

    "Sad State of Affairs at a Once Great Place to Work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Needham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tripadvisor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks, generous severance packages

    Cons

    I loved working at Tripadvisor until the last 1.5 years. After a major reorg that should have been positive, everything took a turn for the worse. Almost all new hires came from Conde Nast, bringing with them an immediate negative impact on culture. It quickly became an "Us" versus "Them" environment; you were either in the clique or you weren't. Long time talented employees who were successful in their roles were pushed aside or out all together. The company also quietly laid off over 200 people in February due to it's own business mismanagement. Then weeks later COVID-19 hits, another 900 people are let go, and the PR machine was in full effect blaming it on the pandemic alone. It's sad to see what the place has become. The downward spiral appears to continue. I hope they can right the ship for the sake of the employees left behind and for what was once a most beloved brand, but it might be too far gone.

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  5. COVID-19
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    "Company values have changed"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tripadvisor used to be a big family of skilled, respected and respectful people. It was a friendly and enjoyable environment with some great benefits. Then, things have changed.

    Cons

    In 2019, new top-level leaders arrived in the US who soon started restructuring globally some teams without having a clear understanding of how the business worked. Additionally, they brought their own people and some of their own values. These top leaders lack empathy and they have an arrogant and self-righteous approach which is cleverly hidden by their good verbal communication skill. They caused a lot of frustration as they implemented several changes which made processes slower and less effective. They definitely built many walls and not enough bridges by creating a toxic environment. They lack experience and, over the months, to hide their own mistakes, they tried to reverse the bad strategy by changing the processes again. Micromanagement is their rule. They filled teams with several unnecessary positions while others were overloaded. Nepotism is widespread and it is not difficult to understand the logic behind some career advancements. They say they believe in transparency but better not to share your opinion if you don't want to be in trouble. And they also used Covid-19 as an excuse to 'clear' the teams they previously created by removing some of the most experienced and highly paid staff. I will always have fond memories of what Tripadvisor used to be, and it is deeply sad to watch how the company has changed. I have always believed Steve Kaufer to be a great CEO and I simply do not understand why he is letting all this to happen.

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  6. "The people you work with make the office culture great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, free lunch and the people!

    Cons

    Career growth is a little limited, it has improved but there are ways to go.

    Tripadvisor Response

    July 1, 2020Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are appreciative of comments that highlight our strengths as well as areas we can improve upon.

  7. Helpful (17)

    "Sad to watch"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Needham, MA
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on which team you are on, the people can be amazing. I have learned so much from some truly great people many who will be life long friends. The company pays well and has great benefits.

    Cons

    The company has been on a bad trajectory for a while. I don't have much hope that it will pull itself out. Re-orgs seem to be a substitute for an actual company strategy.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Great Benefits

    Cons

    few downsides! The CEO is a bet meh.

    Tripadvisor Response

    July 1, 2020Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you've found our benefits package, as well as our beyond work benefits, to be helpful.

  9. Helpful (10)

    "Wonderful Culture, Declining Market Share Causing Business Problems"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * The engineering staff is, generally speaking, brilliant * Great benefits (401k match, travel stipend, dental, vision, etc) * Tons of upward mobility * Great work life balance * The people around you are almost universally pleasant and easy to work with

    Cons

    * The business side of the company seems to be in a constant state of redefining itself. No vision is ever carried out past a year * Process can occasionally slow things down

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  10. "Great Internship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tripadvisor for less than a year

    Pros

    So many great benefits. They take you out on a lot of events. Free food and cold brew on tap. Internship itself was a great learning experience. My manager was a great mentor to me and gave me a lot of work but not overwhelming. I felt like I could actually add value to the company and provide meaningful work. There was a shuttle to/from Boston and Cambridge so I didn't have to live in Needham.

    Cons

    Business interns typically don't get full-time return offers.

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