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Vrbo Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2020

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
Vrbo President John Kim
John Kim
199 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Austin are the ones that actually deliver value(in 22 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance can sometimes be a challenge(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees can learn new skills. Receive Recognitions, Employees can remain motivated. Environment super friendly and good benefits. Very good bonus and benefits

    Cons

    So far, I can't see any.

    Vrbo2020-01-23
  2. "Technical Partner Advocate"

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    Current Employee - Integration Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere, Multicultural company, Challenging, Good perks.

    Cons

    None for the moment.

    Vrbo2020-01-16
  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineering Manager in Sydney
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global business, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to stay in touch with other teams when in a remote office (I worked in Sydney).

    Vrbo2020-01-08
  4. "Fantastic tech company with some growth challenges"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very solid learning culture with a high level of transparency across the company. Smart people with a passion for the vacation rental industry including big, interesting and challenging problems to solve. John Kim was instrumental in transforming to a learning culture.

    Cons

    Meeting overhead and growing political landscape within Vrbo and across Expedia.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on and prioritize the core business and what will differentiate Vrbo in the world of travel.

    Vrbo2020-01-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing job for someone who values having fun at work higher than making money."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Invest in facilities with first class offices in Madrid. Investment in soft skills training.

    Cons

    No flexible working. Little to no career progression in the madrid office . Constantly monitored. KPI driven on call volume, duration, what you say on the call with a 70 point scoring system per call. Lots of meetings and trainings every week, 3-4 on average. Low sales remuneration. Lacks direction and plays catch up with rivals.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear expectations during the interview process

    Vrbo2020-01-08
  6. "Ben here for 8 months now! Glad I pursued this opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment & the people

    Cons

    Like any job anywhere it can get a little too redundant

    Advice to Management

    Improve product offering

    Vrbo2019-12-20
  7. "Awesome company. Great work culture!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Warehouse Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, benefits, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Leadership is often not clear with the direction the company wants to take.

    Vrbo2019-12-19
  8. "By far the strangest place you’ll ever work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed culture (so much so that actual work is low in the list of priorities at times) Nice people Good benefits

    Cons

    Very US-focussed for a company that calls itself “global” Lack of management of mid-level employees Inexperienced management promoted prematurely No consistent direction from leadership Resistance to investing in good tech solutions Not customer centric Too many people not doing that much US-based employees tend to earn a lot more for doing the same jobs as colleagues in Europe

    Advice to Management

    More of a global approach Streamline the marketing org Pick a direction and stick with it Focus more on business growth than happy hours and expensed offsite events

    Vrbo2020-01-02
  9. "Affiliate marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment; nice compensation packs

    Cons

    limited tech support for this region.

    Vrbo2019-12-12
  10. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    work life balance, perks, good career opportunities and may or may not get travel opportunities

    Cons

    More corporate culture and would be very different if coming from a start up

    Advice to Management

    No advice as such . Unsure about improvements.

    Vrbo2019-12-08
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