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Vrbo Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2019

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Vrbo CEO John Kim
John Kim
177 Ratings
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  • "No free lunches at the Austin offices yet(in 19 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance can sometimes be a challenge(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Singularly the best company I have ever worked for."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Objective: decisions are ostensibly evidence-based which removes more obvious bias towards those who speak the loudest and most frequently. This is exemplified in the pitching process that is both egalitarian and, for the best part, objective. Learning: There is an active programme for personal development. This starts with a transparent organisation - from a wiki to weekly all-hands meetings - right up to academies...

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    Cons

    The business sometimes fails to consider the customer and their everyday experience of the platform. Indeed, many of my colleagues have never used the site to book a holiday. Management within the region sometimes feel distracted, more concerned with upward appearance and regional potential, rather than the present performance of the regional businesses. The evidence-based decision making is overwhelmingly a good...

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    Vrbo2018-08-16
  2. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time

    Pros

    Great culture with access to global talent. Part of Expedia group with company perks like accommodation discounts and small bonus.

    Cons

    Pat isn’t as high as other companies I’ve worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Pay level of employees is lower than other companies. Even other travel companies. Would consider pay scales to be more advantageous to keep employees. The Expedia group perks aren’t enough to keep people there.

    Vrbo2019-04-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic supportive culture of inclusion!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and an amazing culture - they actually walk the talk when it comes to the Company Values!!

    Cons

    Where are the senior leaders - not in the AU office it seems

    Advice to Management

    Need to be seen to lead!!

    Vrbo2018-07-17
  4. "Excellent Team Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time

    Pros

    One of the best team cultures I have have experienced in a company. The office spaces are excellent. The work-life balance is great and career opportunities are available for those individuals who are proactive enough.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster an environment of inclusion and hire new talent based off the values and culture.

    Vrbo2018-07-12
  5. "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time

    Pros

    I'm new here (6 months), but I'm loving the place. Good sense of technology, fun place to work, and doing interesting things.

    Cons

    Management isn't very top-down directive - which is generally good, but some stuff does seem a bit undirected.

    Vrbo2018-07-12
  6. "Great people but facing issues because of the scale"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global approach to building teams

    Cons

    Too many stakeholders resulting in slow pace

    Advice to Management

    Divide responsibility better

    Vrbo2018-06-07
  7. "HomeAway is great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, great culture - it feels like a family and all the offices are awesome.

    Cons

    Technology can slow us down due to many different acquisitons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great communication. Keep up the disruptive marketing!

    Vrbo2016-02-11
  8. "Great Company, but Becoming More Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparency, emphasis on continuing development, exciting product

    Cons

    Poor strategic focus at high levels, things move slower now that Expedia acquired the company, culture is changing to become more corporate

    Vrbo2019-06-20
  9. Helpful (3)

    "An average company with a pretentious and self-aggrandizing culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, flexibility and opportunities to work remotely.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, lack of organization, inability to truly address issues. But you'll get a lot of pep talk.

    Advice to Management

    Just quit...

    Vrbo2019-06-11
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Very sad and disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice modern offices. Decent salary (not exceptional though and a lot of unfairness in departments). Free coffee. Good tech to work with. Perks.

    Cons

    - Politics are incredible, promotions and firing don't make any sense. - The atmosphere and collaboration in HR is going getting worse as the days go by. People is resigning left and right, and it's no surprise. - HR is so not leading by example in regards to openness and inclusion. - Everything is US-centric, and communications strategies don't really make any sense. - Lack of trust in HR, management and vision....

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    Advice to Management

    For HR and management in general: If you're not fair, transparent, engaged or caring, don't expect employees to be so. That's sadly not the culture you're building now. And employees notice all of this much more than you know (or seem to care about). Please stop selling us values you don't live by or show by example, or change the values.

    Vrbo2019-06-12
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