Vrbo Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 16 Jun 2020

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  • "Great benefits, great people who genuinely care about you and your well being(in 58 reviews)

  • "I work from home once a week - great work/life balance(in 54 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier II Integration Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great culture they really value the individual contributor, good work life balance, snacks in the breakroom, nice building to work in

    Cons

    There are 2 sides of VRBO, the dev side and then everyone else. When I left there was a rift between the sides. The dev team would often roll out new code with out ever talking to everyone else and often break things. The dev team was slow to respond to the broken code and left everyone else to find ways around the broken code.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Loved my time here, but struggling recently"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, opportunities to work on many different things and flesh out ideas, surrounding by helpful, smart people

    Cons

    When I started several years ago, Vrbo (HomeAway at the time) was in its heyday -- it felt like a startup but with lots of money to spare. These days it feels like it lacks direction and its glory days are behind it. Constant feeling of being the loser in the industry.


  3. "Great culture, great work-life balance"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Design Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great work-life balance

    Cons

    A bit slow and siloed

  4. "Customer Experience Graveyard"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Trust & Security Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There really are no pros, unless you are outside of the Customer Experience department.

    Cons

    Terrible and antagonist middle management, no work life balance or flexibility for individual contributors, absolutely no interaction with other departments, unending lip service to company culture while providing a completely antithetical culture.

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  5. "Airbnb's better"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vrbo

    Pros

    Good perks, pay is decent, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lacks product focus and empathy for the user. Website and app are clunky and difficult to use. Behind Airbnb in terms of growth.

  6. "Good work life balance"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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    "Empowering workplace where you can grow, enjoy awesome benefits and great work/life flexibility"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Big investment in your development e.g. last week I attended Product Academy learning about design thinking in San Francisco, I'm a part of a coaching program, lots of investment in functional training - Awesome benefits including travel discounts, competitive salary, bonus, RSU's, health insurance for me and my family, dental insurance, health and wellness reimbursement and up to 20 weeks parental leave - Open, transparent and empowering management - If you love to travel and want to travel with work - being a travel company you will have the opportunity to connect and be a part of global teams - I work from home once a week - great work/life balance - Lots of opportunities to be involved in projects

    Cons

    - Old building e.g. bad plumbing, poor air-con BUT we are moving to new offices in less than 6 months

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  8. "HomeAway"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Vrbo full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, good work life balance

    Cons

    Far from the mothership

  9. "Great Company to work for!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits good work life balance

    Cons

    nothing i can add here!

  10. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance and exposure to cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.

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