HomeAway is on a mission to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world. The company offers renters a chance to make their vacations memorable and much more affordable than traditional hotel stays. As of now, HomeAway’s portfolio features more than one million holiday rental home listings throughout 190 countries.
As HomeAway’s reach increases, its employees also have to be present in more locations. “We have offices all throughout the world,” shares Mobile Software Architect Alexander Devine. “I think it’s great to be able to meet people from all around the world—it’s a real perk of working here.” A few of HomeAway’s international locations include London, Paris, and Sydney—all of which are hiring now.
Although the company’s global expansion is happening rapidly, HomeAway is committed to keeping its teams close and cohesive despite the physical separation. “Experience isn’t just shared between the immediate team, but with regional teams across the world,” explains PR Manager and Social Media Specialist Ryan Haynes. “It really helps me understand the opportunities I have to make my role successful.”
Another way that HomeAway creates a cohesive community is through its tradition of celebration. “On my first week, I was thrown right into this amazing culture that celebrates all of its accomplishments,” says U.S. Marketing Specialist Yaneli Rubio, “It really highlights the successes that we have.” Apart from celebrating achievements inside the office, HomeAway goes above and beyond and rents out a musical hall in Austin every year to host its Holiday Party. With this annual event, the company wants to give employees a chance to celebrate the year, the company, and each other.
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