Our Culture and Values
We’re a pretty diverse bunch, but our culture is our common ground ─ it allows us to feel comfortable, despite different backgrounds. Mix that with our entrepreneurial vision, agile structure and self-determined working hours and you’ve got the winning recipe to keeping our talents motivated, productive and happy to come to work each morning.
We know people are the most productive when they are doing things their own way, so we don’t tell anyone what to do. Rather, we hire the most curious and passionate people, and follow their lead.
There is no right or wrong way of doing things at trivago, but there are usually better ways. We only find those improvements by trial and error, and so we exist in a liquid, adaptable environment. We value diversity and authenticity, as we believe the more independent perspectives you can gain on a subject, the more accurate the conclusion will be.
Collectively, we test, we track, we fail, we learn, and we try better. It is kind of like machine learning, just done by humans. This
Our Core Values
Whether it’s an interview with a potential candidate, a new project we’re tackling, regular peer evaluations or a company event, our values are at the core of everything we do. We broke it down into 6 qualities that we truly live by every single day.
We want to build an environment in which mutual trust can develop and that allows us to discuss matters openly. It gives us the confidence to positively embrace changes and the courage to take risks. It turns smart individuals into powerful teams.
We welcome discussion and controversy as we believe that there is no progress without friction. We create for an environment where our talents feel comfortable being their true selves and where they are empowered to disagree.
Our intrinsic motivation and the passion for what we do drive our success. We love to express fresh ideas and we intend to test their potential on a small scale first. We're not afraid of executing crazy initiatives, nor of burying fruitless trials.
Power of Proof
We know that proof is always more powerful than assumption alone, and is therefore more important than position or experience. We want to get to the bottom of everything and explore the driving forces behind why things succeed and why they fail.
We set our priorities based on the added value for trivago. If we spark impact, we unwaveringly focus our energy on it and try to become a little better every day. We use our focus to dive deep into a topic and it helps us to strive for perfection.
We see change as an opportunity to improve. Our dynamic work environment frequently pushes us out of our comfort zone. Our learning mindset ensures we reflect and learn from these experiences to adapt quickly.
We believe continuous improvement is the key to lasting success. We encourage and support all our talents in both their professional and personal development. We also offer learning opportunities for those outside of trivago, who are interested in joining us to get a taste of how we work.
Life at trivago
We’re very much a people-focused company and we want to empower people to get more out of life. That’s why we provide many opportunities for talents to have an impact on business, cultivate a culture of trust, gain new skills, maintain a healthy work-life balance and feel at home.