My learning curve had flattened. I was reasonably good at what I was doing, but I had been doing the same things for too long — mainly people management, organizational tasks, and communication. One colleague once called me the counselor of engineering, because of the many one-on-ones I was doing, and because a lot of […]
Posts in Humans
Humans make up 100% of the work-force at trivago (at least for the next few years…). Get to know some of our favourite mammals here.
“Change is life and life is full of it. I was born in East Germany in 1975 and grew up “behind the wall.” I did not care about the fact that there was so much that people missed ─ I did not know it any differently. I improvised to create something useful out of the […]
What does Authenticity mean to you? Here at trivago, it’s one of our core values. It means we remain true to ourselves. We don’t adapt to fit in with trivago — rather we shape trivago by who we are and what we believe in. We’re proud of our cultural diversity and we want everyone to […]
“My parents are from the war generation, and of an age where there was an ingrained intolerance of homosexuals. I was born in 1960 and at that time, § 175 was still around, which made sexual activity between same-sex people illegal. § 175 was only repealed from the German Penal Code in 1994. Having grown […]
Besides contributing to the Open Source community, we also strive to give back to society in general and the man who helps us do this has quite a few stories to share.
Four people are getting together after work to shoot a music video in the office. They were colleagues turned friends who then became a band, which might sound odd for many people, but is made possible at trivago. Meet Peter (Agile Coach) and Annie (Country Developer) who jam together whenever they can! trivago talents share […]
High-energy, vibrant, musical – these are words you might not associate with yoga. In which case you haven’t heard of Buti Yoga, yet! A mix of cardio workout, vinyasa-style yoga, dance and core training. Meet Doreh Taghavi, Business Analyst in Hotel Search, certified Buti Yoga instructor and 500-hr RYT who shares her passion every Monday when […]
Feedback is the basis for improvement. In theory, we all want to know when we’re doing things right so we can keep doing them and when we’re making mistakes so we can learn from them. In practice, we’re all human, and we like being praised as much as we dislike being criticised. Therefore, the way […]
Most people don’t think of trampolining (or jumping) as an intense sport and that’s because they’ve never attended Marina’s class. Each jumping class is a high-energy test of stamina, endurance and strength; and Marina teaches her classes with the same fervour. She’ll find your limit and push you to it as close as possible, because […]
Katherine knows how to live by the oft-quoted adage “follow your passion”. Parallel to her work in the Content Marketing department at trivago, Katherine runs her own business creating luxurious accent chairs. We met up with her to find out more about what drives her.