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 […]
“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 § 175 was only repealed from the German Penal Code in 1994.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 […]
In Summer 2018 I started a new challenge within trivago. I applied for a role in trivago’s Organizational Agility team. The job description stated that I would work with Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters. Did I know everything about agile methodologies and what my team would do daily? Not yet, but I soon learned about […]
North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, is full of history and traditions – from art and industry to carnival and Christmas markets. But in recent history, the West-German region is gaining recognition for something completely different – tech! While it may still have a ways to go to rival the Berlin startup scene, NRW is […]
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.
Deciding on something new is always an adjustment, but we try to make the transition as simple as possible! Our support starts before even joining trivago and extends throughout your career here. That’s why we provide many opportunities for talents to have an impact on business, cultivate a culture of trust, gain new skills, maintain […]
Just last year our Düsseldorf HQ was spread over three separate buildings. But just a few kilometers down the Rhine, in the modern Media Harbour, trivago’s new Campus was under construction.
Monday morning, 3:30 AM. Even though it is always hard to get out of bed on a Monday, getting out of bed five hours earlier than usual was something else. But, as we all know, the early bird catches the worm and the reason to wake up in the middle of the night was definitely […]