Business Travel Policy

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Jun 8 29 Comments

I need help: AT YOUR COMPANY (please state), in what cases can you travel business class for a work trip? What is your company's hotel budget per night limit? And how about for food and drink while traveling (do you get a per diem or is there is specific limit per meal)?

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  • Infosys / Mgmt
    TfDf00

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    Meh.
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    No to business class. 105/day hotel allowance, 45/day all other expenses. Yeah, pretty terrible. If you go over you don’t get reimbursed.
    Jun 8 5
    • Samsung / HR
      realsam

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      Indian companies are the worst...so cheap with their employees
      Jun 8
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Are you sure this is in the US? That number sounds perfect for India.
      Jun 8
    • Amazon Amzn100
      How can the limit be $105? Even Motel 6 can cost more than that in some of the more expensive markets.
      Jun 9
    • Infosys / Mgmt
      TfDf00

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      Nope definitely in the US, and I’m a management professional that is required to travel nearly 100%. Travel to a southern state recently ran me $110 a night after taxes and fees, and that was cheap. Anywhere I’m paid to be is going to be more than $105, so I go out of pocket and apply for FAANG at the same time.

      TC (-7)
      YOE Too many for this shit
      Jun 9
    • Infosys / Mgmt
      TfDf00

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      Adding that hotel per diem does go up to $145 in San Fran and NYC markets. Wooooo!
      Jun 9
  • Facebook / Eng vlMg30
    Any flight 4,500 miles+ is eligible for business class.

    Food suggested limit ~$75/day. I think the hotel guidance is $300/night but it’s more flexible in expensive cities.

    Most importantly, Concur is configured in the most employee-friendly way possible, and you don’t have to itemize your hotel receipts.
    Jun 8 1
    • Lol what
      We have to itemize hotel receipts and we own the product.
      Jun 14
  • Amazon / Product kXFt87
    None unless you pay out of pocket. Yay Frugality
    Jun 8 0
  • Google / R&D ubjvhhfvh
    Obviously it varies by company. Ask internally
    Jun 8 3
    • Samsung / HR
      realsam

      Samsung HR

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      I know....I edited to ask because I am curious about other companies' travel policies. What is it at Google?
      Jun 8
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Depends on where you're visiting. West coast vs Europe will be very different.
      Jun 8
    • Samsung / HR
      realsam

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      Ok assume flying from west coast to nyc
      Jun 8
  • BCG Digital Ventures jwtn63
    Any flight over 90 min is business

    No per diem, as long as its “within reason”
    Jun 8 1
    • Facebook / Eng vlMg30
      Might as well do it for <90 minutes at that point, lol
      Jun 8
  • Micron liya
    Depends on your position and business unit. Usual story that there are no tickets available from BOI (to bay area) if you try to book in 1-2 days before the trip. Even with one stop. You can book business in this case.
    Jun 8 0
  • Samsung / HR
    realsam

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    75 per diem, business is reserved for directors and above when travel is more than 8 hours. Economy for all levels below for any trip. Hotel limit is 360 a night for major cities like SF and NYC.
    Jun 8 0
  • You can book business if you travel 8 hours straight for two separate round trips or if you’re a manager. $75/day per diem.
    Jun 8 6
    • Yessir
      Jun 8
    • Samsung / HR
      realsam

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      75 per day per diem seems really low. That's like one dinner in SF or NYC (if you include a drink, tax, and tip)
      Jun 8
    • I just stay at residence inns and get groceries to cook

      I don’t drink much at all either

      Just take steroids and get big
      Jun 8
    • Amazon anw2Bwm
      Chipotle is $10
      Jun 9
    • Yeah exactly
      $75 a Day is a ton of money for food.
      Breakfast is usually free.
      Lunch is at the client site.
      Dinner is something nice.
      Jun 9
  • Newell Brands citykid
    Any international flight. If we choose economy, we get paid a portion of the difference!
    Jun 14 0
  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

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    Fremont CA to Reno NV -> Tesla Shuttle which flies every other day from Hayward.
    Rest all, Tesla Travel which is a partner portal to book the tickets straight from it.
    $100/day for food and lodging is paid for as well.
    Jun 8 0
  • Cisco VKFU58
    No allowances for business/first class unless you have an easy to get doctors note then HR will update the employees travel profile to permit it. I do think it should be permitted to book premium economy at the minimum.

    Hotels or Airbnb within reason. We use concur and it has pretty good pricing for most nice hotels.

    Per diem $100/day which I believe is rather low and should be doubled given the locations we travel to are very expensive and add up quickly. Exemption is if with a customer then there is no real limit. Again within reason but i've had $500 meals for two without question.
    Jun 8 0
  • MailChimp Ht67845
    No business class; over a couple hours and we can book “premium” economy. Up to $100 per day reimbursed for food.
    Jun 8 0
  • Visa / Eng c10h15n
    Any international flights or domestic over 8hrs.
    Jun 8 0

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