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lastminute.com Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
31 Reviews
3.6
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    lastminute.com - a good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing & Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pricing & Product Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at lastminute.com

    Pros

    Great team and enviroment to work in. Oppurtunities for personal and professional development is huge for the fact that we are part of the travelocity/Sabre-Holdings group.

    As the company itself is so large, the communication from senior management and the CEO's is amazingly good. There are 4 or so intranet sites to keep all employee's of the different umbrella's of the group being kept up to date.

    Cons

    Benefits and compensations are good but in comparison to other companies in the travel sector they are not the greatest.

    We have a choice of 1 of 3 for benefits: pension, health care or fitness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up - but try and hold off on the redundancies and job moves to India!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Programme Change Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London Colney, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London Colney, England (UK)

    I worked at lastminute.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company, great people and loved the culture of the company.

    Cons

    Many of the people I worked with have left. Not sure what will happen when Sabre Holdings sells them off,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A chance to make your mark at an original dot com

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at lastminute.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Genuinely meritocratic company
    Matrix structure
    Test and learn ethos
    Strong brand
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes projects don't move fast enough
    Lots of people working on one project
    Less lifestyle perks than many e-commerce companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great fun, not much chance of career progressopm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Website Merchandiser in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Website Merchandiser in London, England (UK)

    I worked at lastminute.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really fun culture. Great brand to work for, with good people. Plenty of team nights out and good camaraderie, meant that it was always enjoyable to go into work.

    Cons

    Often not much work to do, full time job probably could be part time. Little chance of career progression. Low pay for entry level jobs and no obvious route to improve this. The company was too slow to adapt to change e.g. could probably have been a groupon-type company for the UK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has been changed a lot since my time, so things will probably be radically different.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn your trade!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Payable (Trainee Accountant) in Woking, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Payable (Trainee Accountant) in Woking, England (UK)

    I worked at lastminute.com (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great training and senior management development programs

    Cons

    Due to job satisfaction (low workforce turnover) and limited vacancies, lack of opportunity to progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at lastminute.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There's a fantastic enviroment and career opportunities, probably the best company I've worked for so far. People is very smart, easy going and funny, plus they have really good benefits in my opinion.

    Cons

    There's many talented people leaving every week, however they hire new staff on a regular basis too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good fun and enthusiastic people - bless

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Market Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at lastminute.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone has fun and tries to do their best, a good social scene and commitment to the brand. Quirky and easy-going with lots of challenge and change

    Cons

    Not great pay and lots of staff turnover. Constant air of uncertainty as to company future which doesn't help. Pleasant overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the trading and clarity of communication. So many of our senior team leaving and nobody has filled the shoes of our previous MD Mark Maddock in terms of motivation and enthusiasm

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting, Chaotic, Fast-Paced, Fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at lastminute.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The encouragement of change and openness to new ideas, the freedom to do your job the best way for your own abilities, the relaxed nature and young vibe of the office, really talented and skilled technical people with expertise in their fields.

    Cons

    Dis-organised, fragmented and lacking in clear direction as an organisation. Struggling to consolidate following a period of rapid growth since inception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refine processes, develop proper company strategy and culture staff careers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Some things never change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at lastminute.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, good environment, laid back

    Cons

    Company went through numerous restructures, never invested in improvements, poor employee rewards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to retain staff existing rather than to employ new
    Find a strategic vision and stick with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, relaxed - would work there again!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farringdon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farringdon, England (UK)

    I worked at lastminute.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone that works here is friendly. The environment is laid back and managers are open to hearing about suggestions. Good working environment and nice location.

    Cons

    A lot of change has happened in 2014 and the company is not as organised as it should be to keep up with the change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the suggestions of staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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