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Lonely Planet Overview

Nashville, TN
201 to 500 employees
1972
Company - Private
Travel & Tourism
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
TripAdvisor, Let's Go Publications
Want to sky dive in Ecuador? Travel on the cheap in Chile? Avoid getting devoured by Komodo dragons on your honeymoon? You're not alone. Lonely Planet provides essential tools for the independent traveler, including published books and, very soon, a slew of sexy ... Read more

Mission: We're overhauling our tech and preparing to launch Lonely Planet into the 21st—nay, the 27th century. The goal is to create the world's best destination for travelers, a kind of smart assistant that will be by your side no matter where ... Read more

Lonely Planet Reviews

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    I worked at Lonely Planet part-time

    Pros

    The people are great, very flexible hours and fantastic support system. The projects are interesting but may get mundane depending on the cycle.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth. Especially with the recent restructuring, many employees (senior and junior) were laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more potential for growth. There could be more support from the higher-ups.

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Lonely Planet Interviews

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Franklin, TN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Lonely Planet (Franklin, TN) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The initial screening was conducted over the phone with an HR representative and one member of the team. Most of the initial questions centered around cultural fit. The second phase was to complete a coding challenge. The final phase was an interview with the remote manager directly responsible for the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Meaning, can you help us develop ideas as well as code?   Answer Question
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