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Lonely Planet Overview

Nashville, TN
201 to 500 employees
1972
Company - Private
Travel Agencies
$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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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Franklin, TN
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    I have been working at Lonely Planet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As an engineer, I have a voice in the company and the direction of our product.

    We are free to work remotely at will.

    There is a collaborative culture and great camaraderie.

    Focus on continuous deployment and high quality work with a leading edge tech stack.

    Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Benefits around time-off could use standardization across the company, which would benefit the US locations quite a lot instead of meeting regional minimums in each location, which hurts US employees comparatively, and communicates a lack of value for, and lack of thought into, employees' standards of living.

    Remote teams are rarely connected face to face, below the senior level.

    Advice to Management

    Proactively seek to create consistency & intentionality around employee compensation, time off, and internal connection & culture.

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Lonely Planet Interviews

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    Client Services Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Lonely Planet (Nashville, TN) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Received an e-mail from a senior member of the department to set up a phone interview. That phone call was with the same person, and lasted about an hour. We talked about some of their current projects and how the departments work together. The conversation was professional, but casual - more like a meeting than a list of interview questions. Interviewer said that she would call back by Tuesday (three business days), but did not. I called to follow up a week after the interview, and was told they were still interviewing, so I guess I didn't impress her enough. About a week later I got a form e-mail about not being selected.

    Interview Questions

    • What methods do you use in your management style?   1 Answer
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