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Flight Network Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Invigorating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Extremely data & insights driven
    - Maniacal focus on positive ROI projects
    - Agile
    - Flat organization
    - More responsibility beyond your job description

    Cons

    - No Formal training programs
    - More focus on revenue than innovation (not a con per se)

    Advice to Management

    A lot of movement has happened in ELT. But, so far so good. Have a good feeling about 2017.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Huge change in the last year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The speed of improvements in the company is tremendous. Few things to highlight:
    - New Toronto office, with completely upgraded environment
    - Lots of cool technologies ( Rect, Redux, Angular, Java, Node )
    - Super friendly team members

    Cons

    I would point out lots of cons, if I would comment this 10 months ago, but all of those cons have been fixed and improved since than.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rolling


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Much better than it was"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flight Network (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Current CTO is genuinely interested in changing things for the better
    Lots of interesting challenges

    When I started with Flight Network there were many challenges. Lots of people with embedded knowledge working all hours of the day and night to keep it together. This certainly caused some dissension. Over the past year things have gradually turned around so that heroic efforts are no longer required on a daily basis. I've been in the IT business for a long time and know that this process takes a long time, but with C-level dedication it can be done and the end result is much better

    Cons

    Don't have any at this time

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the momentum you have now.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Flightnetwork Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Environment & Learning.Work Culture is good . Can Learn New things

    Cons

    Growth Oppurtunity is limited .. It is too good for someone working less and somebody actually working hard is not recognized that well


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Work Opportunitites in a Great Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great work environment, filled with many energetic and innovative people working together towards a common goal of growing the company on a global scale
    - Tremendous opportunity to learn and grow with the company as we continue to revolutionize the online travel industry.
    - Good benefits wi

    Cons

    - Need to continue to invest in technology and automation going forward
    - Growing too big for current office space

    Flight Network Response

    Dec 7, 2016 – Senior Director Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. In October 2016 we announced to our team that we are moving our Head Office to downtown Toronto to provide our team with a better environment to build our great travel ... More


  7. Helpful (20)

    "Chewed me up and spit me out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flight Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunches , drinks, and you get to learn how to steal money from customers

    Cons

    Extremely poor management. They are blind to their own failures. There is no way that they'll ever dream of being Expedia. Extreme sexism, putting women down and letting them go as soon as they hear rumors of pregnancy. The company does not have any ethics. They need to be shut down. Do not join if you have a sense of self worth. The CTO is a complete disaster. He has mood swings and is quick to blame others. CTO has poor vision of the company and made his buddy the CFO. CFO is extremely racist and has fired 4 minorities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the racism and sexism! Don't steal from your customers. Fire the CTO

    Flight Network Response

    Oct 19, 2016 – Senior Director Human Resources

    At Flight Network we pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive environment. We have a large percentage of visible minorities and women across the organization including at the C-suite level ... More


  8. Helpful (18)

    "There is a light at the end of the tunnel... nah, nothing at all"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Little bit of travel discount, access to travel deals, internal travel info, work boot-camp, you will learn about very dirty travel business and the company will teach you how to deal with enormous amounts of stress very quickly if you are up to some hair raising ordeal.

    Cons

    Leaders are looking for always yes kind of people, surround themselves with always yes kind of people and that completely destroys their listening skills. Everyone who tried to change things seemed to gave up and quit. Lots of shady business practices that discourage of booking travel through the company

    Advice to Management

    You have to start listening, take the advice, act on it, use common sense as an employer and a business man, clean the house from yes people and start fresh.


  9. Helpful (15)

    "Company has potential."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Growing company. Gone Global. Company is doing good for itself so far.

    Cons

    Monotones job environment. Less career growth and learning opportunity . Appraisals may or may not happen. Low Job satisfaction, no recognition and no raise.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are asset to any company.

    Flight Network Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. As an organization we pride ourselves in servicing our customer base with positive experiences, and to that end our platform and processes are ever evolving with ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great workplace and experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked here for 3+ years amongst this talented and enthusiastic team. Everyone has ownership and forward thinking. Ideas are heard and encouraged. We are growing fast and globally, and I feel often revolutionizing the travel space. Since day one, no politics or drama - we all get along very well together. Love the balance between work and play...BBQ's, team trips, gourmet food trucks and awesome coffee...

    Cons

    Automation needs to stay the focus and our office space could use a bit of a face lift

    Advice to Management

    Keep the pace...it's very encouraging and exciting


  11. Helpful (18)

    "Poor management, poor communication, no vision or focus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries are somewhat competitive, recently they are getting snacks for tech. team and few remaining technical team leads are amazingly talented (even though they seem to be leaving one by one). We USED to be able to work from home (as long as our work was not impacted).

    Cons

    Technology powering FlightNetwork is an awful obese dragon with multiple sclerosis and level 5 cancer (yes, level 4 is the max but if there was another level higher, this would be it) - unencrypted credit cards can be openly accessed within company, our UX is from the 90's, "API" systems are broken, buggy beyond belief and leak internal details. At one point, there was even an endpoint that anyone could openly access to get personal details for any registered user. Normally, this would mean lots of better and new things we can do to improve and go forward - but not at FlightNetwork. There's no clear vision/focus/desire to improve and fix broken systems properly - rather just add bandaids and move onto the next project that attempts to try and get more money from customers. There is more focus to implement bait-and-switch-like features that try to trick customers into paying extra fees. Benefits are just awful (compared to the technology industry standard). We've been asking to get proper benefits for developers but they can't/won't because, and the reason given, they are tied to their parent company, Huntington, and that somehow limits them from getting their own benefits package (lazy excuse). Current upper tech. management does not seem to want to innovate with new technologies, are not communicative or transparent, base performance grades and reviews on perception rather than actual deliverables and metrics. New upper management does not want developers to be able to work from home and cares more about where you park (don't get me started on the parking situation) than what work you get done. Complete lack of trust and communication from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your developers and treat them properly (compensation, benefits, training, etc) so you can retain them. Don't be afraid or intimidated to have meaningful discussions on best designs, coding practices or tech stacks. Don't simply force a tech stack down their throat because that's the only one you're familiar with. Make decisions and reviews based on metrics and concrete evidence, not perception - no professional decision is a good decision if you simply just felt like it. Treat your customers with honesty, care and dignity - focus on user experience (just look at Expedia). And to the CEO, don't let personal relationships ruin your business.

    Flight Network Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for your review. We take the feedback seriously and are always working to improve as we grow. We take great pride in our technology and what our team has accomplished and would like to take ... More



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