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Hostelworld Group Reviews

Updated Feb 19, 2020

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3.0
51%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
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Hostelworld Group CEO Gary Morrison
Gary Morrison
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Atmosphere - monthly social events plus last Friday drinks and pizza in the office, cake for birthdays etc, people are nice in general(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great people and amazing company benefits(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no career opportunity, short training and poorly structured, low salary(in 5 reviews)

  • "Lots of legacy code, some reluctance to pay down technical debt(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing Company Ideals. Terrible Management Culture."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostelworld Group full-time

    Pros

    - Company ideals are inspiring. - Working in the Travel Industry is really fun - There are some wonderful people working at Hostelworld - There are always new projects happening

    Cons

    - Upper management demands unrealistic results that aren't based on carefully calculated statistical forecasts. - When said unrealistic results are not met, management view lower level staff as lazy or uninterested, ignoring the many other contributing factors. - Management culture discourages progression and improvement. - Standing in the company, pay status and promotion opportunities are based on face time with the right managers, rather than results or merit.

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    Hostelworld Group2017-05-12
  2. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Hostelworld Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely industry, properties and final consumer very laid back.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow in the industry.

    Hostelworld Group2020-02-19
  3. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostelworld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, very social, nice environment

    Cons

    Lack of direction sometimes, leading to confusion

    Hostelworld Group2020-02-13

    Hostelworld Group Response

    February 18, 2020Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your review, delighted with your positive experience! Hope all goes well for you in your future role! Thanks,

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  4. "Great environnement"

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    Former Employee - Ppc in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostelworld Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has a great culture and spirit

    Cons

    Limited in terms of career progression

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    Hostelworld Group2020-01-22

    Hostelworld Group Response

    January 27, 2020Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Excellent review, thank you very much. Delighted with your positive experience! I will make sure to pass your advice to our Management team.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostelworld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions Great atmosphere Relaxed and easy working environment - not to corporate Good benefits

    Cons

    Tech is outdated and needs modernising

    Hostelworld Group2020-01-13

    Hostelworld Group Response

    January 15, 2020Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your review and delighted with your positive experience! Will be sure to pass your suggestions over to our tech team! Thanks and good luck,

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostelworld Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people are there if you can find them

    Cons

    Management are supporting pushing staff out the door. There is a constant dark cloud in the office. Immense pressure on some staff which can't be good for mental health and work life balance. Social club events, company events and anything fun all canceled due to cut backs , it's all long hours no reward. Communication is so poor and feedback ignored. No investment in staff and only offer pointless initiatives that go now where but look good on paper. Is now a place to avoid on Tech market

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    Hostelworld Group2020-02-11

    Hostelworld Group Response

    February 18, 2020Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear your experience at Hostelworld is not great. Will make sure your advice is shared with the management. Thanks again,

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  7. "Salary disparity poor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostelworld Group full-time

    Pros

    Product very interesting and people are lovely

    Cons

    Deadlines are the death of innovation

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    Hostelworld Group2020-01-06

    Hostelworld Group Response

    January 8, 2020Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your review, I will make sure your suggestions are considered and discussed internally. Thanks again and all the best!

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away if you care about your mental health"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostelworld Group full-time

    Pros

    Great potential, interesting challenges,

    Cons

    Its a dead duck. Management has no inkling of leadership. Its a career killer

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    Hostelworld Group2020-02-04

    Hostelworld Group Response

    February 18, 2020Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and really sorry to hear your experience at Hostelworld wasn't as great as you had hoped. Will make sure your advice is shared with the management. Thanks again and good luck,,

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mature environment, but there are areas to improve"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Leopardstown
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostelworld Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - modern office - good social events - diverse technical environment

    Cons

    - career progression opportunities poor or non-existent - slow decisions - restricted freedom of choices in software development

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    Hostelworld Group2019-11-20
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocrity everywhere"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostelworld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It used to be good environment

    Cons

    Career development based ONLY on relationships

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    Hostelworld Group2019-12-09

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