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Skyscanner Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Skyscanner Co-founder & Chief Executive Gareth Williams
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Pros
  • The work life balance is better than anywhere else I've ever worked at (in 11 reviews)

  • Fun and Collaborative Working Environment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant change/very fast paced which is unsettling if you're not used to it (in 5 reviews)

  • Too much focus on re-inventing technology solutions, lack of focus on the travel experience (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A Truly Exceptional Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Skyscanner is a company with humble beginnings founded by the most humble and down to earth CEO you will ever meet. The company's transparency and trust in the hired staff is what truly makes it a special place to be in. Great benefits, fantastic people to work with and I always found room for growth. I learned a ton every day and I see a bright future ahead for the company.

    Cons

    There could often be too many meetings and being in the smaller offices, one could feel pressured to attend although it wasn't relevant. There could also be difficulty with communication between the different offices around the world.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and open to trusting staff to get the work done. Gareth, keep being awesome!


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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

    Pros

    One of the best company's I've worked for, overall!
    - People
    - Culture
    - Autonomy
    - Fun and Collaborative Working Environment

    Cons

    When I worked there, the America's region was just being launched so this part of the organization was running like a start-up, there were many challenges as expected, minimal training, not enough resources, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Management overall was great however, because I was employed during the launch of the Americas, everyone was spread to thin. Wish there had been a bit more support.

  3. "Fun company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is fun and friendly with lots of events throughout the year, the offices are a nice place to work and the company employs lots of interesting people

    Cons

    You can find yourself very busy with work due to the growth of the company


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Process could be quicker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skyscanner full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly recruiters who are willing to work with your schedule.

    Cons

    Longer process than usual. HR team is a little unorganized it seems.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more money to get top talent.. it's why the tech scene in Europe is lacking.


  5. "It's an Honour to work for such a great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely brilliant place to work and I am confident it will continue to be so. Higher management is fantastic.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication can be tough between global offices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being amazing!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Work environment that breeds creativity, collaboration and success!"

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    • 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

    I have been working at Skyscanner full-time

    Pros

    Employee empowerment is key. Not only does Skyscanner focus on continued learning, but they encourage their associates to speak their minds and problem solve. They create a culture where its okay to try something new and not simply fit into the mold. They provide flexible work hours, regular feedback, charity days to connect to the community, an abundance of vacation, inter-office bonding events, and an amazing community of free-thinkers I am happy to be a part of.

    Cons

    I got an error message asking that I put cons in. I'm sure I'm not the first Skyscanner employee to attempt to skip this section and end up seeing that red box. It's for a reason.

    Advice to Management

    As you grow, continue to be involved your associates as you do now. Sitting down regularly at lunchs and speaking to employees at all levels really makes a difference.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fun, relaxed yet fast paced work atmosphere."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Skyscanner has a great company culture, and great people. The traditional "corporate" bureaucracy is almost non-existent. The reinforces collaboration through teamwork while acknowledging and rewarding individual accomplishments. They provide ample opportunity for career development and make on-going training a priority. Flexible working takes into consideration "real" life and doesn't keep me tied to a desk 9-5.

    Cons

    Sink or Swim. Skyscanner is a very fast paced work environment where collaboration and individual drive is key. With a complex product it is at times challenging to understand the ever changing technologies that the company is based on.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to innovate and fail. Keeping tech fresh is the only way keep the momentum.

  8. "Absolutely incredible place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager Hotels, Americas in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager Hotels, Americas in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has a similar culture as some of the coolest, most fun and innovative companies in the world. It's one of the best companies to work for in the world. I am so lucky and happy to be working here.

    - Relaxed, fun and motivating atmosphere
    - Flexibility & work/life balance
    - Bright, creative, quirky and awesome people/colleagues
    - Flat organization structure
    - Benefits/perks
    - Growth opportunity

    Cons

    Benefits (healthcare cost), but this will be improving as company grows and we hire more employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Place to Work - 5 *"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyscanner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Great benefits (including home country working, buying extra holidays etc).
    Share scheme
    Exposure to new technology

    Cons

    Pace of change within the business can be rapid.

    Advice to Management

    Throughout my journey at Skyscanner I've been well supported and my managers have provided me with the right level of challenge, and helped me progress in areas that interest me. Much appreciated and keep it up :)


  10. "Great culture and enviroment"

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

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

    Pros

    Skyscanner really looks after it's employees, the culture they have created makes it a great place to work. They have really good benefits and a fantastic working environment.

    Cons

    I did feel they could do better at reflecting the day time is precious value as I feel that some people did work too many hours. People could do better at getting away from their desks for a lunch break.


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