Secret Escapes FAQ

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19 English questions out of 19

8 November 2019

Does Secret Escapes offer massages?

Pros

- Flexible working, really great company for work/life balance - Caring and supportive managers - Free food in the office, including free lunches, unlimited soft drinks and free alcoholic drinks every Friday - Office culture is laid back with great benefits - yoga, massages, manicures, meditation, discounts - A very hardworking environment which keeps you motivated to succeed but yet not too pressurising - On-boarding process is extremely supportive - you can tell before you even start the company that the business completely values it's employees.

Cons

- Sometimes quite a high workload with lots of admin but hard work is noticed amongst your managers

- Office culture is laid back with great benefits - yoga, massages, manicures, meditation, discounts

8 November 2019

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5 February 2020

Does Secret Escapes offer employee discounts?

Pros

The office building in which the Amsterdam office is located is amazing, slap bang in the center of the city. Employees can apply for a small discount on holidays.

Cons

The lack of a clear overview of the Dutch office by a general manager is tangible. Team leads play out their grudges and try to prove themselves over the back of members of their teams. This often results in a stressful work environment in which employees deal with constantly changing procedures (seemingly changed at a whim), being micro-managed and monitored non-stop and a lack of trust between leads and employees. The company values are void in this office. Feedback by multiple staff members regarding workload and juggling too many tasks simultaneously are ignored systematically. Open and honest talks regarding work matters are not followed up or acted on, not even by HR. The result is an office culture in which progress seems unlikely and burnouts and work-related issues are ignored. Some team leads may be great, some employees feel bullied and pressured by others. Staff members come and go and agreements from contract negotiations are ignored.

Advice to Management

Great holidays sell based on great descriptions and copy. Value your Dutch content team and simply check out how many copywriters came and went in the past year. I am sure that you will come to your own conclusions.

Employees can apply for a small discount on holidays.

5 February 2020

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11 September 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Secret Escapes?

Pros

Clear strategy well-communicated values Great career opportunities Free breakfast!

Cons

None really come to mind.

Advice to Management

Keep helping the world to escape!

Great career opportunities

11 September 2018

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29 May 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Secret Escapes?

Pros

- lovely people -> AMAZING PEOPLE! - great office in the heart of Amsterdam - a dream! - great atmosphere - company culture and values (they really live it) - work & life balance - hard work & fun at workplace balance - opportunities for career and personal development - free lunch and food - Friday drinks

Cons

All very positive. Like everywhere some communication fine tuning could be nice. Only point. Salary is bit a low.

Advice to Management

Big thanks first! Especially in crazy times for the industry and Secret Escapes as a company they proved to really live the values and communicated very well! Very much appreciated. Only advice (not for now, but for a future thought): Quality has its price. Maybe adjust salary to attract and keep high potential employees. Anyways, big thanks for this great place to work!

- opportunities for career and personal development

29 May 2020

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28 June 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Secret Escapes?

Pros

Flexible working hours you can chose from and also the days

Cons

Bad management Bad leadership Everything is bad Low pay

Bad leadership

28 June 2019

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