Secret Escapes FAQ

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24 English questions out of 24

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

yoga, massages, manicures, meditation, discounts

8 November 2019

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19 November 2019

Does Secret Escapes offer parental leave?

Pros

+ Hack weeks + Responsibilities + Inclusive meetings + Humorous and smart colleagues + Management cares + Work/Life Balance + Location + Food Options + Culture + Office facilities

Cons

Some perks apply after a year of service

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work helping employees maintain a healthy work/life balance and flexibility in working. Also don't stop looking at ways it can be improved too.

+ Hack weeks

19 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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27 February 2019

Does Secret Escapes offer a wellness program?

Pros

Professional, hard working and smart people, informal environment and investments on employee mental wellness

Cons

none relevant that I can think of

Advice to Management

so far nothing to say, keep the clear and constant communication with the employees

Professional, hard working and smart people, informal environment and investments on employee mental wellness

27 February 2019

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24 August 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Secret Escapes?

Pros

Very caring about the staff, good vibe and great opportunities to grow internally

Cons

Start up vibe that can sometimes be a bit messy in terms of processes

Very caring about the staff, good vibe and great opportunities to grow internally

24 August 2020

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