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LateRooms.com Overview

Manchester, England
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Business Service
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At LateRooms.com we’re all about making your events and occasions happen – bringing moments to life.

Because as the UK’s leading hotel booking specialist, we’re behind all kinds of meaningful ... Read more

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  • Our Head of Comms shares her 8 must-know hotel hacks for your next business trip! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI8gQ

    8 must-know hotel hacks for your next business trip

    If you travel regularly for business, chances are you've already found a few of your own hotel hacks to get the most from your room whilst away. And you've probably even got a case pre-packed with essentials, on standby and ready to go at a moment's notice to cut down on the time you spend unpacking and re-packing (and unpacking, and re-packing, and unpacking...).

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LateRooms.com – Why Work For Us?


At LateRooms.com we’re all about making your events and occasions happen – bringing moments to life.

Because as the UK’s leading hotel booking specialist, we’re behind all kinds of meaningful moments.

We make family get togethers great, football away trips a blast, important business trips a breeze…

After all, no one ever booked a hotel without a reason. 

So whatever that reason is, we make it happen.

We’re a leading digital business used by millions of people every day looking for that ideal stay. We know hotels inside out, and are just as tuned into why our bookers are going away as we are to where they stay. 

A little bit of LateRooms.com history

LateRooms.com was born in Salford, Greater Manchester in 1999, starting life as an 'on the day for the day' booking site for unsold rooms. By 2007 we had joined the world's leading leisure travel group, TUI Travel PLC. We're still loving life here in Manchester today, now offering over 65,000 properties worldwide with more UK hotels than anybody else.

And these days you can still book on the day of your stay, naturally, but also up to a whole year in advance - to make things nice and flexible for you.

Oh, and we've picked up some lovely awards along the way...

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Our passion

Understanding hotels inside out – and being just as tuned into why our bookers are going away as we are to where they stay - means knowing what’s going on, where and when. Staying up-to-date. In the know.

So we’re always looking for switched-on, creative folk to join us here in Manchester.

Talented, innovative and fun-loving people who are ready to dive straight in and help keep us in tune, on our toes and moving leaps and bounds in the hotel and travel industry. 

 

Our People

We’re thinkers, doers and innovators; challengers, supporters and motivators; travellers, laughers, sometimes even dancers (if you catch us on a Friday night!).


Our Place

Our swanky, eco-friendly office is just 22.57 seconds from Manchester Arena (yep, we’ve timed it), with 360° views over Manchester (and erm… Strangeways).

Think you can make it happen for us? Then take a look at careers.laterooms.com or get in touch and say hello.

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Nice-to-Knows

  • LateRooms.com is part of TUI Travel PLC,
    alongside the likes of Thomson, First Choice and more

  • LateRooms.com has more UK hotels than
    anybody else, and over 65,000 worldwide

  • We’re Manchester born and bred, and still
    here in our favourite city today

  • From bookings to Beyonce… we’re so close
    to Manchester Arena we can hear bands sound checking

  • We’re proud to be award-winners across
    our business, from I.T. to marketing to our contact centre

  • …but what matters most is our customers,
    who’ve voted us Best Hotel Booking Company
    in the British Travel Awards for that last two years running.

LateRooms.com Reviews

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    I worked at LateRooms.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some of the most talented, friendly, dedicated and passionate people I've ever worked with. On the whole, it was a pleasant environment and the PAs worked tirelessly to ensure delivery of events & engagement activities.

    I will miss LateRooms.

    Cons

    In my particular role there was limited scope for progression. You also find that it can become "dead mans shoes"... Some employees in more senior roles were overpaid for the work that they were performing/expected to complete and so found that the golden handcuffs kept them in place which was frustrating for the more active, driven people below them. It could be stifling at times.

    There were often periods of a lack of focus, or direction, and the general consensus was that no one felt that they knew what they were striving to achieve, which was a shame, as with the appropriate calling, employees would have reacted and were more than capable of delivering on any project given.

    There were a lot of "closed door" conversations, which was unsettling for everyone, with little communication from the SLT to middle management, and in turn to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people development - there was little available for employees / middle management with the primary focus being on the leadership team, and little ROI was visible to the rest of the company.

    Communicate more - employees are passionate about what they do and can deliver, but often feel that they are being purposefully omitted from key conversations, or worse, misled.

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LateRooms.com Interviews

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    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at LateRooms.com in January 2016.

    Interview

    Telephone Interview, discuss resume, career to date, technologies used, self learning and interests, talk about role, company, culture, people and opportunities available.
    Good modern and progressive process, with ability to collaboratively showcase knowledge at 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Teleconference with lead and senior develpers over Resume and experience, covering skill sets, positions held, self learning and interests in new technologies, and agile methods used. Discused what would be expected at 2nd interview.
      Good interview process, a lot more progressive than other companies that are stuck with archaic processes of Technical tests, followed by silly questions about CV rather than the role, career progression and development opps.  
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    Reasons for Declining

    Call to 2nd interview, offered another position elsewhere.

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LateRooms.com Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Customer Service, British Travel Awards, 2014
  • Best Hotel Booking Company (Bronze), British Travel Awards, 2014
  • Best Hotel Booking Company, British Travel Awards, 2013
  • Best APAC Online Travel Agency (AsiaRooms.com), Travel Mole, 2013
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