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LateRooms.com Overview

Manchester, England
51 to 200 employees
1999
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
LateRooms.com was born in Salford, Greater Manchester in 1999, starting life as an 'on the day for the day' booking site for unsold hotel rooms.

Today, it’s the UK’s leading online accommodation site ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Read the latest update on our engineering blog. Jasmeet Khalsa gives an overview of his time with us after completing his graduate placement in IT: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQTVM

    My software engineering internship

    My name is Jaz and I have been the Software Engineering Intern at LateRooms/Malvern Group for the past year. The company LateRooms is a hotel reservations site that has been around since 1999. The office itself is in the Peninsula Building in Manchester and caters for many amazing city

  • Last Friday the LateRooms office welcomed 38 children for our annual "Bring your kids to work day". We're still recovering from the chaos!

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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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    Pros

    LateRooms is and always has been a fun place to work. The people are great and the culture is collaborative and inclusive.

    The people don’t take themselves too seriously, and you are always given opportunities to try new things or come up with new ideas. This ethos has continued in the new direction that we are taking, in reinventing our business and strategy to adapt to the changing market.

    The career progression is great, with my role evolving over the years bringing lots of different opportunities. The business moves at a fast pace, meaning that we often see a lot of change and that can be difficult for some. Personally, I view that as a positive as it has brought so much more variety to my career than I would have experienced elsewhere.

    Cons

    At times the business has felt a little directionless and didn’t seem to have a true identity. Constant change is hard and in trying to keep ahead of a fast paced market, you are always going to experience large amounts of ambiguity. Often that has meant that the communication hasn't been at it's best, and people have felt confused about how to add value or felt that their time has been wasted on projects that became low priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key – make sure that everyone understands the direction and feels that they are part of the journey. Celebrate successes more and keep momentum with key priorities.

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LateRooms.com Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at LateRooms.com (Manchester, England) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Pair programming exercise with a 30 min time limit, 1 to 1 interview to discuss your development experience focusing primarily on how much unpaid out of hours self training you did per week and how much Test Driven Development experience you had. There was also an emphasis on peer pressure to attend regular weekend developer TDD conferences (in London) again unpaid and expected to be self funded as far as entrance tickets, hotels etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly C sharp/TDD questions, also they want to know if you have worked on any large user base commercial websites before.   Answer Question
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LateRooms.com Awards & Accolades

  • Medium to Large Digital Business of the Year, Digital Entrepreneur Awards, 2017
  • Advertising Campaign of the Year, Travel Marketing Awards, 2017
  • Best Accommodation site, Travel Mole Web Awards, 2017
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