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Secret Escapes Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
2010
Company - Private
Hotel & Resort
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Voyage Privé, Booking.com, Expedia
At Secret Escapes, we negotiate exclusive rates for luxury hand-picked hotels and holidays in the UK and abroad, at up to 60% off the price you'd pay by booking anywhere else. How have we done it? Well, even the most luxurious hotels out there ... Read more

Mission: We’re inspiring the world to escape

Secret Escapes Reviews

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Alex Saint
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  • "Awesome place to work as a Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Dedicated time to work on your own personal development through hack days and personal objectives

    * Everyone is super friendly and always willing to help out

    * Recognition for when you do something good!

    * Constant strive to improve processes and code base

    * Good software development practices (code reviews, TDD, retrospectives etc.)

    * Team rotation ensures things never get too stale

    Cons

    * Application is becoming a bit too large of a Monolith.

    Advice to Management

    Try and grow tech team significantly larger so time can be dedicated to restructuring and splitting up the app into separate services using better languages/frameworks

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Secret Escapes Interviews

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    Internal Communications Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Secret Escapes (London, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I first interviewed for this position in July/August 2017 and was unsuccessful. I had two interviews with three people in total at the London headquarters, which I felt very positive about. Everyone had been very welcoming and communicative before and during the interview. After a second and final interview I felt confident but did not hear anything for a couple of weeks. After chasing I found out a third candidate was now being interviewed and time had been made to interview them, which was obviously not good news for me, however it still took a while (I think three weeks in total) before I found out that I hadn't actually got the job and got feedback from the interviews.

    I saw the job listed again on LinkedIn and got in touch again. I was invited back for interview, this time just one interview with two people from before. I was told more interviews were happening in the next week and I should hear back at the end of the following week. After two weeks I'd heard nothing so emailed but got no reply. A few more days passed so I emailed again, and then received a call which I was unable to answer at the time. The voicemail offered me feedback on the interview, which meant I hadn't go the job. I was annoyed that I had to chase this for a second time, and once again no-one had actually concretely told me I was unsuccessful. It is common not to hear back after an application but very rare and unprofessional not to hear back after a final interview.

    The actual interview process and meeting the interviewers and seeing the place is great, but the complete lack of communication afterwards lets the whole process down. Which is very ironic for a comms position. However it is hard to tell if this is just one person shying away from making the difficult phone call or not.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions on skills and how difficult challenges were overcome and what I'd bring to the current role.   Answer Question
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