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Skyscanner Overview

Edinburgh, Scotland
1001 to 5000 employees
2003
Unknown
Travel Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable

Mission: To lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.

Company Updates

  • Skyscanner’s design system, ‘Backpack’, played a crucial role in enabling our recent brand refresh. In the latest post on our Engineering blog, Shaun Donnelly looks at how having a design system helped Skyscanner with its makeover— and could help your business in the same way. Check it out 👇

  • Skyscanner offices with the most Halloween spirit 👻? Definitely Miami and Budapest 👇👌👏 And on this unique holiday, we'd just like to remind you to use Skyscanner to search for frights, motels, and killer car (hire deals)...

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Skyscanner – Why Work With Us?


We're the travel company who puts you first.

When we started in 2003, we set out to do things differently. We wanted to show all flight options in one place, creating a simple alternative to the confusing sites that make travel feel like hard work.

Fast forward to today and we’ve gone from a flight search engine to a global leader in travel. We're proud that more than 100 million people across the world (that's quite a few!) rely on our app and website each month to help them with their travel plans.

Dedicated to making travel as simple as possible, we help each and every one of them find the best options across flights, hotels and car hire to book the perfect trip.

But we’re not stopping there: it's our mission to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.

Travel joy.
It's what we're all about.

We all live in a perpetual state of wanderlust, with difference and distance coming together to create a tonic for the soul.

At Skyscanner, we put travellers at the heart of everything we do and we’re obsessed with turning their travel dreams into reality. And we’re only 1% done!

Highly curious. Highly motivated. Highly skilled. We bring great minds together to make the hard stuff easy for travellers. Are you one them?

Grow with us

We each need to be nothing short of our very best. That’s why we’re big on personal development, having regular feedback conversations with you and offering a wide selection of learning opportunities through Skyscanner University to help you grow as we do.

We won’t put you in a box, either. Want to try something new, broaden your skillset or explore a different discipline? That’s a conversation we’re excited to have with you.

From 0 to 60 million users. Where next?

Skyscanner launched in 2003, when Gareth’s personal skiing obsession collided with a deep frustration (trying to find the best flights to the French alps). He drafted his idea for the company on the back of a beermat while in the pub with two friends – that’s how all great things start, right?

Fast-forward 15 years and more than 60 million people use Skyscanner each month to plan and book their travel. So how did we go from beermat to billion-pound travel brand?


Life at Skyscanner People


Our people. Their passion.


We are proud of what we do and the way we go about it, so it’s really important that we look after and nurture our company culture.

At Skyscanner, we put the traveller first. If it doesn’t work for them, it doesn’t work for us. Share the same passion to create the very best experiences and, in return, we give you challenge, autonomy, development and reward.

We also know how important it is to strike a healthy balance so you can be at your best, own your role and make work, well, work for all of us.

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 Skyscanner musings: check out our blogs

Sharing our successes, failures and learnings is something that's very much embedded in our company culture and we love to share our thoughts externally too.   Code Voyagers is our engineering blog, where you'll find our latest musings on everything from experimentation to code design. The Skyscanner Growth blog looks at the ways in which we're striving towards continued hyper-growth.   Bonus: rather listen than read? We like a podcasts: so much so, we've two of them. Find them on SoundCloud.

Skyscanner Reviews

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    "The best company I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Skyscanner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing place to build products, a very product centric organisation and culture. Building and shipping stuff here is very easy.

    Mission driven company, truly customer centric, all decisions are made in a data driven way with customers at the heart of how we operate

    Great team mates, people here are smart, ambitious and very humble.

    Interesting problems to work on, when you get to a certain level of scale, interesting problem spaces emerge that you wouldn't necessarily get to work on in small startups.

    Cons

    Working across circa 9 offices can sometimes cause communications challenges, but this would be the same in any global tech company and not specific to Skyscanner, it's really up to people to decide what scale of company makes sense for how they like to operate.

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Skyscanner Interviews

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    Graduate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Skyscanner (Edinburgh, Scotland).

    Interview

    During the application I had to suggest an idea that would improve the Skyscanner app.

    The next stage was a programming assessment. This consisted of basic data structure and algorithm questions.

    Finally, I attended the assessment day. This was split into three sections, a teamwork exercise, a one on one algorithm development session and a one on one traditional interview.

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Skyscanner Awards & Accolades

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Deloitte, 2013
  • Travel Brand of the Year, Travolution Awards, 2013
  • Best Use of Search Engine Marketing, Travolution Awards, 2013
  • The Sunday Times Hisco Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Travel Brand of the Year, Travel Marketing Awards, 2013
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