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Skyscanner Overview

Edinburgh, Scotland
1001 to 5000 employees
2003
Unknown
Travel Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Skyscanner is the world's travel search engine site, saving you time and money by finding the best travel options wherever you want to go.

We are free and unbiased - over 80 million travellers around the world trust us each month to help ... Read more

Mission: Skyscanner is a global travel meta search engine enjoying phenomenal growth right now. Behind our brand is a culture of continual innovation and we’re doing great things to drive transformation in online travel search. We’re proud to employ the best in the ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Skyscanner's Eileen Rogers knows a thing or two about sales; from her job as a human pop-up banner to guiding a top tennis coach through a modern art purchase, she’s bringing everything she’s learnt to her role as the Design Lead for our Modern Advertising Tribe. Read about her journey — and her vision for genuinely traveller-centric ads - on our dedicated marketing blog #mustreads #advertising #design #UX #creative #modern #journey #sales

    Designing the change you want to see in the world - or, My Life in Advertising

    Skyscanner's Eileen Rogers knows a thing or two about sales; from her job as a human pop-up banner to guiding a top tennis coach through a modern art purchase, she's bringing everything she's learnt to her role as the design lead for Skyscanner's Modern Advertising Tribe.

  • Say hello to our brand new look!

    We're still the same Skyscanner, but we've got a new mission - to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.

    What does that actually mean? We want to look after our planet so future generations get to explore it, too.

    Read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0Ii

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    Leading the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. A new logo. A new typeface. A new colour scheme. But our commitment to putting you, our travellers, first will never change and remains at the very heart of who we are as a company.

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Skyscanner – Why Work For Us?


Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site, a place where people are inspired to plan and book direct from millions of travel options at the best prices.

We are unbiased and free, which means that the 80 million people who use us every month can trust our comprehensive range of flight, hotel and car hire options.

Our secret is in our unique proprietary technology that connects people directly to everything the travel industry has to offer. We also power travel search for over 1,200 partners through our Skyscanner for Business products.

We’re a high-growth business with a simple aim: to inspire travellers around the world and make travel search as easy as possible through our world-class technology.

Our highly-rated free mobile app has been downloaded over 80 million times. We're global but local and our products are available in over 30 languages and 70 currencies.

Founded in 2003, we employ over 1,000 staff, with offices in Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Miami, Shenzhen, Singapore and Sofia. Skyscanner is part of the Ctrip group.

Skyscanner is always free for travellers and we never charge travellers commission. We work with our airline and online travel agent partners in a number of ways: some partners agree to give Skyscanner a commission for every booking made through us or for every time travellers visit a partner’s website. Other partners advertise on the Skyscanner website and app. We always make sure any adverts are labelled or separate from any search results so users know exactly what’s what.

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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    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyscanner full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Most engaged and available exec team I have ever worked with
    - Teams are truly empowered to deliver impact and adapt how they work

    Cons

    - facing the typical challenges of a company going through this stage of growth

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Skyscanner Interviews

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    Software Development Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Skyscanner (London, England) in May 2019.

    Interview

    2 hours of preliminary Telephone / zoom interview and 4 hours of F2F interview . One drawback is the phone screen of 2 hours was on a video call which meant that I had to find 2 hours of continuous time with the video call setup which can be difficult within working hours.

    Interview Questions

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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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