HotelTonight Reviews

Updated 17 Aug 2019

To filter reviews, or .
4.1
74%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
HotelTonight CEO & Co-Founder Sam Shank
Sam Shank
81 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be challenging at times, especially for hourly employees on a set schedule with a limited time of PTO/year(in 10 reviews)

  • "If you're less self directed and do not like a fast paced environment, I would say the environment may not be the best place for you(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great culture, transparent org and a ton of ownership!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HotelTonight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    HotelTonight's culture is something unique - Ask any current or former employer and they will tell you they feel they'll never work for a company with the vibe HT has. On top of that, the level of transparency and ownership is truly amazing, from interns to country managers. So many people start their careers at HT and I can say nobody regrets to do so

    Cons

    Change is constant and in a small office you can feel that even more. Additionally, working with SF may mean staying slightly longer ( work life balance is still ver good) and difficults collaboration and alignment

  2. Helpful (1)

    "I am so proud to work for HotelTonight"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HotelTonight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    What can I say? I've learned so many things at this company. And I am not just talking about sales, account management, forecasting, building excel models etc. I am talking about Values. Transparency, respect, curiosity. We question things and we try to make them better, always with respect. I work with great people that I can call my friends, I am an active part of the decisions that the leadership team makes, and I had the opportunity to grow professionally inside HT, and even after more than 3 years, I still think I have a lot to do here! I truly think this is one of the best companies I could work for.

    Cons

    The headquarters are in SF so most departments are based there and I am sure working in our HQ would be more exciting. BUT, the good thing is that we can go there through our office exchange program!

  3. "Hard working and fun environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HotelTonight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Given the opportunity to have complete ownership of your market(s) from day 1, hence high responsibility and independence - Highly client facing role, which involves being the HotelTonight expert, the Industry expert and the Revenue Management expert for your market(s) - Many opportunities to take part in cross functional projects within the company to hone skills different to those used for the day to day job - Work hard, play hard environment - Amazing people - Many perks such as health insurance, gym membership discount, all day everyday snacks, catered lunch on some days of the week, monthly events.

    Cons

    - One has to be prepared to adapt to change, as the environment is ever changing due to its fast paced nature. This can involve additional work at the very last minute in order to comply with the changes, but on the positive side, this is what makes it as interesting and fun as it is.

    HotelTonight Response

    May 14, 2018CEO

    It makes me so happy to hear that you're loving your role on the Supply team. The ownership that Market Coordinators have over their market(s) is very special and unique, and I'm really proud of the career and skill development opportunities the Supply department has created for the team. And yes, change is a huge part of working at a startup. We change, adapt, and evolve so we can continue growing at a rapid pace and, of course, we learn a ton along the way. Thanks for being a part of the team!

  4. "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HotelTonight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are so many amazing people in the office! There is a great environment that fosters creativity and development and a unique company culture. It is super fun to work here and there is incredible transparency from the leadership team.

    Cons

    Headquarters is located in SF so there is some time difference involved in meetings etc.

    HotelTonight Response

    May 14, 2018CEO

    Thanks so much for the review! Transparency is key to building as quickly as we do, and some of our best ideas come from the team so, as always, send any suggestions my way. Thanks for being a part of HotelTonight!

  5. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HotelTonight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best parts about HotelTonight are: 1) The people. Everyone is bright, driven, and a go-getter. 2) Autonomy. When you join the supply team and take over a market, you OWN the growth of that market, and quickly are given full autonomy to tackle its challenges in the way you see best fit as that city's expert. 3) Culture. We like to work hard, and will always be trying creative new tactics to push our markets forward. At the same time, we also recognize it's important to cultivate other interests outside of your job, and celebrate those.

    Cons

    HotelTonight isn't the place for you if you're not a hustler. The Supply Team roles are incredibly dynamic which is great, but if you're the type that wants the same structure each day and to work within the confines of that structure, it's probably not the best fit.

    HotelTonight Response

    May 14, 2018CEO

    Thanks so much for the review! Our team is made up of some amazing people that I keep learning from every day. Thanks for all your hard work and for helping to make it a great place to work!

  6. "Business Development Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern Business Development in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HotelTonight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    awesome team, office and great opportunities

    Cons

    long internship period before potential job

  7. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HotelTonight for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great company culture - Open environment - Great people that I enjoy working with, but also spending time with outside of the office - Supports learning and development

    Cons

    - Time difference between the different offices sometimes means longer working hours

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Plan less, fire more"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at HotelTonight full-time

    Pros

    Great people, vibrant startup environment, fun perks and a lot of autonomy in junior positions.

    Cons

    The perks, however are not enough to compensate for poor leadership vision and abysmal HR practices. The company had been focused on expanding internationally with marginal investment with all growth expected from supply teams punching above their weight. They set very aggressive hiring goals only to then go and fire 1/5 of their staff when they realised constant growth wasn't sustainable. Sure there is no perfect way to restructure your team, but firing people who have been in the company for more than half of its existence overnight is very poor effort.

    Continue reading

    HotelTonight Response

    November 23, 2015CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. Making the decision to reduce our staff was not easy, but it was necessary for the company in the long term. At a startup especially, it’s critical that we have the right people in the right roles in order to stay on track, and hit our growth and revenue targets. Compounding the difficulty of this decision was that we’ve built an amazing company culture. The people who left made amazing contributions to our success, and we’ll miss them. We’ve made plans to ensure they had as easy a transition as possible, including a generous exit package and assistance finding a new role. HotelTonight is now a more streamlined and focused company. We’re well-equipped to accomplish our mission to help people live a more spontaneous life. The business is doing very well and we’re on track to reach profitability in 2016. We’ll continue innovating and providing value to our customers and hotel partners. We thank everyone who is or has been part of HotelTonight for their contributions, which have been invaluable.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HotelTonight

    Pros

    Startup environment, full of ambitious and helpful people. Working in a super diverse and international environment, with people from several different backgrounds that only contribute to your constant learning and self-improvement.

    Cons

    Sometimes you work more time than you were expecting, but this is what happens when you love what you are doing.

  10. "Poor management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CX Associate in Lisbon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HotelTonight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good coworkers, fun environment with fellow employees, benefits

    Cons

    Unfair and inaccurate metrics. You spend 70% doing tasks that are not counted towards productivity. No time to learn as you get fired within 2 months.

    Continue reading
Found 98 reviews