Secret Escapes Reviews

Updated 8 Jun 2020

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Secret Escapes Co-founder & CEO Alex Saint (no image)
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41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food in the office, including free lunches, unlimited soft drinks and free alcoholic drinks every Friday(in 11 reviews)

  • "Flexible working, really great company for work/life balance(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing people and amazing company"

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

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

    Pros

    A company really going places and constantly innovating. If you have an idea and its backed by data you can work on it. People are also amazing and very friendly.

    Cons

    Salaries a quite low compared to the industry average and I don't see that improving anytime soon

  2. "Great culture and lot's of responsibility"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Management in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Secret Escapes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The people are what I loved most about the company, and I have built many lasting friendships at SE - If you put in the work there is always room for Growth and progression

    Cons

    - The company has grown considerably over the last few years and is at risk of losing some of it's character

  3. "The best place I've worked at"

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

    I have been working at Secret Escapes full-time

    Pros

    I love working for SE, it's an engaging place to work, the people are great and we're encouraged to be innovative and think big. It's amazing working in a place with so many cultures and languages in one place. I feel empowered and challenged on every project I work on and I learn something new everyday. We are encouraged to meditate, take breaks and have a good balance in our lives, I love it!

    Cons

    It can be hard work at times, but it's ultimately so rewarding, and you feel like you're always growing as a person and employee.

  4. "Not bad overall, but..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Production Coordinator in London, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young and multicultural atmosphere, possibility to work from home, flexible working hours Free office breakfast and Friday drinks, travel discounts and credits Office meditation and social activities

    Cons

    The role is not challenging, there's no space for creativity Poor chance of progression

  5. "Cool company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trading Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and office, good team spirit

    Cons

    HR organisation is messy and they don't really know what to do. Salary is a bit low, difficult to be rewarded when doing a good job

  6. "Great company and benefits!"

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

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

    Pros

    Secret Escapes is a brilliant place to work! They're super flexible and every ones so friendly and the benefits for employees are great and the hard work of everyone doesn't go unnoticed

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons!

    Secret Escapes Response

    February 10, 2020Talent Administrator

    Thanks so much for your review! It's great to hear that you have a flexible work-life balance!

  7. "Most wonderful workplace"

    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 Secret Escapes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are great here, everyone is so friendly. The senior management are easily approachable, and everyones voices are heard. The office has such a great vibe and I really feel that I can be my self.

    Cons

    There are no cons in my opinion

  8. "Best place I've worked!!"

    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 Secret Escapes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Too many to list.. but top of the list I would say is people!! We really have the best people throughout the company, people genuinely care and are super social! The London office where I am based is super, such a great environment and we are well taken care of! The higher management are all incredibly approachable, whatever your role is within the company they are always open to chat about anything! The perks.. the food, the healthcare, the drinks, the meditation, the quiet room, pool tables and ping pong, the epic parties... honestly, Secret Escapes loves to take care of their employees and it is clear to see! Can't recommend this place enough!

    Cons

    I am struggling to think of any cons to be honest! Yes, it is fast-paced and busy...but that is part of the enjoyment of being here! You see the business changing and developing right in front of your eyes and I am so grateful to be a part of the Secret Escapes journey!

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    Secret Escapes Response

    February 10, 2020Talent Administrator

    Thanks so much for the kind review, we love the fact that you feel as though SE take care of their employees and that the perks aren't going unnoticed!

  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Secret Escapes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tasks are well shaped and goals driven role. Great culture environement.

    Cons

    Not really having any cons.

    Secret Escapes Response

    February 10, 2020Talent Administrator

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review SE! We love the fact that you feel as though the tasks are well shaped and enjoy the culture/working environment.

  10. "Good and fun"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, Not boring, Diverse, Free food, Fast paced

    Cons

    Lots of work, Deadlines, Busy

    Secret Escapes Response

    February 10, 2020Talent Administrator

    We love getting honest feedback, thanks so much for taking the time to review! It's great to hear you enjoy the office culture! Secret Escapes is growing so it is a fast paced environment, however if your work load is unmanageable please speak to HR & your line manager directly to help.

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