Skyscanner Reviews

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Skyscanner Chief Executive Officer  John Mangelaars
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  • "The company shows empathy in the wellbeing of it's employees(awesome work-life balance)(in 68 reviews)

  • "The culture at Skyscanner is excellent(in 59 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Diversity is one of the weakest points for Skyscanner(in 46 reviews)

  • "This then causes frustration when a squad is forced to have to interact with another(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
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      Fantastic culture

      Mar 9, 2022 - Engineer 
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      Pros

      Skyscanner is people first and I am so grateful to work for a company that truly cares.

      Cons

      As we have been working from home due to the pandemic, some of the culture has been lost which is inevitable but it would be great to see more company events and social activities to bring people together again now it is safe to do so

      3 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      May 8, 2022 - Business Analytics Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance and opportunity to have a deep impact in the company.

      Cons

      I can't think of any.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very humane place to work on an interesting problem space

      May 22, 2022 - Senior Product Designer in London, England
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      Pros

      - A lot of smart people that you can keep learning from - Great work life balance and hybrid working is very well executed - The company really cares about your wellbeing, your humanity is respected - When you demonstrate ability, you're being trusted with problems/projects of ever increasing scope and impact - Great compensation package and base compensation in product design - New office location and set up is going to be rad!

      Cons

      - Pet unfriendly London office - Lots of change in design leadership in the last couple of years - Lots of new people come in and compromise gains and rewrite strategy just to have something to list in their resume - Too many times the first iteration of something is the only iteration of something; some product managers love flaunting that they've shipped something, that they have run N number of experiments - and deemed experiment a failure after heavily descoping and compromising the spirit of the concept - Lots of red tape - in terms of promotions and career growth(Senior to Principle is notoriously difficult) AND in terms of everything else (any extra curricular initiative dwindles as there's an insane amount of bureaucracy required to get it done)

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best place I've ever worked

      Apr 28, 2022 - Engineering Leader in London, England
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      Pros

      Amazing passionate people who care about not just how they can make an impact on the company and achieve great things but how to grow and support people.

      Cons

      Sometimes can get caught in loops of introspection and discussions on how to iterate and improve on things.

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Supportive structure

      Apr 21, 2022 - Senior Business Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      Positive culture provide support for learning Talented people with great ideas

      Cons

      Constant change in execs team Slow growth

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It used to be an amazing place

      Apr 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Incredibly talented colleagues, old leadership (pre-Moshe) was amazing.

      Cons

      Too many politics, zero viable strategy post-covid, average leadership, pay below market.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      On the up again

      Apr 10, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      - Travel is recovering and the company is getting back on track as it does - Great ground level culture, with a committed diversity lead in Jenna - Salary ranges were reassessed in March 2022, with Scotland now competitive again - The focus during covid of trimming excess services and tech is starting to show a positive effect - Great positive and proactive attitude by Office Managers. Most people still like to spend half the week at home, but the time in the office is good because of the people who put the effort in to make it so

      Cons

      - Too many pieces of work in progress at one time leads to slower overall progress - A higher than healthy percentage of junior experience engineering managers leads to them having few good examples to emulate. Hiring drive in progress should help

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great people and potential, dividing policies

      Apr 26, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      People are generally nice, interested and interesting. Compensation is almost at top market. Seemed open and transparent in making decisions

      Cons

      Remote work flexibility: So SO many great minds have left the company, thanks to external job opportunities that offer full remote flexibility. And again, it’s probably due to the fact that they will be able to choose when to go to the office and when not to, compared to the 2 days per week per skyscanner official guidelines. Career progression is another topic: to get a promotion you have to work as next level for at least 6 months. Which becomes very easily 1y considering that planning is required to meet the metrics.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company, loads of turmoil

      Apr 1, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Interesting problems - People focused culture - Good work life balance - Opportunities to rotate around and progress your career

      Cons

      - Young management, immature at timescales - Sometimes bureaucracy gets in the way - Strong opposition to offer full remote positions

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company, does the right thing by employees

      Mar 25, 2022 - Team Leader in Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Pros

      Culture Openness and Transparency Diversity Opportunity to re shape world of travel

      Cons

      Fast paced, may not suit everyone

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    Skyscanner has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 485 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Skyscanner to a friend and 51% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Skyscanner employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Skyscanner. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

    74% of Skyscanner employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Skyscanner 4.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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