Skyscanner Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated 12 Oct 2019

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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is also a strong selling point - working from home policies are very flexible and there's no expectation to work long hours(in 43 reviews)

  • "Schedule flexibility, work from home country or another office(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Squad leads (except a few) are total bullies(in 15 reviews)

  • "Senior management is very distanced from the rest of the company(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, amazing place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    great culture, low pressured environment, everyone is easy to talk too, really promotes diversity, good environment

    Cons

    career progression and review periods

    Skyscanner2019-07-16
  2. Helpful (21)

    "Avoid if you want to do engineering instead of talking engineering"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skyscanner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall friendly people to talk to. Some smart people who know their domain. You are exposed to AWS quite a lot.

    Cons

    Software engineering management is very poor. Software development is more about talking than doing. Hesitance to do any major changes. No way for career progression even if you are doing your job well, as knowing the right people is the only way forward. Many non-engineering tasks.

    Skyscanner2019-07-04
  3. Helpful (16)

    "Product Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skyscanner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Flexible working -Great offices, especially the Edinburgh one -Good range of benefits and perks

    Cons

    -Constant changes -Heavy politics -Slow career progression -Poor and arrogant mid- managers -Too much performance pressure, high stress levels

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    Skyscanner2018-01-05
  4. Helpful (22)

    "Great company culture, poor engineering culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyscanner full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits, well looked after and thought about in terms of people - Open, transparent comms and business direction - Flexible work/life balance - Nice offices / rooms / desks - Good range of benefits

    Cons

    Overhyped by the job agent who assured me I won't have worked at a company before with a culture as good as Skyscanner. Wrong. It's like any other company yet with a poor engineering culture and management (in the London Office). It thinks it's an agile culture, but it's a long way off. Very enterprise-like in many respects... - Very little autonomy - Lots of upfront design and documentation, sign-off - Isolated squads, people working individually (almost expected so) - Micro-management, bureaucracy - Code first, test later If you want to learn how to become a good developer/engineer this isn't the company to do so. Products are long and progress slowly as do decisions around them. Career progression is slow and lacks visibility. Too much dependency on being liked by managers (who are a large part of the problem) rather than just being good at what you do. Too much chain of command/feedback as part of it. Poor hiring policy. Seem to value CV titles from large enterprise companies, which affects the culture hugely.

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    Skyscanner2017-10-16

    Skyscanner Response

    October 31, 2017Skyscanner Team

    Thanks for your feedback. You call out a number places where you see the opportunity for positive change and we’d really appreciate you giving us the chance to explore these with you further. Please contact any member of the People team or broader management team to have a two-way dialogue about the points you raised, so that you can contribute to building an even better workplace.

  5. "Great company, not so great people"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skyscanner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Startup culture, modern office and lots of free food

    Cons

    Career progression is extremely slow unless you are favored by your managers Too much performance pressure

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    Skyscanner2017-09-26

    Skyscanner Response

    October 3, 2017Skyscanner Team

    We appreciate your suggestion that we could do a better job of giving people the opportunity to move between teams. We’ve been working hard to improve and streamline the process for doing so. Thanks for your feedback.

  6. Helpful (12)

    "Not a good company if you want to progress in your career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skyscanner full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hour, work from home, work from home country and different company offices, relatively low levels of stress

    Cons

    Career progression is impossible unless you're not Brit working at the HQ or with many friends in the organization. Unfortunately, many managers have no people management skills at all.

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    Skyscanner2019-10-12
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fun, great learning but extremely agile"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Skyscanner full-time

    Pros

    Great people, huge focus on adding new skills, innovative.

    Cons

    Too many changes, too often. No career progression path.

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    Skyscanner2019-07-01

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