Compare Lonely Planet vs REA Group BETA

See how working at Lonely Planet vs. REA Group compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Lonely Planet vs. REA Group. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lonely Planet

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REA Group

Employee Ratings

  • REA Group scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 94 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 141 reviews)
REA Group employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.3
Career Opportunities
3.1
REA Group employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
REA Group employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.4
REA Group employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.1
Senior Management
3.0
REA Group employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
3.6
REA Group employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lonely Planet Ceo Luis Cabrera
47%
47%Luis Cabrera
CEO Approval
REA Group Ceo Owen Wilson
61%
61%Owen Wilson
REA Group employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
42%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
REA Group employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 30% higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
16%
Positive Business Outlook
36%
REA Group employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 20% higher than Lonely Planet employees rated theirs.

Salaries

REA Group has 169 more total submitted salaries than Lonely Planet.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Developer4 Salaries
A$106,556/yr
Project Manager1 Salaries
A$109,226/yr
Editor4 Salaries
A$59,546/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Developer18 Salaries
A$96,863/yr
Product Manager6 Salaries
A$124,996/yr
Designer2 Salaries
A$129,109/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Lonely Planet.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at REA Group.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Lonely Planet.
  • "Restructure" was the most mentioned Con at REA Group.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
"Great brand"(in 7 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 15 reviews)
"Great culture"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 7 reviews)
"Senior leadership"(in 5 reviews)
Cons
"Restructure"(in 10 reviews)
"Middle management"(in 8 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Editor

I worked at Lonely Planet full-time

Pros

I've seen other reviews complaining about parts of the business I never interacted with, and I should say that my experience was in an office that is now closed so I don't know what it's like in... their other offices around the world. My personal experience, though, was great. My overriding impression was that the managers genuinely cared about their staff and wanted to do right by them. I felt supported and I felt like my work was appreciated. I almost never worked overtime (and I got paid for it if I did). I got to have some say in the work I was given. Honestly, I feel like these things should be a given anywhere, but they're not, and it's to Lonely Planet's credit that they operate in this way.

Cons

They closed my office and made everyone (including me) redundant in the wake of Covid-19. I was ready to stay there long-term if I could, so I'm sad that they felt there was no way to salvage the... situation.

Current Employee - Technical Lead

I have been working at REA Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good culture, advanced tech, a good level of autonomy

Cons

Slow decision making across the company (priorities, product, etc.)

Job Postings

REA Group has 35 more recently posted open jobs than Lonely Planet.