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LateRooms.com Overview

Manchester, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Business Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Booking.com
At LateRooms.com we’re all about making your events and occasions happen – bringing moments to life.

Because as the UK’s leading hotel booking specialist, we’re behind all kinds of meaningful ... Read more

LateRooms.com Reviews

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    "The People Make It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
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    I worked at LateRooms.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some of the most talented, friendly, dedicated and passionate people I've ever worked with. On the whole, it was a pleasant environment and the PAs worked tirelessly to ensure delivery of events & engagement activities.

    I will miss LateRooms.

    Cons

    In my particular role there was limited scope for progression. You also find that it can become "dead mans shoes"... Some employees in more senior roles were overpaid for the work that they were performing/expected to complete and so found that the golden handcuffs kept them in place which was frustrating for the more active, driven people below them. It could be stifling at times.

    There were often periods of a lack of focus, or direction, and the general consensus was that no one felt that they knew what they were striving to achieve, which was a shame, as with the appropriate calling, employees would have reacted and were more than capable of delivering on any project given.

    There were a lot of "closed door" conversations, which was unsettling for everyone, with little communication from the SLT to middle management, and in turn to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people development - there was little available for employees / middle management with the primary focus being on the leadership team, and little ROI was visible to the rest of the company.

    Communicate more - employees are passionate about what they do and can deliver, but often feel that they are being purposefully omitted from key conversations, or worse, misled.

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LateRooms.com Interviews

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    Senior Developer Interview

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at LateRooms.com in January 2016.

    Interview

    Telephone Interview, discuss resume, career to date, technologies used, self learning and interests, talk about role, company, culture, people and opportunities available.
    Good modern and progressive process, with ability to collaboratively showcase knowledge at 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Teleconference with lead and senior develpers over Resume and experience, covering skill sets, positions held, self learning and interests in new technologies, and agile methods used. Discused what would be expected at 2nd interview.
      Good interview process, a lot more progressive than other companies that are stuck with archaic processes of Technical tests, followed by silly questions about CV rather than the role, career progression and development opps.  
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    Reasons for Declining

    Call to 2nd interview, offered another position elsewhere.

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Company Updates

  • Our Head of Comms shares her 8 must-know hotel hacks for your next business trip! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI8gQ

    8 must-know hotel hacks for your next business trip

    If you travel regularly for business, chances are you've already found a few of your own hotel hacks to get the most from your room whilst away. And you've probably even got a case pre-packed with essentials, on standby and ready to go at a moment's notice to cut down on the time you spend unpacking and re-packing (and unpacking, and re-packing, and unpacking...).

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LateRooms.com Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Customer Service, British Travel Awards, 2014
  • Best Hotel Booking Company (Bronze), British Travel Awards, 2014
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