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Lonely Planet Overview

Nashville, TN (US)
201 to 500 employees
1972
Company - Private
Travel Agencies
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Competitors

Tripadvisor, Let's Go Publications

Want to sky dive in Ecuador? Travel on the cheap in Chile? Avoid getting devoured by Komodo dragons on your honeymoon? You're not alone. Lonely Planet provides essential tools for the independent traveler, including published books and, very soon, a slew of sexy ... Read more

Mission: We're overhauling our tech and preparing to launch Lonely Planet into the 21st—nay, the 27th century. The goal is to create the world's best destination for travelers, a kind of smart assistant that will be by your side no matter where ... Read more

Lonely Planet Reviews

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    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.

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Lonely Planet Photos

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Lonely Planet Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Lonely Planet.

    Interview

    Three rounds of interviews. The first one was a technical grilling where engineers assessed technical skill for the job. Second round was more senior people that assessed people skills and suitability for the job. The last round was with hiring manager and HR representative to check cultural fit and general HR-ness. Interviews became gradually more relaxed.

    Interview Questions

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