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Skyscanner Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2019

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3.6
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69%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Bryan Dove
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supportive of work/life balance(in 26 reviews)

  • "There are many inspiring and great leaderships to learn from, flexible working environment as they put trust in each people to be productive(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too much consensus decision-making: I'm not sure why they keep promoting this tribe/squad structuring when tribe leads refuse to lead and do their job(in 10 reviews)

  • "Career progression, especially progress beyond a senior engineer, is not very transparent(in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great culture, modern practices"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyscanner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is transparency, flexibility and mutual respect amongst the people I meet. The office is great, and issues with work blockers or IT are both addressed really promptly.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of ambiguity in terms of what is required to get advancement, but that is I suppose both a good and a bad thing.

    Skyscanner2015-12-02
  2. "Ambitious company"

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    Current Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super smart people to learn from Support provided Opportunities

    Cons

    Hard work and demanding Not for everyone

    Skyscanner2019-07-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, great learning but extremely agile"

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      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.

      Advice to Management

      Value talent. And dissent.

      Skyscanner2019-07-01
    • Helpful (4)

      "When it's good, it's great. When it's bad...it breaks you"

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      Current Employee - Senior Designer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      It's one of the few moral companies in tech, and the people you work with keep you honest. It's astonishing how easily everyone collaborates - you can sit down with people from commercial, marketing, engineering, product and just come up with amazing ideas for things without any barriers.

      Cons

      Progression and promotion is really bad. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to reward, and any internal changes just end up rewarding the exact people who already get recognition. Especially in design there's very little career movement in the low and middle end of the team, and recognition seems mainly tied to being given the right project.

      Advice to Management

      Address inconsistent recognition, especially for women in the team. Ask why it is that designer rarely get called up during company-wide reward exercises.

      Skyscanner2019-07-04
    • Helpful (5)

      "No clear career progression in senior roles"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Skyscanner full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Work life balance Profitable opportunity to travel because of so many offices

      Cons

      Absolutely unclear career progression after senior roles Too many organisational change with zero reasoning

      Advice to Management

      Please relook at organization chart Some squads have minimal impact, you dont need We are really bad at Engineering operations Office Politics has crept in in engineering at least

      Skyscanner2019-06-20
    • "Superb company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Skyscanner full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Excellent work life balance. Brilliant people to work with and a very supportive company environment

      Cons

      A lot of meetings and constant changes happening but they always try to be transparent with how they work with regular townhall and different channel to listen to feedback

      Skyscanner2019-06-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "A great company with a great culture!"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Skyscanner full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - A lot of clever people to learn from - Great Tech Stack

      Cons

      - Work/Life Balance can be an issue sometimes - Too fast paced sometimes and changes goals quite often

      Skyscanner2019-06-06
    • Helpful (10)

      "Some great people, offices and benefits, but serious cultural issues in Growth"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Skyscanner full-time

      Pros

      Great offices, great benefits, lots of smart people really committed to being 'traveller first'

      Cons

      Highly negative culture in Growth - if you're not delivering revenue, you aren't valued; things are done a certain way, and while lip service is paid to being agile, leadership avoids change; progression is based on either who likes you, or if you (generally more by accident than design) managed to drive significant revenue. Genuine team contribution is not valued - if you don't sell yourself, hard - you won't make it....

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      Skyscanner2019-06-07
    • Helpful (6)

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

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      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
    • "Great place to be, good culture and bleeding edge techs"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Barcelona
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      I've been at Skyscanner for more than 3 years and every day is like the first. The culture of the company is great and the environment favours personal development while working on very interesting problems. The technologies used are always at the bleeding edge and everyone is always open to improve things (either techs or processes). I've grown a lot professionally here and I have now a view of how to do things properly...

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      Cons

      Not sure if this is a Cons, but things here change quite quickly, so be ready to work on a changing and challenging environment.

      Skyscanner2019-05-17
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