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Hythe, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
1983
Company - Private
Travel Agencies
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Holiday Extras is a 30+ year old company with the mentality of a start up, based in the heart of the Kentish countryside. It is a Sunday Times 100 Best Company to Work For (a whopping 11 times!).

We’re the UK market leader for travel add-ons - with ... Read more

Mission: HX's mission is to 'make every trip a better trip'. Every person here works hard each day to do just that. Our People Mission is to make HX a truly amazing place to work and learn. As a result we have a reputation for being an ... Read more

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Holiday Extras CEO Matthew Pack
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78 Ratings
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    "HX: it's all about people"

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    I have been working at Holiday Extras part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are so many positives about working at HX, you can sometimes and forget and take for granted that they’re not available at many other companies. Their approach to flexible working is hugely valuable - it means I can balance having a family and a job and not feel guilty about it. It’s not just the convenience it offers but also the sense of trust and value you feel, knowing that you have the freedom to manage your own time and work. It also means I’m working when I’m most productive, which is good for everyone.

    Playing to your strengths and interests is key at HX and I’ve definitely benefited from this, being involved in some interesting and fulfilling projects that really stretch and develop you. When I’ve had a passion or idea that I want to pursue, I’ve always been encouraged and supported - we’re not afraid to experiment at HX which is hugely satisfying.

    The move to company and team OKRs over the past year has really provided much needed clarity on our business priorities. In my team in particular, we’ve seen some tangible strides in projects we’ve been working on and it’s a great way of bringing everyone together to achieve common goals. HX never rests on its laurels and is always looking to improve.

    HX’s biggest pro however are its people. If you ever need help with someone, there is always one or more willing to help - that doesn’t happen everywhere and the effect of this can’t be underestimated. The fantastic team events that HX puts on really fosters this, the recent HX party and fireworks being a perfect example of this.

    Cons

    We work fast at HX - it means we get things done which is great for everyone, especially our customers. Prioritising can some times be an issue although we're getting better now we've moved to using OKRS.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain the culture of trust that exists at HX and keep encouraging managers to empower their teams to play to their strengths. We have some fantastic talent and expertise and by continuing supporting and developing them in this way means they and the business can continue to be successful and grow.

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Holiday Extras Photos

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Holiday Extras photo of: Our Finance Team volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
Holiday Extras photo of: Our Finance Team volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
Holiday Extras photo of: Our Finance Team volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
Holiday Extras photo of: Our Finance Team volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
Holiday Extras photo of: Our Finance Team volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
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Holiday Extras Interviews

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    PPC Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hythe, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Holiday Extras (Hythe, Kent, South East England, England (UK)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Was contacted roughly a week after applying and asked to attend an Assessment day the following week.Assesment day consisted of an hour long maths test and then a group presentation.

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Company Updates

  • Yay! We won 'Holiday Essentials Company of The Year' & 'Car Hire Supplier of The Year' at the TTG Travel Awards. Well done everyone!

    —30+ days ago
  • Very proud to be a finalist for the 'Best Flexible Working Initiative' at the Working Families Special Awards. Shows our ongoing commitment to flexible working.

    —30+ days ago
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Holiday Extras Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Best Companies Group, 2017
  • Best Companies Special Award for Wellbeing, Best Companies Group, 2017
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