Skyscanner Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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3.5
58%
Recommend to a Friend
27%
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Skyscanner Chief Executive Officer  Moshe Rafiah (no image)
Moshe Rafiah
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Amazing work life balance where your well-being is always prioritised to the fullest(in 55 reviews)

  • "Flexible working whenever you want and need(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Squad structure isn't for everyone(in 21 reviews)

  • "Competency Framework for career progression was one of the manuals you would never understand as an engineer in one go(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible times for the travel industry but the company treats us well (all things considered)"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After a rocky start, I believe our CEO has taken on advice and is being more transparent and being caring. People are nice and friendly. Benefits are decent. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Uncertainty regarding our jobs (due to covid). Salary is probably slightly below market rate

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  2. "A company with real morals"

    5.0
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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

    They really do care about their staff and their customers

    Cons

    No cons, an excellent company to work for

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  3. "Care about people"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seem to genuinely care about their staff. Open to truly honest conversations

    Cons

    Feels like this brilliant culture has been eroded a little bit since the pandemic started and the gap between the exec and employees has grown a little

  4. "I would recommend Skyscanner to a friend"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Culture - Actively champions Inclusion & Diversity - Good amount of autonomy - Working with smart people - High scale

    Cons

    inspirational senior leadership is lacking

  5. "Modern Tech Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skyscanner full-time

    Pros

    Well recognized and well received tech company. Good culture. Structured. Fast paced and exciting.

    Cons

    Fast pace sometimes comes with change in employee structure and end up hurting hard working employee's feelings. Too much competitiveness among employees causing stealing one another's credits and projects.

  6. "Great Company With Exciting Potential"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work is challenging and there's lots of opportunity to make impact -The company culture has been carefully cutivated and protected, and genuinely values respect, ownership, collaboration and being 'traveller first' in everything we do -Management is very supportive -Exec team is accessible and transparent -The People - I've never worked with such smart and creative individuals -Endless learning opportunities -Very generous compensation/benefits w/ opportunities to gain as the company grows

    Cons

    Not really a "Con", but I will say, similar to other tech companies, it's very fast paced and thing can change often and quickly. To be successful here you have to be adaptable and see change as an opportunity

  7. "Good place"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Skyscanner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work and life balance - good

    Cons

    Senior management and salary .

  8. "Couldn't recommend it more"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 

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

    Pros

    It has an incredibly supportive company culture

    Cons

    The usual challenges for growing and scaling

  9. Helpful (5)

    "You're non-existent if you joined the company new"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary for Edinburgh, one of the leaders of Edinburgh tech market Interesting benefits related to travel (pre-Covid) Smart and kind people Open environment to talk about inclusion/diversity Interesting challenges if you are in a good team

    Cons

    There's definitely a bias for the people who joined Skyscanner >3-4 years. They are treated as if they know everything better, even if you joined the company as a senior person. They might get promotions and extra secret options even if they don't work as hard as you because they are "critical to the company" i.e. belong to that secret higher society. The leadership/management constantly talks about how their culture used to be great before COVID, their promo structure was really fair etc - but I'm not seeing any of those awesomeness right now! It just feels like urban legend at this point. How about you at least tried for the newer joiners? It is soooo slow to implement a change in Skyscanner - anything including a new site feature, new promo structure, a marketing email etc. It feels like we are always jumping the bandwagon a little bit too late.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Skyscanner full-time

    Pros

    It’s a grown-up company meaning people are largely professional and nice to work with and there are some good and stable processes in place.

    Cons

    There are more pros than cons. The company is good. However I’d like to use this opportunity to raise a problem I’m starting to notice more and more: diversity and inclusion. The company talks a lot about this but I don’t see a real action for instance disclosing stats about pay equality based on gender and ethnicity. Majority of the senior staff are white western males, and I met some very skilled people who are just as skilled but who are lower in the ranks. It’s certainly something to watch out for. Something seems systematically fishy about diversity and inclusion of this company. But that’s just my perception (until they publish their stats)

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