Is it the relaxed transparent environment where playing games like table tennis or foosball is encouraged? Is it working with incredibly talented people and being able to make decisions without hierarchical politics or bureaucracy? It may be the free Irn-Bru (although we do have some challenges supplying this to the Beijing team). Or is it the free fruit, the endless cakes, the fresh ground coffee, the double monitors as standard, the laptops… Or is it …
Remember when you were a moody teenager and your mum told you to act your age? Didn’t it really bug you? Well, at Skyscanner we are all grown-ups… There’s no clocking in, there’s no bell at the end of the day. We are accountable for our own performance and deliver our responsibilities to a high standard. Whether we’re working remotely or in the office, coming in early to liaise with our colleagues in different time zones or working hours to fit around our family, it’s up to us to manage our time and our responsibilities in the most practical way possible. Although we do sometimes find that getting our staff to stop playing table tennis and go home is a challenge! And ok, we admit, sometimes we don’t act our age but who can resist a bit of Kylie after a few Pinot Grigios?
Our talented people
We hire the best from all over the world. We are a truly diverse multicultural environment and we are proud of it. It means we learn lots, it ensures we don’t become blinkered to the world outside and it means we can really serve our site visitors well. Geekiness is positively encouraged in the business as is delivering lightning talks, sharing your opinion and using the latest tools and frameworks. Having a million unique visitors each day and processing billions of prices each week keeps us on our toes. Working with Big Data, cutting edge UX, virtualisation, the processing of billions of prices and, truly never-before-tackled-innovation is all in a days’ work.
Your career development
Your career matters. That’s a simple fact. Mastery and learning are core behaviours here and our people and learning team focus their energy on accelerating talent development. We have Personal Strategies and our very own Skyscanner University, we promote attendance at conferences and courses and positively encourage you to get involved in developing knowledge and skills through coaching at schools and universities or attending many of our internally hosted events. We want you to broaden your knowledge and actively support you to do this.
Your share in the success
Success is defined at Skyscanner and rewarded through our generous company bonus scheme and other great internal rewards like SkyHigh, the CEO Award and many other ways. Your contribution to the success of the company matters and it is noticed.
Your free time
Working with travel and adventure everyday makes you appreciate your holiday. It makes you enjoy finding cool places to go inexpensively, places you never ever considered, from Beirut to Ulan Bator. With better than average annual leave in all geographies the question is how many places can you fit in? And that excludes your Social Day where you can climb a Munro, go wine tasting or attend a cookery course. And to top things off, you can pull yourself away from your day job and spend time having fun with hack days.
Your health and lifestyle
And now for the serious bit – your health matters to us and the benefits you will be given have been defined to reflect this. Unscreened private healthcare with dental and optical benefits that can be extended to spouse and family, gym membership to name but a few and of course we have many social gatherings, often held in local hostelries - purely for medicinal reasons of course!
Your family matters
Your family matters as every great person has a great family. We offer a confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your loved ones, income protection and life assurance so no matter what happens to you throughout your adventures you can rest assured your family will be taken care of. For those of you with kids we offer childcare vouchers (UK scheme) and enhanced maternity and paternity leave.
We care about the community we live in, local and international charities and being good citizens. We offer an annual Charity Day where you can support the charity of your choice with your time, whether you want to paint a hostel or run a marathon. We also have the tax efficient Give as you Earn scheme in the UK to which Skyscanner makes a matched contribution.