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CarTrawler Overview

Dublin, Co. Dublin
201 to 500 employees
2004
Company - Private
Internet
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
CarTrawler connects business and leisure customers and online travel retailers with more road and rail transport solutions than they will find anywhere else.

100 international airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world trust CarTrawler to provide ... Read more

Mission: Simplifying how the world travels through innovative technologies

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    James Kinch with an insight into Partner Management Role Description Prior to joining CarTrawler's Business Development Team, James Kinch worked in Partner Management handling the relationship between CarTrawler and its business partners. James' role involved travelling the world to meet partners face-to-face in order to tackle any queries or concerns they had.

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CarTrawler – Why Work For Us?


The travel-technology service, driven by people. 

CarTrawler is the world’s leading business-to-business travel technology platform. We build high-yield partnerships for travel businesses such as airlines and online travel agents by connecting their customers with car rental, private transfer and rail networks all over the world.

CarTrawler provides car rental, private transfer and rail networks with a highly efficient route to market. We deliver year-round demand for their services from over 2,000 travel business. We also provide access to exclusive sales channels including 85 airlines.

CarTrawler is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with additional offices in London, Boston and Helsinki. The company is private equity backed by BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners. CarTrawler also owns and operates the Holiday Autos, Argus Car Hire and Cabforce brands.

Our mission is to lead the travel industry with a customer focused service that builds brand value and drives mutual growth for all. 

Whether you’re taking the first exciting steps on your career path or you’re a seasoned professional looking for a challenge, we understand that starting a new job is always a big deal.

Our people-driven culture, diverse workforce and hardworking attitude, are what differentiates us from other technology companies. 

Take a look around, your next adventure awaits!



Technology & Engineering

Our technology and engineering departments encompass a number of teams specializing in various aspects of IT and R&D, turning brilliant ideas into products and features for our customers.

Our approach not only requires you to be an amazing programmer, but you'll also need to have a similar level of brilliance in detecting, solving and patching the tiny bugs in the otherwise awesome software that you write for us.

Why work in our technology and engineering departments?

  • We LOVE to program – if you love to program, or you want a career as a programmer and you want to learn from the best programmers in the world – contact us!
  • Our development cycle is super-short – we roll out code every day!
  • We see the fruits of our labour immediately, as new code is used by millions of customers


Customer Centre of Excellence:

Our Customer Centre of Excellence (CCE) is at the heart of our business and our people excel at delivering an unparalleled customer experience. By creating a seamless service, our agents seek to put our valued customers at ease at every stage of their journey.

Our unique differentiator is the vibrant and diverse group of people we have working in the CCE.

With over 14 different languages being spoken and employees hailing from over 36 countries, the CCE is a dynamic microcosm of world cultures.

By combining cross-cultural differences and top talent, this allows us to deliver a wide-ranging service to our millions of customers worldwide.

Our Customer Centre of Excellence agents are with our customers all the way.

Our vision is for CarTrawler to be synonymous with customer excellence; a brand that partners and suppliers want to do business with and, most importantly, customers want to keep coming back to

Employee Benefits

It takes more than great technology and great facilities to do great work. At CarTrawler, we’re strong believers in the link between your personal wellbeing and making awesome things happen in your job.

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What do we do for you?

  • Free healthy breakfast every morning
  • Free tea and coffee stations throughout the office
  • Chill Out Room 
  • Table tennis and Air Hockey tables throughout the office
  • Subsidized restaurant - gourmet food and Grumpy Mule coffee
  • Paid time off for holidays, company days, maternity / paternity / wedding
  • Sports and Social Club – surprise treats, group events, social nights and sporting activities
  • Travel Tax Saver Schemes for rail and bus
  • Dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
  • Modern, open plan offices just a stone’s throw from Dublin City Centre
  • Flat organization structure – Dinners with Executives and regular talks
  • Dedicated Learning and Development Team
  • Knowledge Sharing Seminars - lunch time seminars covering a range of cutting edge topics

Health & Wellbeing

  • CarTrawler Pension Scheme
  • Optional flu vaccinations
  • In-house health screenings
  • Income Protection and Life Assurance
  • Comprehensive VHI health insurance – covers both your physical and mental health
  • New Mothers' Lactation Room
  • Regular talks on subjects such as parenting, nutrition and mindfulness. The Blizzards frontman and mental health activist Bressie came to our offices last year for a highly insightful talk on mental wellbeing

Fitness

  • Free weekly yoga, Pilates and Boot Camp courses held in-house
  • Free weekly Tag Rugby and 5-a-side football
  • Free monthly office visits from massage therapists and nail technicians
  • Bike to Work Scheme and secure bike storage
  • Charity runs
  • Lunchtime walks

Learning & Development

These are exciting times that we live in. New products and services are coming to market faster than ever before and they are changing the way we live, shop, work, travel, socialise and communicate. At CarTrawler we pride ourselves in being leaders in our field but we never lose sight of the fact that new challenges wait for us around every corner.


With this in mind, we place great importance in ongoing learning and development. In fact, we’ve even created our own L&D brand that represents our commitment to continuous improvement. From technical training to leadership and business skills, our in-house L&D Team provide award winning training provided based on team and individual needs. You never know where the next big idea will come from so we work hard to improve the odds that it comes from CarTrawler!

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CarTrawler is an Institute of Leadership & Management Accreditation Centre. This means that internal courses are externally validated so you can gain new qualifications. Knowledge is power so accreditations are cool!

We also provide financial and study leave support for external courses as long as you promise to come back and teach us all what you learnt.

Ultimately, you only get out what you put in but if you’re prepared to put in the effort, then we’re with you all the way.

CarTrawler Reviews

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    Pros

    Cartrawler has some of the most approachable talented individuals who are all of a similar mindset to do what is best for the company while having fun along the way. If you give 100% there are opportunities galore. The office itself is so comfortable and spacious.

    Cons

    The traffic around the office can be heavy at times.

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CarTrawler Photos

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CarTrawler Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CarTrawler (Dundrum, Co. Dublin) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was conducted by a technical lead. This lead to a stimulating and technical conversation where the enthusiasm of the interviewer with regard to their work was clearly evident.
    Questions were challenging but fair, and also highly relevant to the industry.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to describe, in detail, various challenges I had overcome in previous projects. Particular attention was paid to teamwork and collaboration.   1 Answer
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CarTrawler Awards & Accolades

  • Technology Fast 50, Deloitte, 2014
  • Software Company of the Year, Irish Software Association, 2014
  • Best Managed Companies Awards(Requalifying Companies), Deloitte, 2014
  • Deloitte Best Managed Company Winner, Gold Standard (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Deloitte Best Managed Company, 2015
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Winners (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50, 2015
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