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Holiday Extras Overview

Hythe, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
1983
Company - Private
Travel Agencies
€100 to €500 million (EUR) per year
Unknown
Holiday Extras is building the future of travel.

We imagine a world where people can maximise their holidays, spending less time researching and organising and more time on the exciting stuff like planning, anticipating and counting down to their ... Read more

Mission: Our purpose is to offer customers less (hassle) so they get more (holiday).

We are here to help our travellers arrive in the best state. We do this by thinking like a traveller, and understanding the value they want at every point of the journey. It ... Read more

Holiday Extras Reviews

  • "Good but pay is below average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, friendly people. Excellent profit sharing. Can work from home.

    Cons

    Pay is not transparent. Pay is always lowballed without any negotiation.

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Holiday Extras Interviews

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  1. Helpful (9)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hythe, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Holiday Extras (Hythe, Kent, South East England, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online by submitting a CV and covering letter through Holiday Extra's own form on their
    recruitment website. There were several stages to the interview process:

    - A telephone interview where we discussed the role, team working and my interest in the job
    - A technical task to be completed from home, taking roughly a working day
    - Face-to-face interview with prospective line manager and HR representative
    - Face-to-face interview with technical staff to discuss previously completed task and experience
    - 'Meet the team' panel chat with a cross-section of technical staff
    - 1:1 pairing on a current piece of work with an existing member of staff.

    At each stage everyone was friendly and approachable making it a lot less stressful as interviewee. The process felt very thorough which gave me confidence in the other team members I could be working with.

    The whole process took 2-3 months in total and there were points where I didn't hear any feedback for 2-3 weeks. This did make me think that I had not been successful.

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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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