City Wonders Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2020

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City Wonders Founder & CEO Simone Gozzi
Simone Gozzi
28 Ratings
  1. "/"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guide Scheduling Agent in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City Wonders full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, endless learning, amazing work ethic

    Cons

    Stress/strict deadlines, working on holidays

  2. "It can be a good school of how handle stress but very disorganized company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our team was among other the most organized and integrated one - all these thanks to our leader Charles Fabian (COO) who did a great job since he came to the organisation and built up a team that was pretty much on the ground and behind with important projects. He was the pillar of the team. Of course these decisions made some people upset but this happens when people are not ready for changes. In general people here are trying to do their best, they are all nice people.

    Cons

    High levels decisions make everything very disorganized and difficult for other to keep up and clear up the mess. There is not structured or goals in common. Its very hard when all these come from high level

  3. COVID-19

    "Lot of work to do"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City Wonders full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There's been a great change in both technical side and IT management leading to a better standard in the processed and code, since 2016. I think the (now) former CTO was able to get his vision working once some brilliant-jerks left the company, sadly because COVID it was interrupted.

    Cons

    Sometimes seems that the owner desires are mandatory to comply with. Give more space for training in new techs.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good for entry level but not for so long"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City Wonders full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, office location, free snacks, team/company night out, free tours, product

    Cons

    Rotation, lies, HR, not balanced job between teams, stress, poor management, low salary even for entry level, hours of work (and also weekends)

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting Product/Bad Culture"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City Wonders full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - There are some really nice people in this office and all very hard working - Central location - Free tours in the cities - Current HR person really is trying to fix the bad situation

    Cons

    - Managed by the owner who makes decisions that impact employees and the company without thinking them through . He's pushed out some people who are very good at their jobs and then expects the rest of that team to manage the persons workload without backfill - Highly stressed staff, work/life balance is lacking and there is an unspoken expectation to give your life and all your spare time to the cause, including answering calls or emails at 9pm - People are nice and good at what they do, but not very happy - No growth, not a great salary in most roles compared to the Dublin average for same role - Very little focus on employee development and growth. Will try to drain you and your energy but give little in return - You will learn a lot working here, but it will be at a cost

  6. "N/A"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning and Purchasing Agent in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City Wonders full-time

    Pros

    This is not applicable now

    Cons

    Lo scrivo dopo quando ho tempo

  7. "Good company, heavy workload,"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Content Editor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City Wonders full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent and hardworking colleagues, very positive atmosphere, management have empathy, interesting product to work on, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Work plan changes constantly which causes pressure, high staff turnover

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great People and Working Environment but needs Job Progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City Wonders full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, good social atmosphere, good city center location and good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Not much chance to grow in company to higher position unless in company for years and someone leaves. Salary not great compared to competitors.

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  9. "Marketing Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Wonders full-time

    Pros

    Great product, ability to travel and work on a large audience base, online focus, data analytics driven. Product also lets you learn and focus on interesting historical and cultural museums and places. You are always discovering something.

    Cons

    The place is fast so you would have to prefer this type of work environment.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Culture"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City Wonders full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small company - can make somewhat of an impact. Location in Dublin City

    Cons

    No benefits & low pay, toxic blame culture, no leadership, no real vision or mission

    City Wonders Response

    June 24, 2019Director Human Resources

    Hi and thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoy the location of our offices and that you felt that your role had a visible impact on the company's objectives. However, I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with your pay and that you felt that some aspects of our culture did not meet your expectations. We are always open to improving our employee experiences of working with us so I would love to better understand the areas where you believe we fell short. Please contact me directly at susan.melligan@citywonders.com to discuss your feedback and share any suggestions you might have as to how we can improve the City Wonders environment for everyone. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Susan

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