IT SEEMS THERE’S no limit for Skyscanner, which is taking off as a business and in our Best Companies To Work For survey. The travel comparison website’s headquarters is in Edinburgh but last year it announced the opening of three new offices. The organisation now has 10, including branches in Barcelona, Miami and Beijing.
As Skyscanner continues to reach new territories so, too, do its employees. High-performing staff can spend 30 days every two years in one of its global offices and people can also request to work from their country of origin, as part of a culture of trusting them to give their all and fulfil their roles from anywhere in the world.
The firm wins our Innovation in Engagement Practice special award this year.
The 467-strong team is happy with the pay and benefits on offer (an 83% positive score). With 32 days of paid leave a year, staff also have time for globetrotting. People are proud to work for Skyscanner and there are opportunities for personal growth (both 91%, and both ranking second).
The chief executive, Gareth Williams, founded the firm with two friends after becoming annoyed at the length of time he had to trawl the internet for cheap flights. He attends employee inductions and staff find him inspiring (87%).
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At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees
Companies offering private health insurance with at least 50% of employees taking this up
Non work related training supported
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