Front Desk Hospitality Agent



Glasgow, UK
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Sonder is on a mission to revolutionize hospitality and make a world of better stays open to all. No two Sonders are the same – each property has a bespoke design and contains a mix of rooms, suites, and apartments. Though each Sonder is unique, our mobile app allows guests to effortlessly navigate their stay. From check-in to checkout, everything they need is just a tap away. To be better is a never-ending pursuit and revolutions don’t happen overnight. But, together, we can forever change the way people stay, for the better.

We are looking for someone who breathes hospitality operations and is energized by the opportunity to maximize, motivate, and inspire a team to deliver an amazing Sonder guest experience. Our Sonder locations are distributed across a city in different shapes, sizes, ages, and styles, and we pride ourselves on offering a hotel-like service. That’s what you’ll own.

Life at Sonder

We aspire to build a workplace where employees can thrive. Our culture shapes how we make decisions, how we conduct meetings, how we communicate, and how we treat each other. It’s the coordinated way in which we work that gives us a shot at achieving the epic tale we hope to be part of. Our Leadership Principles are a foundational part of our culture and they play a vital role in guiding the values and actions of our team members. Each of these principles is at the heart of what we do. Check out this article to find out more about our Culture and Principles.

Our Front Desk Hospitality Agents are the face of Sonder and who live our leadership principle of 'Extend Hospitality to All'. This is one of the most versatile roles at the company and perfect for anyone who loves interacting with guests and finds fulfillment in creatively solving problems. You are a detail-oriented individual who thrives on interacting with others, supporting your fellow team members, and satisfying guest requests throughout the day. If you’re ready for an evolving and fast-paced environment that is focused on delivering amazing guest experiences, we’d love to hear from you!


  • Be the face of Sonder, and make an awesome first impression on our guests, visitors, and all internal and external partners.

  • Guide guests through the technology-rich Sonder experience, ensuring they are able to make the most out of their stay and use our tech features

  • Provide friendly, upbeat service to all of our guests both in person and via chat, phone and email, including managing complex guest interactions

  • Utilize our digital communication systems to receive guest calls, SMS and live chats, and offer immediate support from the Front Desk

  • Handle all guest interactions with the highest level of hospitality and professionalism, accuracy and timeliness, accommodating special requests whenever possible; resolve customer complaints; assist customers in all inquiries in connection with services, facility hours of operations, directions, etc.

  • Assist building leadership with any administrative tasks required to keep all operations running smoothly

  • Flex to support the back-of-house/Hospitality Agent team on a day-to-day basis as needs arise through housekeeping quality audits, inventory checks, and minor maintenance and technology issues

  • Ensure the maintenance, cleanliness, and organization of both guest-facing and back of house working spaces including lobbies, office, storage closets, warehouse and others, as assigned

  • Share your knowledge with other team members, including job shadowing, coaching, and other responsibilities as requested

  • Support multiple Sonder properties throughout the local market, as required


  • Personable, guest-centric, and positive; you love speaking with others in person and via phone, email, and chat

  • Excellent problem solving skills, with the desire to “get it done” for our guests

  • Strong computer literacy and writing skills and comfort switching between multiple desktop and mobile applications

  • Organized, hardworking, and detail-oriented

  • Thrives in a fast paced, ever-changing, always challenging startup environment

  • Ability to work effectively both in a team environment as well as independently

  • Flexible schedule and open to working evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Ability to lift/carry items up to 50 pounds and stand/walk for extended periods of time

  • Previous experience working in hotels, restaurants, or other customer-facing hospitality, service, and/or customer experience roles

  • Proficiency in languages other than English a plus

  • This role requires reliable transportation and willingness to travel between properties on a daily basis when working. (Reliable transportation includes biking, walking, public transportation, scooter and/or other forms of transit that provide reasonable work associated transit times between locations)


We offer attractive employee travel perks for any Sonder location as well as competitive stock, health and lifestyle benefits. For eligible employees, benefits may include:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Generous stock plan

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (where applicable)

  • Flexible vacation

  • Wellness and volunteering days

  • Annual free credits and discounts to stay in Sonders

  • Workplace flexibility (for remote-specified positions only) #ABetterWaytoWork

Learn More About Sonder

Equal Opportunity

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other classification protected by applicable state, federal or local law. Extend Hospitality To All is one of Sonder’s Leadership Principles. Living up to that principle means fully embracing diversity: ensuring that all of our employees, guests, partners, and communities feel safe, respected, included, cared for, and empowered.

As part of our commitment to creating a workplace open to all, we have created Sonder Circles, also known as employee resource groups. These groups aim to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace aligned with the communities they serve.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to recruiting@sonder.com.