Travelex Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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Pros
  • great working environment and a good place to start off at, easy to get a job there and esay work (in 6 reviews)

  • It is possible to work from home (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Working hours are not regular and make it difficult to plan anything outside of work; work-life balance is poor (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior management not so helpful (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Worst Company

    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Travelex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Management only care about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that care about their employees.


  2. No opportunity for advancement, Horrible Management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learn about World Trade and Finance.

    Cons

    Airport security is a hassle to get through everyday, low pay, horrible hours, no opportunity to move up in the company, feel like you are trapped in a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Do better.


  3. Not Pleasant.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Generation in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Generation in New York, NY

    I have been working at Travelex full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much, older culture on the Global Business Side and people were extremely reserved. No one to really train, or help you.

    Cons

    Poor training
    Smile and dial
    Most of the firms they asked you to follow up with were poorly selected

    Advice to Management

    Better training, data mining.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible management and business plan

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelex full-time

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None, I can't think of one positive thing to say about this company!

    Cons

    If you are looking to work for a disorganized company you found it!

    Advice to Management

    Replace ALL current management and create a business plan (and stick with it) for the markets sold into.


  6. Glad to have moved on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Travelex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Able to accumulate vacation time.

    Cons

    fractured deparments
    zero growth opportunities
    managers lacked knowledge of basic processes within companies
    Senior executives all British; were very condescending to those in the Australian, Canadian and American offices

    Advice to Management

    consolidate one central North American office!


  7. Helpful (4)

    Overworked and underpaid, it's a sweatshop.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Travelex

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location in DC near 2 metro stops
    Free gym in the building

    Cons

    Extremely underpaid compared to other companies
    Under average benefits compared to other companies
    Misleading growth opportunities
    Low employee morale and high turnovers
    An environment of "burn-outs" due to high workloads, lack of appropriate prioritization, internal politics, and lack of employee engagement/motivation
    Leaders are not authentic, they don't engender trust
    Poor leadership behavior is never acted upon
    Totally inefficient internal processes & outdated systems
    HR sides management

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more money and offer better benefits
    Hire competent managers
    Buy Herman Miller chairs
    Keep promises you make
    Value your employees better, take care of them better (not just upper management) and see what happens


  8. employees with a range of work ethics making sweat shop wages regardless.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Travelex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    easy to get time off
    flexible work hours
    downtown DC
    Gym in the building
    coffee maker (although the coffee tastes awful)

    Cons

    compensation
    HR department sides with Management
    Managers who are in their position due to friends and family
    biases that carry over between departments regardless of ones work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Try and retain your top talent by paying them a competitive wage and get rid of some of the people who are barely competent enough to correctly complete their day to day responsibilities. This would help morale and show others that you respect and admire hard-work.


  9. not for everyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelex

    Pros

    easy work, work ends everyday at 5 pm

    Cons

    small office, you almost need to have permition to use toilette...


  10. Helpful (2)

    Very poor place to work. Full of clowns and egos

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Travelex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good international experience and quite nice offices

    Cons

    The senior management just do not have a clue


  11. Great company, poor leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Travelex full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, specially my team.
    Transport facility is there

    Cons

    MNC captive cramped in small place, limited learning opportunities, work on ancient technologies,
    Expects to change everything in short time without any support from management

    Advice to Management

    No use, nothing is going to change as it requires effort on both side UK and India



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