Vacations To Go Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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Pros
  • I've been on over 10 vacations for free, I make good money, and I get to talk about travel all day (in 4 reviews)

  • the money is not bad compared to other sales jobs, plus no cold calling (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are not a top performer, you will never get a hello from upper management or any encouragement (in 7 reviews)

  • Team managers focus on team members that they will bonus from (in 3 reviews)

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  1. It's a job!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sales are straight forward. One can make money here. Casual work environment. Chances to win free vacations, must pay for your own airfare.

    Cons

    Management is not the best. You don't need their support to make sales though. Mostly the management is learning as they go.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone you've put in a leadership position is a leader. You need individuals in leadership positions who are over achievers not just order takers.


  2. Travel agent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go

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

    Pros

    easy job. mon/friday no weekends

    Cons

    company is greedy. Position is full commisionable

    Advice to Management

    terrible management


  3. Nice company to work for,laid back atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits of traveling,no sales goals.

    Cons

    100% commission,so you have to put in a lot of extra hours to make some good money.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new employees to have a base salary as well as commission until they get a good customer base.


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  5. Not Bad Not Good

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent
    Former Employee - Sales Agent

    I worked at Vacations To Go full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. There are several opportunities win free cruises or at least partially paid cruises. Co-workers are wonderful.

    Cons

    Pay is straight commission and is subject to fluctuations of the season. It's not as bad of a con if you speak a foreign language, but most new employees only get odd schedules to work at. The truth about working here is that in order to make any reasonable amount of money (and by reasonable I mean $50k+) you have to have your nose to the grindstone 100% of the time, burning the midnight oil on your days you are scheduled to work, and putting in large amounts of time on your days off.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, management is pretty good.


  6. potential to make money

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    Current Employee - Cruise Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cruise Agent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

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

    Pros

    potential to make money, but u must b willing to show up at least 6- 7 days a week putting in no less than 55-60hrs for those hefty paychecks lots of give away"s (free cruises etc), company pick nick once a year and annual recognition gala

    Cons

    you'll b responsible for sales, service and accounting. You may not take any days off between jan-mar its known as wave season, sorry.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of robert baker


  7. Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    VTG in general has a great working environment... Opposite to many sales jobs there is not so much pressure

    Cons

    I believe management is very weak... It's like they do not look at people's skills before they hire them... Some of them are very knowledgeable but do not know how to supervise.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the employees need to say


  8. Career potential good for travel industry enthusiasts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Income potential, career growth, positive coworker interaction/building friendships

    Cons

    Life/work balance - must sacrifice personal life to get ahead, can be draining and monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Need leadership training for all levels of management by an outside source. Blind leading the blind with backstabbing politics needs to be addressed. You have potential to be great, just need to stop the gossip mill.


  9. Former employee

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    Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vacations To Go

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not micro managed. Great motivated co workers. Very easy going management. Great perks that include free cruises if your selected. Great Hotel benefits with your IATA card as travel agent.

    Cons

    Company does not offer paid vacation time which adds stress to every vacation knowing your coming back to a small paycheck and tons of emails after your vacation. This is after you spent tons of money on your vacation and really need to have a good check to compensate for the spending. Another negative is you have to put in a lot of hours to make any money your first couple of years there.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what most 100% commission companies pay. They take the weekly average of what you make a year to pay vacation.


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    Travel Counselor

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    Current Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vacations To Go full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best part- the majority of the time, they let you work on your own. There is not a lot of micro-managing. Most of the people that work there are very easy to get along with. You can work 20 hours a day if you wish. Some do, and make bank.

    Cons

    Commission based. When its slow, like Sept-Dec, it can be tough. Even taking call after call, you may get a deal here and there, but the cruises are so cheap, you may make only $20-$30 on a $700 cruise. There are many days you can go home empty handed. WIth heavy competition and price of cruises dropping, it can be make you mad.

    Advice to Management

    No need to bother. Your best ideas will be ignored, because the people in charge are way smarter than you.


  11. Realistic View

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

    Pros

    No stress Relaxed Environment Great Coworkers

    Cons

    You have to Live at the job to make good money. Like 70 hours or more a week. The upper management team needd to be shaken up and some need to be mived out of their position. One member in particular is NOT liked by many employees at all. The commission split could be higher/better. Agenta should be paid a base salary for VERY SLOW PERIODS.

    Advice to Management

    Walk tge walk and talk the talk. Meaning, lead by example.



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