ASTA Reviews

5 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
1.9
5 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Nina Meyer
0 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. good stopping point on the way to a real job. learned some things I can apply to new job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at ASTA

    Pros

    great group of people. family type atmosphere with colleagues who genuinely seem to care about one another. great benefits.

    Cons

    no money to do anything! most positions lead nowhere - stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to get different results, you have to do something different. you can do the same things and expect something new to happen. yours are not the only or the best ideas. consult with your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    ASTA lacks strong leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at ASTA

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel - both domestic and international
    Flexible schedule
    Ability to develop new projects
    Office location is close to shopping, restaurants

    Cons

    Poor budget management by senior leadership
    Management's inability to eliminate or restructure projects that are not revenue-generating
    Lack of morale among staff
    Poor internal communication and sense of collaboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-examine the organizational structure to improve workflow and streamline processes. Research alternatives to staff or pay reductions. In moving forward with these measures, it has greatly damaged morale and lead to an exodus of talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. Very limited growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at ASTA

    Pros

    Generally, there is flexibility for time off when needed
    Quiet workplace in good location
    Safe work environment in walkable community

    Cons

    Absent leadership- lacks direction
    Few opportunities for growth because there is no system of recognizing or rewarding achievement
    No formal employee review process
    No opportunity to compete for raises
    Frequent Pay cuts and layoffs
    Very high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has to be honest with its employees if morale is ever going to improve. Otherwise, employees will continue to have a big trust problem

    Doesn't Recommend
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful

    ASTA - Slow and steady wins the race.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Industry Relations / NACTA in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Director Industry Relations / NACTA in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at ASTA

    Pros

    The opportunity to effect change and make a difference in the organization. ASTA really has a great mission but needs to toot it's own horn more often to let travel agents, suppliers and the public know exactly what they do every day to promote the use of a travel agent and why the publice should use one.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than most other companies in the travel industry. There are great employees who should be tapped for ideas on how to improve each of their respective departments so the association will experience more rapid growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunity for employees to give feedback on how to manage budget and increase sales.

    Recommends
  6. Tough to move up in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASTA full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere and work enviroment

    Cons

    No chance for advancement unless someone leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more open approach to company strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

Work at ASTA? Share Your Experiences

ASTA

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.