Apple Vacations Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Good starting place, but the brothers are terrible

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

    I worked at Apple Vacations

    Pros

    Travel and the people make it worth it. But that is all.

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are laughable. Communication is not there. You get little bits of hope and then a year goes by and it never comes true. The former owners now executives try to control all and make horrible business decisions. Its almost funny the money they waste and how some people work 70 hour weeks while others work not a second more than 40 hours. And that is only because they lie on their timecards.

    Advice to Management

    You have talented employees. Respect them, pay them, and stop giving them awful benefits. They could help you grow but you stunt their growth and dont allow them any decision making. Its sad.


  2. Good job, poor management

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apple Vacations

    Pros

    Flexible hours, option to work from home or office, travel opportunities, job itself pretty low stress.

    Cons

    Low pay, incompetent leadership, unqualified co-workers, training can be confusing at best, hard time holding on to quality people, current workers are always "right" even when they are wrong, high-school atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to look at their team leads and supervisors and re-evaluate who & how they promote people. Pay more for the expectations set forth & offer more discounted travel options for employees.


  3. Explosive Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Management in Newtown Square, PA

    I have been working at Apple Vacations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This company has been going through explosive growth with all of the recent acquisitions. It has very quickly become a global force in travel. We have seen a lot from the HR Department since ALG brought in a head of HR. A lot of career development, internal job postings.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are so busy you forget about the work life balance, my understanding is that Newtown Square is the only office where you need to wear a suite and tie. Creative people need to be comfortable and dress the way the want to be productive. Benefits are good not great, very interested to see what the HR team will deliver in benefits during the next open enrollment.

    Advice to Management

    You are moving in the right direction, allow people more flexibility with the dress code. Keep proving growth opportunities.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Even VPs are leaving

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you like kissing someone else's behind and always having to look over your shoulder then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    the other guy was right. IT is a joke and project management is laughable. they paid consultants huge amounts and never got delivery. then they go an pay more IBM and still dont get anything. most of us were fired and our jobs outsourced, despite our years of service. they treat us like numbers, what would you be to them?

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring consultants. build loyalty from within.


  6. Beware and think 10 times before joing IT group

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

    I worked at Apple Vacations (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everything outsourced, No challanges, relax and bag benefits..

    Cons

    Annoying staff, loud shouts, bad words fly around, IT is a joke, Project management is laughable, Unimplemented project, No growth, Clueless support and Infrastructure resources, Business user evalutes the technolgy, Many spent 15-20 years in basement office..

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CIO and project manager and bring in the new talent. build a core IT team and let them drive IT.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Horrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Newtown, PA

    I have been working at Apple Vacations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Vacations, vacations, vacations, vacations, vacations

    Cons

    Terrible management, they allow the travel agents to walk all over you simply because they bring in the business. They actually listen to calls where they clearly hear a disrespectful agent, and blame you for it. Not worth the 10.00 an hour salary.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  8. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservations Agent in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Reservations Agent in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at Apple Vacations full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Travel benefits, Company Culture, Great co-workers, productive and fun environment.

    Cons

    Compensation, advancement opportunities. Hours-depending on the department

    Advice to Management

    Hire during summer month so college student could apply.


  9. Business Development Manager

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

    I worked at Apple Vacations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company was very flexible and tried to work with employee's when they needed time off, family emergencies, etc.

    Cons

    The pay was slightly below average.

    Advice to Management

    Revise/update your salary structures to average and think about cost of living increases.


  10. Apple was a very humane employer...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Took into account that humans worked there -- not machines. They took care to employ the very best, and treated them like the very best.

    Cons

    I think the atmosphere might have changed over the last ten years or so... Management changes and economic pressures might have corporatized the works. Not a bad thing, just that they may not shine as much in the employee relations category. Many old guard were let go. Progress...


  11. Great travel benefits...that is all

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at Apple Vacations full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great travel benefits to Mexico and Caribbean

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement Laziness is accepted Pay is so low it is difficult to even use travel benefits Poor management that does not care about growth of their employees Some management plays favorites and gossips Technology is not up to par with rest of industry Lack of training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at those currently in management positions and review whether they are really the right fit for the job. Speak with employees and see how they feel about their managers. You are losing people with great potential because there are no opportunities for advancement. Pay also needs to be reviewed as this is not in line with the rest of the industry.



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