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Bluegreen Vacations Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
88 Reviews

2.6
88 Reviews
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Bluegreen Vacations President and CEO John M. Maloney Jr.
John M. Maloney Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible schedule, great compensation, awesome benefits, 3 to 4 weeks paid vacation (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits package including 4 weeks paid time off (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I am convinced that upper management (Maloney et (in 5 reviews)

  • Plus, and it is a retail enviroment, you work every weekend which is difficult (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    FtF Sales

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    Former Employee - F-t-F Sales  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - F-t-F Sales in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Different locations available. malls in booths, Bass Pro Shops, and NASCAR Sports Marketing

    Cons

    weather may hamper production. inside locations available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Just DONT!

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales
    Former Employee - Retail Sales

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome Co Workers both at the Booth and Bass Pro Shop workers
    Bass Pro Discounts
    Pretty easy job explaining the vacation package
    6 Hr shifts

    Cons

    The company says "No means No" if the customer doesnt want to buy.........yet they write you up five weeks after you start.....of which two is pure training if you dont sell 5 a week which at my location was virtually impossible because of excessive staffing and VERY SLOW days. They do not care about about anything other then sales, if a customer says "no no no" you are talked to for a while wondering what went wrong and what YOU could have done differently. Some people are good at this but my location had so much turn over I was lucky enough to get out before I was let go before I was fired because of not meeting the QUOTA which is not mentioned in the interview unless you bring it up. JUST DONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop always thinking about money and take a few minutes to look at your employees who are working hard to sell this package and are doing things right but are getting written up because people say "no no no" and MANAGEMENT says "no means no!!"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay company for people just starting. Do not count on a career

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good. You are able to visit any of their resorts at a reduced rate. The compensation is fair and competitive.

    Cons

    Some of the senior leaders (VP and above) really are not supportive of employees. There are cliques and the only employees that advance are friends with these senior leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Infrastructure Struggle

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    4 weeks paid vacation with really reasonable prices to use company properties.There is a benefit package in a world where you may not get benefits. Standard Monday through Friday 8:30-5 job.

    Cons

    Black out dates often make employee use of resorts a joke. In the corporate office, as an entry level admin, you will not have very much opportunity in front of you and you will have to fight/compete with your coworkers for recognition AND projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in some modern technology for things like scanning, remotely filing and payroll so that you free up some man hours of useless work and potentially tapping into truly talented and motivated individuals. Management could also learn some basic employee retention strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Product and a Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In-house Sales  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - In-house Sales in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beautiful Resorts, great hours, and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments and upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Frontline sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Line Sales  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Front Line Sales in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Program is good for costumers that like to travel

    Cons

    Management favoritism brings employees morale down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should invest in the education of their managers so they can be fair to all employees making a great place to work, they also should invest more money in training for the rest of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bluegreen Sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Close to places to eat breakfast and lunch. Benefits are decent in order to compensate for other things.

    Cons

    Bluegreen is a place you go work at when you have no where else to go work at. No career track in IT. You only move up if you have connections and so forth. Most of them worked together in a previous job. The management leaders fight each other all the time, especially application development, and blaming others for poorly and outdated written code and applications.
    No one seems to want to take accountability in IT and fire employees when projects get deployed late or over budget as scape goats.
    High turnover is the norm in IT and in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the current management in IT and bring in people who care to fix the problems with their applications and systems and treat employees right. Too much money is spent blaming employees when is management in this case. Start having managers get reviewed and surveyed by the employees to see what happens. The attitudes of managers would change overnight....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great until you find something else

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    6 hour work days. Discounts at BPS. Only a $11 an hour base but you made commission.

    Cons

    Had a good manager, but upper management (District/Regional) were out of touch. You accrue Paid Time Off, but can't use it when most normal people take vacations (Spring/Summer/Holidays...etc) Same thing with use of the resorts. With the Blackout dates it was like a "fake benefit."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You feed the race horses and let the mules graze. :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Boyne Falls, MI
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Boyne Falls, MI

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tips left in rooms. Some coworkers were nice.

    Cons

    Manager had a preference for young, pretty girls. Visiting district manager was an old pervert.
    Housekeeping staff were required to haul buckets of cleaning products weighing over 20 pounds all over a 13 acre property, and in all types of weather. The company would sometimes force overtime of up to 14 hours. Pay was low, and any advancement opportunities were given to friends and relatives. A lot of nepotism and age discrimination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Vacation Specialist

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    Former Employee - Senior Vacation Specialist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Vacation Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is actually ok. Great benefits.

    Cons

    The negativity to the nature of the company is more than the Pros are worth. I thought I was going to be planing people's vacations instead I rarely got to make reservations, rather was the messenger boy to the owners that their money they fork over every year is for NOTHING. People cursing you out EVERYDAY. People even treating bodily harm to not only you but themselves. The owners HATE YOU they honestly hate you and take all their frustration out on you. You take more calls for collections department than you do reservations. The systems in which they grade your performance are not 100% actuate but yet you are held acceptable by how a computer says you're doing you're job. The process of advancement is unfair and only given to those who are related to the higher ups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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