Bluegreen Vacations Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Bluegreen Vacations President and CEO John M. Maloney Jr.
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Pros
  • Good benefits, 4 weeks paid time off in your first year, vacation perks (in 4 reviews)

  • Awesome Co Workers both at the Booth and Bass Pro Shop workers (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has completely overlooked those who help this site run smoothly (in 8 reviews)

  • What does it matter to have good benefits and bad management who cause high turnover (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Iffy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations

    Pros

    Short shifts, good benefits, 30 hours a week.

    Cons

    Too high pressure, which was not told that when hired. Too much of a numbers focused company, a little bit of a turn off for me. Don't like quotas, too many write ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop quotas, make the work culture more relaxed, less pressure, less shark tank like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I love working for bluegreen.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations

    Pros

    Matching 401k , great benefits,

    Cons

    Not the best pay compared to competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a salary survey

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great benefits, ancient technology, not much opportunity for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations

    Pros

    Coworkers are fantastic, benefits are great, pay is decent

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement. When you start, they tell you how easy it is to move up or around in the company. That may have been true a few years ago, but now it seems they are just reorganizing, not looking to find new talent or develop new roles. The technology is ancient. They just upgraded the systems to run Internet Explorer 9 when the current version is 11. Booking technology is from the 80s. The website is way too confusing for the customers. When they upgraded the technology last year, they just got a new phone system. The last phone system worked just fine. They should have spent their money on revamping the customer website and upgrading the booking technology. They also seem to be heading more and more toward a scripting style call center environment. You are "graded" based on the words you say on a call, not the actual service you give. You could give crappy service but if you say the right words, you are an "A" player. You could give the best service in the world but if you don't say what they want you to say, you can get written up and fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop new positions for different candidates. You have some great fresh, young talent wasting away on the phones. Give someone new a chance instead of just putting existing leaders in new positions. Upgrade the technology that is used by everyone every day, not the technology that lets upper management decipher what their people are saying on the phone. Spend less time and effort trying to get people to say what you think they should say. You know who doesn't have scripted customer service? Amazon. You know who does? Comcast. Don't be a Comcast. Their customers AND their employees hate them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Big personality needed

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic, coworkers are friendly. There is a facebook type website for employees from all over to connect and share ideas. The max shift length is 7 hours.

    Cons

    The time of year influences sales in an extreme manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower sales goals for employees during slow seasons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good for short term employment

    Current Employee - Marketing- OPC
    Current Employee - Marketing- OPC

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations

    Pros

    Can definitely make some decent money if you're a people person and a good sales pitcher. Takes a lot of constant high energy-but during the busy seasons, the big commission checks are worth it.

    Cons

    Very easy to lose job completely during 'off' season. Company runs on three strike system- Every time you are unable to book 1 timeshare tour for every 12 hours worked you receive a write-up. Weekly evaluations during off season depend on fear of losing job. Almost everyone of my marketing team lied about their hours and cut themselves shorts in order to keep their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations

    Pros

    6 hour shift. Good benefits

    Cons

    Standing for the entire shift. Pressure of meeting target sales.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. Okay, but unorganized

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

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay
    Co workers
    Supervisors
    Different people you speak to
    Relaxation room

    Cons

    The hours
    Angry owners
    Stupid Computer system
    Training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized and caring of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Was good for a while

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations

    Pros

    I was in marketing for many years and it was a great job and well compensated. We had a great director for a few years and our manager was mostly there to do our paper work and commissions, allowing us to concentrate on doing great work.

    Cons

    After a change in directors, we went from being treated like professionals to being treated like burger flippers and having to follow policies that made absolutely no business sense. I felt like I cared about how the company was doing and meeting our quotas more than our manager or director, which was a very disappointing feeling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active. Come to troubled resorts or at least call some of the employees yourselves to see what types of problems are causing a resort to be troubled. Don't lose all of your great employees due to bad management.

  10. Well oiled machine that still felt like family

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations

    Pros

    working together felt like family

    Cons

    time off policies, maybe some extra perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time off policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    none at this time to write

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