Bluegreen Vacations

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Bluegreen Vacations Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
108 Reviews
2.7
108 Reviews
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Bluegreen Vacations President and CEO John M. Maloney Jr.
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Long hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Saint Augustine, FL

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours low pay and very little chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admin positions are grossly underpaid

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

    Wonderful company to work for. Great benefits and extremely organized corporate standards and training!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Attendant in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Attendant in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Office culture is one of unity and positivity. Employees are well looked after and management top notch!

    Cons

    Customer service is not always the least stressful thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their can always be improvement on the personal growth of employees within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It could be BETTER

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    You don't need a hall pass to use the restroom.

    Cons

    Terrible management - often inexperienced and immature. Lying is standard, on and off the sales floor. They sell the fact when hiring that you earn 4 weeks vacation per year, but they won't approve all the PTO earned, so you lose it at the end of the year. No where to be promoted unless you transfer to a different site. More work for less pay. Haven't given a cost of living increase to admin or resort side staff in over 3 years. Only those working on commission make money here. Upper management has completely overlooked those who help this site run smoothly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Reward all your employees. Everyone should be compensated properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation was decent and you only had to work 32-33 hours to be full time.

    Cons

    High pressure sales. All they care about it seems is numbers not people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor leadership and values. Stop and help people the management can be very cruel.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Worst job I ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OPC in Saint Augustine, FL
    Former Employee - OPC in Saint Augustine, FL

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part of this job is going to events and networking with others so that you can get a new job because this job will not last long. Also the schedule is very flexible, no problem getting certain days off.

    Cons

    Management horrible and mislead me and co-workers about job. Nobody could tell me my benefits, signed up for full time position but had part time hours. The locations we had were horrible and only a certain demographic of people are interested in doing this preferably the 25-40 range. My manger was a compulsive liar and I have nothing positive to say about this job. Stay far far away from Bluegreen Vacations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid working for a timeshare company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bass Pro Shop Marketing in Dania, FL
    Former Employee - Bass Pro Shop Marketing in Dania, FL

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 4 weeks paid time off in your first year, vacation perks.

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere, everyone seems to be in it for themselves, always patting themselves on the back, no "TEAM" unity. Middle management does not seem qualified, most lack management & people skills. Difficult to be promoted unless you know someone or are related. Upper & middle managers seem to move form resort to resort to resort, there's very little longevity. Serious communication issues between departments exists, as well as finger pointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified people to run the business, less nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great at times, but the pay is very low for all positions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worker in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Worker in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Bluegreen Vacations full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefit package. It is an awesome perk to be able to visit the resorts as an employee.

    Cons

    Upper management isn't in tune with employee engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within your employee's to see the talent you already have in your ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Slowly weeding out best employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Confirmations Agent in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Confirmations Agent in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Four weeks of PTO, $75 week stays at certain resorts.

    Cons

    Managers are only concerned about selling add-ons because they get a large cut of the commissions, also from my experience they don't care about helping anyone but themselves which creates a hostile work environment. The customers are always angry about being lied to, constantly having to backtrack and give them gift cards for compensation for simple things. The resort half might be better, but the call center isn't the best place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out why certain people are selling add-ons left and right, while you are firing employees who have been with the company for over two years for lack of revenue. When you have sales agents who lie to get sales for greedy managers it's going to come back to hurt the company in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good experience ..... Fantastic Benefits !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Bluegreen Vacations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Above average hourly wage + commission -- if you can sell, you can make money with Bluegreen, Fantastic Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, 401K (vested immediately), PTO, Paid Holidays... Nice 'work to life' balance -- as a Sales Rep (in the retail environment) full time is 30 hours a week -- I had time to enjoy my life, while working - a HUGE plus!! I also had the opportunity to work with some fantastic Managers in my store that truly encouraged me and helped me to 'grow' my skills at selling. Thank you all!

    Cons

    Expect to work weekends and holidays -- it's Sales in a retail environment. My goal when I joined the company was to be promoted into Management. I was told countless times that the company promotes from within and rewards those that put in the work. That may be true in some Regions of the company but in my region, it's pretty much a 'boy's club'. To see others be promoted with no real Sales ability and putting in only minimum effort, it was hard to watch. I DO believe that if you are female, you have a much better chance of being in Management in the South and West Districts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that you need a much better way of assessing whether someone is ready for management. Having a phone interview with someone who lives in another part of the country and has never met you or watched you work and know what skills you possess is not fair to those that put in the effort every day to prove themselves. I truly felt unappreciated and led on with the 'wonderful opportunities that we have to move into management' speech that Bluegreen preaches. BUT -- I do want to thank you for a wonderful opportunity -- I learned a great deal about selling and interacting with the public, while working with some fabulous people ! and most of all -- thank you for realizing that a certain person at the National level was NOT good for this company. Hallelujah!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    FtF Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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

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