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Former Employee - Trip Leader in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Trip Leader in Salt Lake City, UT

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Get paid to hike, bike, and show people a good time in the best places on Earth. The guests tend to be very nice people who are enjoyable to spend time with. The co-workers are *AMAZING*. Hands down best job experience I've had.

Cons

Nomadic lifestyle, never home for holidays, hard to maintain personal relationships. Sometimes very long hours (but the work and people are so awesome that often isn't so bad).

Advice to Management

No advice to upper management - Tom and crew do a great job of making the best out of every situation.

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    Former Contractor - Trip Leader in Berkeley, CA
    Former Contractor - Trip Leader in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Backroads as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom and opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    It's really just a high end service job.

    Advice to Management

    Growth in the company depends too much on nepotism from friends in management positions.

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    awesome coleaders, upper management heavy handed

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    Current Employee - Trip in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Trip in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Backroads part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people you work with can turn out to be your best friends for life. The places we go are amazing. the idea of travelling around the world by bike is a great one.

    Cons

    the pay is low, the obsessive focus on evaluation can be disillusioning

    Advice to Management

    hire some people from outside who are business saavy with new ideas. recognize that people are valuable for different traits they bring to positions.

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