Carlson Wagonlit Travel

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Great family company.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern in Minnetonka, MN
Current Employee - Intern in Minnetonka, MN

I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

There is a great family vibe throughout the company. They actually do care about you and offer many great benefits.

Cons

The pay is not as good as it should be. Although they are good at moving people horizontally in the company, it is harder to move vertically. Too many people worry about office politics.

Advice to Management

Give employees better feedback on how to move vertically within the company. Evaluate employees based on skills, not based on office politics.

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  1. good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    diversity , variety,communication,benefits, and perks

    Cons

    advancement, increases, too long work hours

    Advice to Management

    recognize and reward loyalty

  2. Cannot believe this division is part of Carlson Companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting clients, nice co-workers, flexibility in work schedules

    Cons

    This division of CWT was acquired through Carlson’s purchase of another company. Having previously worked for a different division of Carlson Companies, I am shocked that this area calls itself CWT. No standardization of processes, antiquated approach to business, no due diligence when selecting vendors, some projects taken on WITHOUT written contracts, no tracking of profit, no knowledge of ROI continuous improvement or risk management. No sense of teamwork, very siloed approach to projects, no collaboration, there are not even scheduled team meetings, “too busy” to take time out. Industry experience has no value, most important aspect of job is if management likes you. Best description of the mind set is “we’ve always done it this way, why should we change”.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be afraid of change

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