Holland America

www.hollandamerica.com
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Best corporate experience of my career.

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Holland America full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good review mostly due to my Director and collegues (90%). This company doesn't lay people off in droves.

Cons

Raises are few and far between and the company generally pays less for the same job than other companies in the area. Most people are overworked (hence the lack of lay offs) and it's easy to get burned out if you make an effort for some work/life balance. The poor economy makes people fear making waves (by asking to be paid better for the extra efforts) and management takes advantage of this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Short-sightedness. We're supposed to save money by making things more efficient, but long term savings requires spending money on good solutions now. It will pay off sooner than you might think - listen to the people who do the jobs and losen the purse strings.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Photographer on Holland America cruise ships

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Photographer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Holland America as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quite laid back position compared to other cruise lines/cruises, related to the average age of passengers.

    Cons

    HAL hierarchy system I haven't found very appealing (sharp line between status: officer/staff/crew)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be paying more attention on injustice towards ship crew... this review I wouldn't have done if more attention has been paid to my case

    Recommends
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    Musician

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    Former Employee - Band Leader in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Band Leader in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Holland America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel the world, decent pay

    Cons

    Living on a ship for the rest of your life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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