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

I have been working at Holland America full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Travel, exposure to mutliple cultures, multiple ethnicities - in a positive way.

Cons

the cons are in some ways a benefit - hidebound, but you always have safety mechanisms that are redundant to extremes, tends to be very male oriented, but intolerant of harrassments of any type.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sometimes consensus can be harmful - if you only get the people who want to please you to answer you.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Holland America has gone downhill.........

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Holland America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, free/reduced cruise opportunities, co-workers

    Cons

    2nd floor support departments are worked to death. My manager kissed up to her higher ups and was therefore allowed to treat her staff however she wished (hence the reason for me quitting after 5+ years). Lack of Human Resources support. Lack of follow-through unless it was something that benefited management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. There are people working there that have put their heart and soul into that company and you're chewing them up and spitting them out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent management experience and the chance to see the world

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    Former Employee - Cruise Director
    Former Employee - Cruise Director

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

    Pros

    Working for Holland America allowed me to travel all around the world and manage a diverse team. It is a fast-paced environment that requires quick thinking and adaptability. In addition, it was a please to work with colleagues from 6 continents.

    Cons

    It can be very difficult to work far from home, away from your support network. In addition, the ships operate semi-autonomously from the corporate office and often the corporate office does not explain many of its choices. Communication from certain departments is severely lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your shipboard employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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