Rustic Pathways

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Passionate about creating global citizens and empowering teens through thoughtful travel, adventure and service.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

This company is comprised of some of the most incredible, inspirational, passionate, and fun people you have ever met. Working for RP means you have the chance to change the trajectory of our next generation while participating in impactful and sustainable service projects around the world. You have the chance to travel, and connect with a global community, make a difference and grow.

Cons

This company is still working out the kinks of a structural overhaul and is feeling some growing pains. Staff can be under appreciated and while it offers a high quality service with a focus on safety and sustainable projects, management is still trying to find a balance somewhere between a "normal" 9-to-5 work environment and giving your life up for the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put more time into building the "family" instead of increasingly allowing the company culture to fade as we grow.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Rustic Pathways

  1.  

    Fast growing company, rough around the edges, but great potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Country Director
    Current Employee - Country Director

    Pros

    * Travel opportunities
    * Ability to be creative and develop areas of interest
    * Rapidly growing company
    * Ability to develop out of the box ideas
    * Great co-workers & company culture
    * 5-6 weeks vacation
    * Flexible working hours, and ability to work from home
    * Telecommuting
    * Great health benefits, including dental, and 401K
    * Great programming, and a constant effort to improve it
    * Leadership

    Cons

    * Lots of un-expected travel / change in plans
    * Organizations structure constantly changing
    * Lots of change in strategy
    * Easily pigeon holed into a specific position
    * Lack of feedback regarding performance
    * Long hours during the summer, and recruitment season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions based on a set plan, not on what can be perceived as a whim. Be transparent with employees and provide a better picture of the company strategy. Provide greater feedback, both positive and negative, about employee performance. Provide more benefits to seasonal staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great if you love working with kids, Abysmal in every other Aspect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to travel to amazing places
    Do things tourists only dream of
    Work with great kids from around the world

    Cons

    Little to no communication between management in country and around the world
    Disorganized at the best of times, Rustic's reputation is kept up by the hard work of counselors, when you need them managers are like ghosts
    "Service Projects" are mediocre at best, mostly not impacting and with shoddy workmanship.
    The Boy's club/Ivy league mentality can be seen and felt all around.
    Shady stories abound

    Rustic does have an amazing marketing team though so despite it all I think it will keep growing exponentially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the higher ups who have ascended simply due to company growth. Many are woefully under-qualified and have no clue what they are doing.. travelers who became big wigs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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