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Overworked and underpaid, it's a sweatshop.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at Travelex

Pros

Good location in DC near 2 metro stops
Free gym in the building

Cons

Extremely underpaid compared to other companies
Under average benefits compared to other companies
Misleading growth opportunities
Low employee morale and high turnovers
An environment of "burn-outs" due to high workloads, lack of appropriate prioritization, internal politics, and lack of employee engagement/motivation
Leaders are not authentic, they don't engender trust
Poor leadership behavior is never acted upon
Totally inefficient internal processes & outdated systems
HR sides management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay employees more money and offer better benefits
Hire competent managers
Buy Herman Miller chairs
Keep promises you make
Value your employees better, take care of them better (not just upper management) and see what happens

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
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  1. employees with a range of work ethics making sweat shop wages regardless.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Travelex

    Pros

    easy to get time off
    flexible work hours
    downtown DC
    Gym in the building
    coffee maker (although the coffee tastes awful)

    Cons

    compensation
    HR department sides with Management
    Managers who are in their position due to friends and family
    biases that carry over between departments regardless of ones work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and retain your top talent by paying them a competitive wage and get rid of some of the people who are barely competent enough to correctly complete their day to day responsibilities. This would help morale and show others that you respect and admire hard-work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. Travelex

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

    I have been working at Travelex

    Pros

    competitive benefits, management is putting more effort into making a better work environment.

    Cons

    no clear direction/management. Penny wise and pound foolish. There's internal struggles between departments (have a cover your ass mentality). The company seems to prefer hiring outside the company instead of promoting/rewarding their good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the office culture and communicate the direction of the business to the whole company.

    No opinion of CEO
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