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Good Job For People Who Can Roll With the Punches and Don't Expect Fast Advancement, or Support From Management

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Former Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL

I worked at Travelzoo full-time (More than a year)

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Outstanding pay for middle to senior executives - Very good perks - Opportunity to move to another city and still keep your same job - Relatively accessible executive management - Friendly, youthful, energetic environment

Cons

- Stick in the muds when it comes to technology support for employees - Poor support for employees who have to make tough decisions - Goals can be moving targets - Very long "apprenticeship" expected prior to advancement (European model) - You frequently feel overqualified for the set of responsibilities you've been given - Decentralization of organization can be very inefficient, with key silos existing in different locations/time zones - Micromanaging runs rampant from the very top on down

Advice to Management

Support your executives in satellite offices better. Provide better IT/tech support out of Mountain View (don't make "no" your default answer). Be more consistent in expectations after setting goals. Stop surprising people with sudden, major organizational and reporting line changes.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Master's of Illusion- no growth, poor management and proud of it and not going to change

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

    I have been working at Travelzoo full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have lots of people that can write fake reviews to help them be selected as a "best place to work"

    Cons

    The executives here are so full of crap and blinded by their own personal goals that they are driving the company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    You should all fire yourselves to save the stockholders' money


  2. Helpful (4)

    Travelzoo's benefits are much better than I have received at other companies.

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

    I have been working at Travelzoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are truly special. We have excellent vacation as well as health coverage. We also have the TZOO Experience that gives us $1,500 toward a trip every year and an extra 3 days of vacation.

    Cons

    We have a lot of strong people - Type A personalities - and a lot of people who have the power to make decisions. This can cause conflict from time to time.


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