Vantage Deluxe World Travel

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You've been warned

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Former Employee - --- in Boston, MA
Former Employee - --- in Boston, MA

I worked at Vantage Deluxe World Travel full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Convenient to North Station and the T.

Cons

The numerous negative reviews are absolutely true. If considering Vantage as a place to build your career - consider your move carefully. If you want to work in the owner's "candy store" where what he says goes and where he considers his abusive and crude behavior appropriate because it's his company - this place may just be a place for you. There are also participants who have found safe haven in being the owner's negative conspirators to pull others down to keep themselves safe. Meetings are hijacked for hours where collaboration and creativity are squashed. People are paged as if they are were doctors to report to an emergency room - rather they are called upstairs to be demeaned and challenged. Everyone is required to report on their contributions on a weekly basis and negative aspects are pulled out for public ridicule. Most who are junior in their role openly convey they are their to build their resume. Too bad - this place could be great - but no chance unless things change at the very top. Be careful who you trust. Watch your back. And you better be strong because abuse should be expected. Unless you are in the call center where your work can be constantly monitored, there are no flexible work arrangements. You will need to work nights and weekends just to do your work because your workdays are absorbed by meetings, preparing for meetings and reports. Relentless accountability with no empowerment or progressive thinking.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take action, speak up, encourage independent thinking and create a supportive encouraging environment. Look at the patterns – extensively high turnover leaves the person ultimately responsible – the owner. The senior management team needs to stand up and highlight the true cause of dysfunction. If you want to grow as a company and keep pace with the competition – improve employee relations.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely, ridiculously bad. You should heed every warning you hear or read.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vantage Deluxe World Travel (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really great people here. Close to North Station.

    Cons

    Unfortunately many of them have battered wife syndrome because they know if they challenge top leadership or a pit bull accomplice, they will be fired on the spot. The turnover is huge. Even if you are desperate for a job you won't last long if you have any self respect. Every aspect of operations is in disarray because there is no institutional memory, or a cogent business practice that treats employees humanly. I just witnessed someone really great who had to go because he was sabotaged by leadership who wouldn't let him run his area properly. Sucks BIG TIME. Don't do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either go back to school and get some training, or leave the company to others who are more knowledgable about running a business. I'm not saying this to be spiteful and I certainly am not exaggerating--there is so much wasted potential because of your ridiculous, childish, petty, and abusive behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    It's a trap!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Vantage Deluxe World Travel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    * The same ones you will see on each review, location, free fruit, sports tickets...
    * The ability to bond with co-workers in a way that simulates a war time setting (albeit for a short time due to turnover)
    * Excellent career advancement potential if you are adept at writing phony reviews on glassdoor.

    Cons

    Imagine for a minute, Gary Busey on a peak cycle of steroids and acid....Now give him full power with no accountability and a trendy pair of nut hugging shorts.....Now make him micro manage every aspect of your job while changing his directives daily and blaming you for following yesterday's orders... Now provide a backdrop of an outdated system that can't ever be upgraded due to the high turnover in IT and every other department...Now be held 'accountable' for the constantly changing numbers that are churned from this aforementioned system....Now watch in awe as every single person you work with gets fired....Is today your day?........Welcome to Vantage...... Am I clear?....Did I say it right?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Head for zee hills!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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