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Unorganized, unprofessional, no strategy

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I worked at Vantage Deluxe World Travel

Pros

Location - North End of Boston
Great product line
Hard working employees
Getting more involved with internet and social media marketing

Cons

No strategic management
No direction
No long-term stragegy
What have you done for me lately attitude
Very limited in-house experience in every department
No concept of team
Know-it-all mentality of company owner
Unethical business practices
Employee contributions are unrecognized throughout organization

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No advice to give, as I know it would fall on deaf ears. This is a one man show, and that one man isn't very smart.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 17 people found this helpful  

    take FLIGHT away from VTS!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vantage Deluxe World Travel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    some nice people, Canal St location

    Cons

    Verbally abusive environment created from fear of the owner. Completely unprofessional. No growth unless you are a friend of the owner, everyone is so afraid they just throw eachother under the bus to deflect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company, fire everyone who is a Director and up...start fresh..its a great product and could be such a thriving company w/out the foolishness of fear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 18 people found this helpful  

    The Wicked Twisted Step-Child of Travel Companies

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

    I worked at Vantage Deluxe World Travel

    Pros

    • Near North End
    • Convenient to public transportation
    • You may be offered free tickets to Boston sporting events after suffering through hours, days or years of verbal and mental abuse

    Cons

    • Dysfunctional on a Titanic scale, reinforced by daily bullying emails from a creepy, insecure CEO who micromanages every aspect of the company
    • Extremely high turnover rate in most departments, including HR and upper management (see first bullet)
    • Communication between upper managers and employees who do the actual work is poor, when it exists at all
    • Too many puppet managers who primarily attend meetings and babble in Corporatespeak, and are definitely not hands-on (see third bullet)
    • Not enough worker bees in the hive to handle a heavy, unrealistic workload
    • Salary increases are few to non-existent
    • Company is unprogressive and relies on past customers to sustain its business
    • CEO's childhood friends and other "favorites" periodically resurface as consultants or employees, thereby shattering any illusions of being in a semi-professional working environment (see first bullet)
    • It's quite shocking that this company sells anything remotely "deluxe," as most everything that happens internally points to the opposite (see first bullet)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. You're not half as important as you think, even if you suck up to the CEO and faithfully adhere to his policies of intimidation and degradation. You'll likely be looking for a new job faster than you can imagine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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