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4 people found this helpful  

A bit unrealistic expectations.

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Former Employee - Education Travel Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Education Travel Specialist in Dallas, TX

I worked at WorldStrides

Pros

The trips you could earn were fun, but you had to go with kids...lots of them. It was nice to work from home. Casual attire. People were typically nice. The summers are really slow, and nice time to chill and take time off. No time off mid August till end of November, then again mid Jan till Jun.

Cons

Pay is set us as a draw, so you could end up owing them money if you don't meet your commissions. The goals that they set were unrealistic for peoples first year. $500,000 in sales is not attainable, of about 10 people that started around the same time, no one made it, highest was $350,000 I believe.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The training that they were starting to provide was a step in the right direction. The goals were not attainable, and frustrated people.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect to get paid

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    Current Employee - Educational Travel Specialist
    Current Employee - Educational Travel Specialist

    I have been working at WorldStrides full-time

    Pros

    Work from home
    Great travel product
    Hard working team
    Summer hours

    Cons

    Promised a big commission payout and very few people receive it
    Micro-managing
    Expected to do a lot of administrative tasks that they don't calculate into work day
    Extremely high turnover
    Unrealistic sales goals
    Constant calling to same teachers over and over again
    Extremely long hours during selling seasons
    Being pulled from sales job to work in the field without adjustment to daily routines
    Company will make sure it's paid first before it's people - so be prepared to fight for any bonuses/commissions that you earn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    LOVE this place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WorldStrides full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule during slow season, casual attire, Weight Watchers/gym membership, travel opportunities, environment, great team, happy hours, Summer Picnic, Christmas Party

    Cons

    Some complain about only wearing shorts in the summer months, parking downtown Charlottesville can be difficult but they pay for part of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the industry trends - casual attire, flexible hours/working from home, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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