FCm Travel Solutions Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Great culture and a lot of support to help you maximize potential

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at FCm Travel Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with FCm Travel for well over a year and love this company. The people are well traveled and interesting, it is a true team environment, and you are given every opportunity to succeed.

    Training is taken very seriously, as this industry is very technical and there is a lot to learn. You are very supported in that area.

    I am in Business Development and feel well connected to both sales and operations - something that is often difficult for many companies to achieve. Communication and execution are excellent.

    Rewards, recognition, and a lot of laughs - it is an Aussie company so the culture is "work hard; play hard"

    Cons

    Healthcare options could be better for a large company

    More leadership training could be considered for a company growing as fast as it is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company growth is a great thing. As more people move into new roles, ensure that there is training that helps develop managers/leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Database developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small company, supposed growth and internal opportunities

    Cons

    Got to brown nose and sacrifice your entire personal life to be sucessful there. They watch the clock like you work in a factory. God forbid if you are 5 minutes late to work or have to leave early for an appointment! Then they have the nerve to force you to wear a uniform that you have to pay for out of your own pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life...balance work and home life. Give up on the rediculous uniforms. Business casual is the standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    No Ethics or Integrity - too much Partying and alcohol! If you have experience run away!

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    Former Employee - BDM From South West
    Former Employee - BDM From South West

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    this was a quality company for a while they purchased Garber Travel and Liberty Travel , but most people left and those who are left are making a lot of cash because they mark up everthing.

    Cons

    Upper Management is making 10 times more than others and there is no fair distubtion of sales leads. This is a high pressure job, if you don't make the company money you will be let go, No diversity, no hiring of minorities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation plan makes agents mark up the product too high and accounts get upset, there should be fair and equitable compensation .. reservations make nothing and upper management make 10 to 15 times that. No support and Team players,, it is a killed or be killed work enviroment. Hire more experieced people and pay them properly. All upper management is from over seas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Too much partying, little work

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about the industry here, fun parties

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities unless you party, managers are made to compete with their employees, no ethics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    This employer's work environment is not for everyone.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities are there if you want to transfer globally if you're aggressive enough, and want to do so.

    Cons

    This company seems to be for the young and single. They do not seem concerned about a work-life balance. Just work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 7 people found this helpful

    They want young single people who will travel in lieu of fair pay

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

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Working for a travel company has some great perks in the industry, none provided by FCm. Take advantage of the industry perks.

    If you love to travel, they have meetings and conferences all over the world, but you won't have much time to enjoy it. They are generally on weekends (unpaid) and they fly you in on Saturday for a meeting and dinner and fly you out Sunday morning (no FF miles either as they get "sponsors" to cover it).

    There are some good people (if they haven't left yet).

    Cons

    Benefits are bottom of the barrel. They do not offer annual performance/merit increases - it's an all incentive based system. This can be lucrative, but creates a culture of greed and backstabbing (which they like).

    It's an Aussie company and they like to party. I once ended up at the bar with the US President and chatted for a bit... I had to buy my own beer -sad.

    It's a travel company who is still focusing on travel AGENTS and not developing their own online technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are in a service industry - that means your employees are your only asset - invest in them! No training program and no budget for training your employees is as shortsighted as not investing in technology (even Down Under will embrace that new-fangled-web-thing someday).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, working from home, good company culture

    Cons

    Ongoing changes in staff and lots of re-structuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support Departments need to be up-staffed

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Plac to Work

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

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions

    Pros

    Nice management great environment. Lots of friendliness and room for advancement. FCm is growing, and now is the time to join.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better. 1 on 1 time could be better. People are slow to get back to you. It can be busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reply to your subordinates inb a more timely manner so that the paperwork can get done. Otherwise, no complaints here.

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Training needs to be better. Make the playing field level with everyone getting opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions full-time

    Pros

    People that you work with.

    Cons

    Training, pay,how work is handled. This is corporate travel not a real sales job and they praise the top performer that they "feed" the opportunities too. The clients do not have a choice but to "buy" from them, it's like selling a life boat to someone on The Titanic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to train team leaders better, team leader does not know law on overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. great to work in hardcore team

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    Former Employee - Travel Executive in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Travel Executive in Delhi (India)

    I worked at FCm Travel Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good & friendly working environment

    Cons

    lots of work no personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people to share more work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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