Holidaybreak Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Overall satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holidaybreak

    Pros

    Get to travel
    Easygoing staff
    Meet those from other nationalities

    Cons

    No major cons, but must like camping and travelling


  2. Eurocamp representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Eurocamp Representative in Venice (Italy)
    Former Employee - Eurocamp Representative in Venice (Italy)

    I worked at Holidaybreak

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The international environment you work in is great. You have the opportunity to meet people from all across Europe.

    Cons

    You live in a tent. Wages are very minimal. Long working hours.

    Advice to Management

    The management could show some more appreciation towards the hard working employees


  3. A great way to experience a different way of life in a country or region that you probably wouldn't choose as a holiday

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver/Montage Courier in Messanges, Aquitaine (France)
    Former Employee - Driver/Montage Courier in Messanges, Aquitaine (France)

    I worked at Holidaybreak

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great social experience visiting different regions and many nationalities. Hard work but very rewarding when you get good feedback from customers & guests.

    Cons

    As an older member of the team I was subject to petty rivalry from members of the management who were younger than myself resulting with extra/harder tasks to perform with deadlines impossible to meet.
    Some of the extra tasks were a result of unorganized time management skills due to not having all the management qualities required for such a large team & site.
    The staff living area did sometimes turn into something like a gypsy site with bad and unsocial behavior leaving the whole company with a tarnished reputation which I believe escalated after I had left employment with Holidaybreak.


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  5. 3rd season couriers thoughts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courier in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Courier in Paris (France)

    I worked at Holidaybreak full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Although it's not a glamorous job, you get to spend your days (hopefully) working in a pleasant climate wearing shorts and flip flops (although technically cant wear flip flops for work now - health and safety rubbish). You get nice hours off over lunch and in the evenings and there's usually someone about to socialize with. I've always said this job is far better than any other unskilled or qualified 9-5 job and would recommend it to most.

    Cons

    Work can be very repetitive and does get a lot busier during high season (July-August) but by this time youve got a good routine and the work isn't too taxing. Dealing with unhappy holiday-makers isn't ever much fun but you always have to remember they're not there to complain, they do actually want to have a nice time.

    Advice to Management

    The head office needs to be a bit more flexible with information given - i.e - prospective working sites for next year. and never seems to give you a straight answer to your questions. Also, not knowing when and where you will be going and only having a few days' notice is an incredibly stressful position to be in.


  6. Had a great time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Cleaner in Dol-de-Bretagne (France)
    Current Contractor - Cleaner in Dol-de-Bretagne (France)

    I have been working at Holidaybreak as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    freedom, foreign country, women, friends sun, sea, alcohol.

    Sign up, you'll love it. Good opps for career if interested

    Cons

    How good your time is completely depends on your boss, I was lucky enough to have alright bosses.

    Pay is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and you will get happy campers.


  7. experience of a life time.

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

    I worked at Holidaybreak full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was fun from the minute i got off the plane. everyone was friendly and easy going. i got to visit places i would never have thought of going while on montage. the team i was with was more like a family by the end and i have made friends for life.

    Cons

    it took a while to bond as a team so possibly some team building exercises or ice breaker activities to start off the new group. i didnt feel that there was any focus on the progression of the employees from the management, only that they felt we were their to do our job and then go, if their was a bit of time set aside for one to one meetings with managers to discuss what we would like from the role and maybe help in achieving it.
    Most of the people i worked with were people who had been out before and a lot of the time we were given tasks in the assumption that we would know how to do it because everyone else knew.

    Advice to Management

    management let personal feelings and friendships affect their decisions when allocating tasks i feel that this is unprofessional. I also feel that they should not have personal relationships with employees. time should be spent with each employee to ensure that they know exactly what is expected of them.


  8. Great Experience - Campsite Courier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Campsite Courier in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Contractor - Campsite Courier in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Holidaybreak as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting people from all around Europe
    Really great experience

    Cons

    Not many, but do not be afraid of hardwork


  9. An enjoyable working environment with good prospects for development.

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

    I have been working at Holidaybreak

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, range of good opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    In travel sector which is not a traditionally high-paying sector


  10. Growing rapidly through aquasision

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

    I have been working at Holidaybreak

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Works in some exciting markets. The company has been growing rapidly through aquasision over the last few years.

    Cons

    Aquasitions run as descrete companies, leading to less opportunity for career development than if merged.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  11. Pretty Average

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Intern in Northwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accounts Intern in Northwich, England (UK)

    I worked at Holidaybreak

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, undemanding work
    Supportive office culture

    Cons

    No opportunity for interesting career
    No real sense of the direction of the business; you're left to do your job on your own and that's all

    Advice to Management

    Involve everyone in communications as to operations



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