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Holidaybreak Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
9 Reviews

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Holidaybreak Group Chief Executive Peter Kerkar
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  1.  

    Overall satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to travel
    Easygoing staff
    Meet those from other nationalities

    Cons

    No major cons, but must like camping and travelling

  2.  

    Had a great time

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good way to kill some time, but no career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courier  in  Wassenaar (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Courier in Wassenaar (Netherlands)

    Pros

    meet amazing people. see amazing places, learn how to be responsible and stand on your own two feet, really get to interact with your customers and make a difference, can obtain NVQ's while doing your season.

    Cons

    poor standard of living, bad wages so you dont really go home with anything, often on sites with no access to supermarkets or cash machine apart from the trip once every 2 weeks if your lucky which is organised at the convenience of staff with a car, you wont build a career within the company unless you are willing to have no opinion and not criticize anything the company promotes, your face has to fit otherwise members of management will find a reason to get rid of you that others get away with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look at the larger picture of your organisation. Opinions are not a bad thing and can be used to forge the future business provided they are voiced in the correct manner in the right setting. Your members of high end management and site management are as bias as they come- people in relationships with those in places of authority are treated VERY differently and if you question this you will be forced into a position of either leave or be sacked. Numbers of couriers have left as they are not offered opportunities despite working numerous seasons and being really good at what the do, and they get looked over as people who are new with no experience come in and are favoured by management then they end up doing a really bad job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Best thing I ever did

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

    Pros

    You get to meet so many amazing people and its a great company to work your way up through the ranks.

    Cons

    Being away from home can sometimes be tough for some people who get home sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a training course where people from the office work onsite for about a week and certain onsite staff have a week at the office to improve on understanding of how things actually work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    experience of a life time.

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience - Campsite Courier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campsite Courier  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Campsite Courier in Barcelona (Spain)

    Pros

    Meeting people from all around Europe
    Really great experience

    Cons

    Not many, but do not be afraid of hardwork

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An enjoyable working environment with good prospects for development.

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

    Pros

    Flexible, range of good opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Growing rapidly through aquasision

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    NA

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty Average

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Involve everyone in communications as to operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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