Holland America Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Holland America President and CEO Stein Kruse
Stein Kruse
55 Ratings

Pros
  • a chance to see many different exotic beautiful scenery around the world (in 5 reviews)

  • Travel benefits great people who enjoy thete job (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Most people are overworked (hence the lack of lay offs) and it's easy to get burned out if you make an effort for some work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Philipino crew members specially (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Treasury Analyst

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Holland America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment ! I love working here. Fun place to work at and very good opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Nothing, I like pretty much everything :) the location is not the best when you have a long commute but the parks across the street makes my commute worth it !


  2. Great people, outdated management.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Holland America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People all work very hard to get the job done. For the most part, fun work.

    Cons

    Not enough people to comfortably do their jobs well. Lot's of beaurocracy to add to the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Get better organized or hire more people. Pay fair wages to keep performers around. Move tenured people on, they're perpetuating a bad system.


  3. Travel and Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holland America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel and get paid. Work with interesting people.

    Cons

    Long periods away from home


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  5. Holland America

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Holland America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flex Time with working hours

    Cons

    Old school hierarchical management and poor benefits


  6. YPC

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    Former Employee - Youth Program Director in Port Townsend, WA
    Former Employee - Youth Program Director in Port Townsend, WA

    I worked at Holland America (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Traveling the world and meeting interesting people

    Cons

    Work 9+ hours a day, 7 days a week


  7. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holland America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and advancement opportunity

    Cons

    They expect hard work, hours can be long at certain times of year

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Web Applications Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holland America

    Pros

    Nice company culture and good hours

    Cons

    I didn't get to do much as an intern


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    HAL Librarian

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    Former Employee - Librarian
    Former Employee - Librarian

    I worked at Holland America

    Pros

    Get to travel around the world, or at least where your ship is scheduled to go. Meet awesome people.

    Cons

    Work 10-hour days on sea days. 6+ hour days on port days. No days off. Share room with roommate. $55/day pay.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience, wouldn

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    Former Employee - Manager Human Resources IT Administration in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager Human Resources IT Administration in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Holland America (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Smart co-workers that have a passion for the company. The office location is great

    Cons

    Work Life Balance- There is none. Benefits are average Could be more on the edge of new technology


  11. .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Holland America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent refresh of senior management in 2014

    Cons

    Salary a little on the lean side for average standard



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