Holland America Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Holland America President and CEO Stein Kruse
Stein Kruse
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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. Refurbishment Projects

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere in a company building processes to improve values and quality of life while providing an unchallengeable service to its customers.

    Cons

    Long hours and flight standard low

    Advice to Management

    Look after the good people and don't expect them to accommodate for those that aren't to that standard - supplement the team to allow for quality of life for the others. Don't base performance trends on the best person.


  2. Good CruiseShip Company

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

    I worked at Holland America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Company covers tickets for all crewmembers (To join the ship and repatriation).

    Cons

    HR needs to be more organized.


  3. Sales Coordinator to Director of Eastern Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Holland America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with Diversity and acceptance of different life styles.

    Cons

    Rather keep my comments to myself

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


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    Highly Political / Old World Biz Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great vacation time, travel benefits, awesome co-workers

    Cons

    work you to death culture, all about being seen in the office no matter how much work you actually do, poor management training, poor management in general

    Advice to Management

    train on HOW to manage people


  6. Marketing Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Events Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Events Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding company that truly cares about it's employees. Great senior staff, office environment and benefits. There is a lot of hiring within, so lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    Street parking around the building is non existent. Bus routes to corporate office are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. NIGHT AUDIT CLERK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - NIGHT AUDIT CLERK in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - NIGHT AUDIT CLERK in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland America as a contractor

    Pros

    it was nice working on holland america with good salary

    Cons

    the length too long its teen month per contract

    Advice to Management

    reduce the length of contract to become six month per contract


  8. Helpful (2)

    Don't do it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 schedules available and sometimes they feed you.

    Cons

    No challenges, no opportunities, promotion freezes, politics, belittling senior management


  9. Treasury Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 !


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great people, outdated management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Holland America full-time

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    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



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