Lindblad Expeditions Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lindblad Expeditions

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

    Pros

    Nice staff, congenial. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Chronically short staffed, especially in rez.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff.


  2. Opportunity to travel the world, fun work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Crew Member
    Current Employee - Senior Crew Member

    I have been working at Lindblad Expeditions full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great employees, both crew members and staff. Fun work environment, paid travel to and from the ships. Opportunity to take trips on other ships in fleet.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other expedition cruise companies, some cases of micro-managing and miscommunication through the ranks.


  3. This place is not what it seems...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lindblad Expeditions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice roof-top deck, and good vacation policy, but that's irrelevant since they never let you take any time off. If they do, they will make you change your plans at the last minute. Everyone acts happy on the surface, but you have to walk on egg-shells and keep your mouth shut or risk upsetting the one with the "God Complex".

    Cons

    No annual reviews or a process for professional development.
    Beware of this company. They can't keep certain positions filled. If you are interviewing for a job here, make sure you meet with everyone you will be reporting in to, and question them as to why this position is open and how many times it has been filled in the past 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Put in a system of "checks and balances". One person should not be allowed to be a dictator. Encourage your employees to express their opinions and creative ideas.


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  5. Generally good, but sometimes frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Lindblad Expeditions full-time

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

    Pros

    Lindblad produces an A+++ product. It is very easy to take pride in the customer experience.

    If you can take advantage of the travel benefits, they are very good.

    Cons

    There are persistent communication problems throughout the company that just don't seem to getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking your extremely dedicated workforce for granted. Many employees are 'lifers', and that is rare these days.


  6. LEX truly values its employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - On Board in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - On Board in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Lindblad Expeditions as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team, excellent management, lovable CEO.

    Cons

    Salaries could be a little higher

    Advice to Management

    ...


  7. Some great people to work with, made lifelong friends in only a short time there. HR and NY mgmt: horrid.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Office in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Lindblad Expeditions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The travel experiences are wonderful.

    Cons

    Benefits, salaries and HR. There are no programs in place for employee improvement or well-being.

    Advice to Management

    Your company's success follows the happiness of your employees. Keep the GREAT employees happy and take care of them...stop using them.


  8. Lots of hard work, great experience, under appreciated staff.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Steward in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Former Contractor - Steward in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    I worked at Lindblad Expeditions as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to experience some of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Cons

    Underpaid and under appreciated. Some managers were horrible in dealing with their employees.



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