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Updated Jul 22, 2014

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3.4 50 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

TUI Travel CEO Peter Long

Peter Long

(14 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Being able to move around the world to different locations is fantastic (in 3 reviews)

  • international working environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Brands and different companies under main holding company tended to be convoluted (in 4 reviews)

  • Firstly location (Luton - need I say more) (in 4 reviews)

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    An international experience with many exciting challenges

    Commercial Support Manager (Current Employee)

    Pros- international working environment
    - opportunity to develop and try many different types of roles
    - dynamic and result driven company

    Cons- as it is a large organisation, the internal politics can be inefficient and time consuming
    - although it is an international environment it is still challenging to move roles across businesses if you do not know the right people. (HR have limited visibility, motivation to work across businesses and markets)

    Advice to Senior Management- continue to challenge yourselves
    - evaluate/analyse cost savings and actions better and understand what their long term impact will be for the business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Things don't move fast

    Web Developer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsRelaxed atmosphere. People aren't very strict. Healthy work-life balance.

    ConsIt can be hard to get things done, like working with HR and figuring out the bureaucracy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat travel benefits, employee reviews consistent.

    ConsBrands and different companies under main holding company tended to be convoluted.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Luxury Travel, but employees are not respected

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) El Segundo, CA

    ProsYou're constantly learning about new destinations for travel. Once in a while you can take advantage of a good travel deal.

    ConsSenior management does not support or provide enough resources to allow employees to do a great job. Staff is overloaded and overworked, resulting in low morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your regular employees better; they are the ones making memorable trips happen for employees. Treat employees with respect and compensate them appropriately.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment, fun people to interact with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFriendly staff, interesting job meeting many new people every day. Head staff is always willing to help you out and you never need to be afraid to ask for anything. Very flexible in work hours

    ConsMostly part time staff, you can't make a living only doing this job, ships do not come in every day. Sometimes travel is a hassle to get there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bullies

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAll positives were completely and utterly crushed......

    ConsLine managers bully their staff as they too are bullied. So you cannot approach anyone for help to prevent this as those above rule in a similar way.
    Targets reached so they find something else to shout about. Humiliating, upsetting, destroying, disaster of an experience.
    I quit a good job to join Tui and feel gutted I was duped from day one. False promises of what's on the horizon.
    Absolutely NO employee care whatsoever.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you wish to keep staff and save on training costs. Treat them as human beings. Value their work, educate if they fail. Praise often..

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    Great experience for young people looking to work abroad

    Chalet Host (Former Employee) Les Deux Alpes (France)

    ProsProvides the opportunity to work with like-minded people in some of the best winter and summer holiday destinations in Europe and beyond.
    Necessities ranging from accommodation to insurance are arranged for you prior to departure so you don't have to worry.
    Interacting with a wide range of guests allows you to make a lot of new friends.

    ConsOften work long, hard hours and following the deductions receive very little income. Not a problem if you are are happy just about breaking even but definitely not a money maker!

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure in-resort managers make the effort to integrate with their team. The knowledge that you are working for a manager that you like and who cares about you provides inspiration when the going gets tough.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company name, but lost their way in world of Retail

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosopportunities are with this company to progress, and as a company Tui are vibrant and focussed for todays world, they are leading the way in travel with excellent Hotels and service.

    ConsThe Retail enviroment is wrapped up with lots of pressure on staff. leaving them feeling exhausted , largely due to many years of cutting down staff in retail due to todays demanding world of profit, making our staff in retail feeling lots of pressure to meet company standards and left feeling under valued .

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are the core of the business, keeping them valued is making their job more enjoyable, Im afraid to say that as a company so big their only focus is the big numbers and their is no concern for base level yet all contributing to the same company in some form or another.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good experience overall but recent changes make it difficult to consider as a long-term career.

    Resort Team Leader (Former Employee) Fethiye, Mugla (Turkey)

    ProsYou get the feeling that you are an important part of the company, no matter what role you are in. Management make sure that you get recognised and rewarded for good work and there are always opportunities to progress in the company. There is a great lifestyle away from work and you get to see and experience some amazing places around the world, not to mention all of the people you will meet along the way.

    ConsThe job can be quite demanding and in some resorts you can find yourself really stretched due to staff shortages. Some managers will get stuck in and help out with any task but others can be very distant and leave some team members neglected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that management are prepared to help out at lower levels when required.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Company to work for!!!!!

    Marketing Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsI'm not quite sure the pros of the marketing department. However, travel industry in general is interesting.

    Cons-Firstly location (Luton - need I say more)?
    -In the interview they talked highly of the last minute, (heavily) discounted holidays, only to find out they're impossible to get
    -Management was lacking in leadership skills, developing the employees and delegating tasks
    -the food was average
    -not very creative in terms of testing new ideas
    -VERY unfriendly/cliquey department. If you've not been friends with the team for years or you don't live near them then any type of social conversation is out of the picture
    -VERY high turnover rate for marketing executives...this is down to the poor management styles and leadership. They don't care to help progressing and growing their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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