Travelex Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
63 Reviews
2.3
63 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great working environment and a good place to start off at, easy to get a job there and esay work (in 5 reviews)

  • Cannot really think of any, experience in Foreign Exchange is the only Pro I can think of (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Working hours are not regular and make it difficult to plan anything outside of work; work-life balance is poor (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay especially for responsibly (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Glorified bank teller

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant

    I worked at Travelex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are always interesting people to meet, since they're either coming from or will be going abroad. It's also pretty neat to see currency from other countries.

    Cons

    Exchange rates are in no way competitive, so this service tailors mostly to people who don't know that their bank can get them foreign currency or who waited to the last minute to get what they need. It's just like any other sales job, where the wrath of the customer gets unleashed at you instead of at the corporate mucky-mucks who determine the prices and fee structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great part-time job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Travelex part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ITS A GREAT PART TIME JOB TO SUPPLEMENT INCOME. They are flexible if you attend school or have another job. A lot of overtime if you need it.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goal expectations. Low wages. Has a very high overturn of staff and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages and incentives to keep quality staff.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Laid off right before maternity leave ended

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    LOved working here until I became pregnant... and had to go out on disability because they refused to let me work from home, like another preganat associate had been permitted to do. My doctor ended up putting me out of work at 4 months because traveling into the office was no longer viable. how convenient

    Cons

    I had to go out on disability because they refused to let me work from home, like another preganat associate had been permitted to do. My doctor ended up putting me out of work at 4 months because traveling into the office was no longer viable. how convenient to go through a restructuring and be told my positionn was given to someone else because he'd been there longer and wanted it, AFTER making me interview.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    i like the working environment, deal with different ppl from all over the world

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelex full-time

    Pros

    i like doing currency exchange, so much fun

    Cons

    chance of promotion is not that easy

  6.  

    Not Pleasant.

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    Current Employee - Lead Generation  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Generation in New York, NY

    I have been working at Travelex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not much, older culture on the Global Business Side and people were extremely reserved. No one to really train, or help you.

    Cons

    Poor training
    Smile and dial
    Most of the firms they asked you to follow up with were poorly selected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training, data mining.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horrible management and business plan

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelex full-time

    Pros

    None, I can't think of one positive thing to say about this company!

    Cons

    If you are looking to work for a disorganized company you found it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace ALL current management and create a business plan (and stick with it) for the markets sold into.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Travelex is the absolute best currency trading company in the world

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    Current Employee - Bank Note Trader  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Bank Note Trader in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Travelex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security. People are always traveling, collecting and trading so If you do well, you will always be on the team. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Most promotions are done from the outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Resume building boredom at Travelex

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Natick, MA

    I have been working at Travelex part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great for resume if you want to transition to another cash handling job

    Cons

    boring, boring, very boring, very very boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High management turnover, pay increases are very small

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Travelex part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, not too stressful, friendly coworkers/management

    Cons

    High management turnover, VP and RSDs are always pushing for unrealistic sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Travelex part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work, it is different everyday

    Cons

    No benefits, no benefits, no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about some benefits or incentive to stay here. I'm sure turnover is high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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