Vacations To Go

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Vacations To Go Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best job I've had.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with VTG for a little over 5 years and I can honestly say I love my job. At VTG the leads come to you so as long as you are dedicated and enthusiastic you can become as successful as you want to be. The laid back atmosphere and friendliness of the staff make it a fun place to go each day. There is tons of training and refreshers so you always know what's going on in the travel business. Oh and the company picnics/holiday parties rock too. =0)

    Cons

    Somehow grape soda was removed from the soda machine on the first floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

    Pros

    VTG in general has a great working environment... Opposite to many sales jobs there is not so much pressure

    Cons

    I believe management is very weak... It's like they do not look at people's skills before they hire them... Some of them are very knowledgeable but do not know how to supervise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the employees need to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Career potential good for travel industry enthusiasts

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Income potential, career growth, positive coworker interaction/building friendships

    Cons

    Life/work balance - must sacrifice personal life to get ahead, can be draining and monotonous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need leadership training for all levels of management by an outside source. Blind leading the blind with backstabbing politics needs to be addressed. You have potential to be great, just need to stop the gossip mill.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Former employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vacations To Go

    Pros

    Not micro managed. Great motivated co workers. Very easy going management. Great perks that include free cruises if your selected. Great Hotel benefits with your IATA card as travel agent.

    Cons

    Company does not offer paid vacation time which adds stress to every vacation knowing your coming back to a small paycheck and tons of emails after your vacation. This is after you spent tons of money on your vacation and really need to have a good check to compensate for the spending. Another negative is you have to put in a lot of hours to make any money your first couple of years there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what most 100% commission companies pay. They take the weekly average of what you make a year to pay vacation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company, terrible management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go

    Pros

    Vacation Perks....casual dress, cool co-workers.

    Cons

    Horrible starting hours, 4-1am if you choose not to work Sat/Sund. Company said it would take a year and a half to change schedule. Left after 3 years without any change. Horrible benefits. Your just a number in this company unless you are a top salesman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop overpromising and start delivering!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Travel Counselor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vacations To Go full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best part- the majority of the time, they let you work on your own. There is not a lot of micro-managing. Most of the people that work there are very easy to get along with. You can work 20 hours a day if you wish. Some do, and make bank.

    Cons

    Commission based. When its slow, like Sept-Dec, it can be tough. Even taking call after call, you may get a deal here and there, but the cruises are so cheap, you may make only $20-$30 on a $700 cruise. There are many days you can go home empty handed. WIth heavy competition and price of cruises dropping, it can be make you mad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need to bother. Your best ideas will be ignored, because the people in charge are way smarter than you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the worst, but not good either

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vacations To Go full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about the job was the bonuses. They offered benefits, and were somewhat flexible with work hours. They provided lots of training for the job.

    Cons

    Office culture was extremely petty, with promotions and raises denied or granted as power-plays. Too many rumors of affairs between upper management for company morale to be anything but negative. Not nearly enough vacation days or holidays provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should offer management training to your managers, most of whom get their jobs for being there longer than others or for being friends with upper management instead of for their skill as leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    So Far So Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cruise Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cruise Agent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vacations To Go full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The incubation period is 4 months and the training is very thorough. It is a bit scary when you are taking your first phone calls, but it is a great environment.
    They give you a week vacation when you finish certain training exercises, and you learn a lot about the cruise industry.

    Cons

    The schedule sucks for newbys, but it is a learning curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Realistic View

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

    Pros

    No stress
    Relaxed Environment
    Great Coworkers

    Cons

    You have to Live at the job to make good money. Like 70 hours or more a week.

    The upper management team needd to be shaken up and some need to be mived out of their position. One member in particular is NOT liked by many employees at all.

    The commission split could be higher/better.

    Agenta should be paid a base salary for VERY SLOW PERIODS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk tge walk and talk the talk. Meaning, lead by example.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long Hours Risk and Reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vacations To Go full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, vacation rewards, comfortable environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekend work, no benefits, non paid time off.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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