Vacations To Go

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Vacations To Go Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best job I've had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 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
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the worst, but not good either

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long Hours Risk and Reward

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    It was a great opportunity

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

    I worked at Vacations To Go full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity if you know how to ask for the sale and build rapport

    Cons

    No Cons. Everything was perfect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees work at home after a year or good track record.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    You determine your income

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great earning potential and great perks. I think this is one of the best sales jobs out there. All of the leads are inbound, and we are selling a fun product. A lot is done to keep agents happy in the office and employee suggestions are used to continue improving. Training is paid, and the training program is very thorough. Anyone who wants to be successful here is able to. The dress code is casual, work environment is fun, and the company picnics and holiday party are fun events outside of the office. Many opportunities for free and discounted travel.

    Cons

    The hours for new agents are nights and weekends. Eventually you are able to move up to earlier hours or different days off, but it can be difficult for some people to adjust to the schedule at first. It can get a little repetitive sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love This Place (and I can't believe everyone doesn't)!

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

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

    Pros

    All of the leads are inbound, with no cold-calling. I haven't made a cold-call in years, and hope I never have to again. This is truly the perfect job if you can stay self motivated. It's all up to you, to basically run your day yourself. I've been on over 10 vacations for free, I make good money, and I get to talk about travel all day. Plus, the company has picnics twice a year, free ice cream every month, a crazy holiday party. What's not to like?

    Cons

    The hours aren't great for new people, but they get better. If you can't stay self-motivated, this isn't the place for you. I'm not sure about the other commenters here, but I've seen it before. A sales rep here complains that they aren't making enough money, but then they spend half of their day socializing and never answer the phone. You get out what you put in, simple as that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep commuincating, and keep working to improve!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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