Vacations To Go Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Great opportunity to make good money (in 4 reviews)

  • No cold calling, working only incoming leads (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management is not in tune with other employees & is consistently demoralizing (in 7 reviews)

  • Middle management (Directors, Department Managers and Team Managers) are clueless (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Management doesn't interfere to much.

    Cons

    Hard to advance and upper management sometimes doesn't take your word for it.

    Advice to Management

    Show a pathway for advancement.

  2. Nice company to work for,laid back atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits of traveling,no sales goals.

    Cons

    100% commission,so you have to put in a lot of extra hours to make some good money.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new employees to have a base salary as well as commission until they get a good customer base.

  3. I worked at Vacations To Go full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice people - management doesn't have a clue. Everyone in management is drinking the same Kool-Aid.

    Cons

    They need to learn how not to rob the sales people- If you are a 25% commissioned employee - and she makes a mistake - take the mistake out of the commission and split it 75 - 25, instead of deducting the employees commission out of mistake and company keeping 100% of remaining profit.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to train new hires for success instead of failure. In training, it is a " Sling it up on the wall and see what sticks mentality. Training Managers are selling instead of teaching new hires a road to success. Managers only answer questions, ARE NOT PRO-ACTIVE.

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  5. Not Bad Not Good

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent
    Former Employee - Sales Agent

    I worked at Vacations To Go full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. There are several opportunities win free cruises or at least partially paid cruises. Co-workers are wonderful.

    Cons

    Pay is straight commission and is subject to fluctuations of the season.

    It's not as bad of a con if you speak a foreign language, but most new employees only get odd schedules to work at.

    The truth about working here is that in order to make any reasonable amount of money (and by reasonable I mean $50k+) you have to have your nose to the grindstone 100% of the time, burning the midnight oil on your days you are scheduled to work, and putting in large amounts of time on your days off.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, management is pretty good.

  6. potential to make money

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    Current Employee - Cruise Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cruise Agent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

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

    Pros

    potential to make money, but u must b willing to show up at least 6- 7 days a week putting in no less than 55-60hrs for those hefty paychecks

     lots of give away"s (free cruises etc), company pick nick once a year and annual recognition gala

    Cons

    you'll b responsible for sales, service and accounting. You may not take any days off between jan-mar its known as wave season, sorry.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of robert baker

  7. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

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

    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 Management

    Listen to what the employees need to say

  8. Career potential good for travel industry enthusiasts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Former employee

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    Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Travel Counselor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vacations To Go

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

    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 Management

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

  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  11. Good Company, terrible management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Stop overpromising and start delivering!

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