Vacations To Go Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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R Alan Fox
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Pros
  • I've been on over 10 vacations for free, I make good money, and I get to talk about travel all day (in 4 reviews)

  • the money is not bad compared to other sales jobs, plus no cold calling (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are not a top performer, you will never get a hello from upper management or any encouragement (in 7 reviews)

  • Team managers focus on team members that they will bonus from (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Travel Agent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go

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

    Pros

    Lot's of nice people with a support staff, many leads, convenient location, easy dress code, fun environment, one monthly check, training and decent pay structure.

    Cons

    Work hours suck until about 3-4 years later. Buddy club for advancements, promotions and other free trips. No paid vacation time and possible loss of long term income/customers when you're out the other agents will take your deal.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the management faces to match the majority of the employee faces. Value and retain the employees you have instead of starting new training classes every week.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Nightmare unless you LOVE inside sales

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    Former Employee - Cruise Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cruise Consultant in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    No driving required, casual dress, all leads are incoming so no cold calling or pressure to produce leads. If you don't like seeing clients, this is a good gig.

    Cons

    Major control of teams. 'Managers' are really baby-sitters; they do not strategize and motivate, etc. Clock-watchers for dinner break (forced at certain hour), even during slow season when the phones are barely ringing. EXTREMELY exaggerated income potential unless you want to trade your life (I.e. Work 80 hours/week) to potentially make 80+K.

    Advice to Management

    Present the REAL income opportunity -- initially 40-50K max for full time. More than this requires a LOT of extra hours. Also: Keep a tighter reign on abusive upper management; get rid of such types sooner than 10 years!


  3. Cruise Agent

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great fun and family atmosphere! great work/home balance very very flexible. No pressure...... more you work more you make.. You can make 2k or 160k...easy easy easy!!! would go back in a heartbeat! Oh they are ALWAYS ordering food for the staff and giving perks like trip, ipads etc....you gain wait...lol! Room for advance higher within first on new openings

    Cons

    Management take the side of the customer far to much. They bend and make the employee pay the price. Watch your back!! If you can deal with customer telling lies/swaying the truth to get something for free you will be ok.

    Advice to Management

    Have your employees back for a change and grow some balls. It's ok to say no to customer on occasion.


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  5. Travel Counselor

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    Current Employee - Travel Counselor
    Current Employee - Travel Counselor

    I have been working at Vacations To Go

    Pros

    Great travel perks and industry experience.

    Cons

    As agent it's 100% commission.


  6. It's a job!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sales are straight forward. One can make money here. Casual work environment. Chances to win free vacations, must pay for your own airfare.

    Cons

    Management is not the best. You don't need their support to make sales though. Mostly the management is learning as they go.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone you've put in a leadership position is a leader. You need individuals in leadership positions who are over achievers not just order takers.


  7. Travel agent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vacations To Go

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

    Pros

    easy job. mon/friday no weekends

    Cons

    company is greedy. Position is full commisionable

    Advice to Management

    terrible management


  8. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.



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