Compare Grand Circle Travel vs SmarterTravel BETA

See how SmarterTravel vs. Grand Circle Travel compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.3
(based on 275 reviews)
4.5
(based on 51 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.2
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
4.4
Work-life balance
2.3
4.5
Senior Management
1.9
4.2
Culture & Values
2.2
4.6
CEO Approval
Grand Circle Travel Ceo Alan E. Lewis
22%Alan E. Lewis
SmarterTravel Ceo Sarah Hodkinson
100%Sarah Hodkinson
% Recommend to a friend
19%
92%
Positive Business Outlook
20%
72%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
"Travel benefits"(in 33 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 18 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 14 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
"Call center"(in 28 reviews)
"Open and courageous"(in 22 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 7 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Grand Circle Travel full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great people, great business model-if you work hard, you are rewarded. The Associate Travel benefits are AMAZING! Company sponsors fun activities and the building and neighborhood are cool.

Cons

I have no Cons yet!

Advice to Management

Keep listening to your employees and switch gears when needed.

Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

Pros

-Part of the TripAdvisor family -Amazing and reputable brands: Airfarewatchdog, Oyster, SmarterTravel.com, Family Vacation Critic, Jetsetter, and What To Pack -Teams take accountability and are... passionate about their work -Free lunches are served 2x a week -Sweetgreen delivery outpost on other days of week -Great office location next to TD Garden -Consistently have All Hands with transparency into how business is going -Amazing upper management team with easy access (no closed-door policy) -Dog friendly office -Unlimited snacks -Good work environment -Stand-up desks and Balance Board rentals (to work on that core!) - Summer Fridays -Happy Hour 4pm Every Friday -Flexible work from home policy -Travel stipend that increases for each year you work -Potential for Restricted Stock Units -401k Matching Policy -Partnerships with many gyms around the city

Cons

-There was a morale issue when I first started, due to many employees moving over to the TripAdvisor side, which can be seen as a con. However, management took issues extremely seriously and have... implemented ways to improve morale. -Lunch options aren't always the healthiest, but I can't really complain about a free lunch

Advice to Management

Keep being transparent, it's appreciated!

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