Compare Grand Circle Travel vs SmarterTravel BETA

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Grand Circle Travel

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SmarterTravel

Employee Ratings

  • SmarterTravel scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 330 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 52 reviews)
SmarterTravel employees rated their Overall Rating 1.2 higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.9
SmarterTravel employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
SmarterTravel employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
4.3
SmarterTravel employees rated their Work-life balance 1.4 higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.2
Senior Management
3.9
SmarterTravel employees rated their Senior Management 1.7 higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.8
Culture & Values
4.5
SmarterTravel employees rated their Culture & Values 1.7 higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Grand Circle Travel Ceo Alan E. Lewis
24%
24%Alan E. Lewis
CEO Approval
SmarterTravel Ceo Sarah Hodkinson
100%
100%Sarah Hodkinson
SmarterTravel employees rated their CEO Approval 76% higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
34%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
SmarterTravel employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 51% higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
69%
SmarterTravel employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 41% higher than Grand Circle Travel employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Grand Circle Travel has 217 more total submitted salaries than SmarterTravel.
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Intern2 Salaries
$16/hr
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$117,156/yr
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$31/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Travel benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Grand Circle Travel.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at SmarterTravel.
  • "Open and courageous" was the most mentioned Con at Grand Circle Travel.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at SmarterTravel.
Pros
Pros
"Travel benefits"(in 38 reviews)
"Great people"(in 24 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 14 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Open and courageous"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 7 reviews)
"Tripadvisor"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Marketing

I worked at Grand Circle Travel full-time

Pros

Lots of upward mobility, interesting work, positive company culture

Cons

People and Culture department lacks transparency/can be dismissive of employee needs.

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!

Job Postings

Grand Circle Travel has 43 more recently posted open jobs than SmarterTravel.