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Apple Leisure Group Overview

Newtown Square, PA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Hotels, Motels, & Resorts
Unknown / Non-Applicable
As North America’s only vertically-integrated travel, hospitality, and leisure management group, Apple Leisure Group is an industry innovator that combines the expertise of 14 leading brands across five segments, which grants us the ability to oversee every aspect of ... Read more

Mission: We turn vacation dreams into life-long memories.

Apple Leisure Group – Why Work With Us?


More About Apple Leisure Group

Apple Leisure Group® is the leading North American travel, hospitality and leisure management group with the only vertically-integrated business model, serving travelers and destinations worldwide. ALG consistently delivers exceptional value to travelers and strong performance to resort owners and partners by strategically leveraging the power of its portfolio of subsidiary companies and their brands including: the largest seller of vacation packages and charter flights in the U.S. for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, moving approximately 3.2 million passengers annually through the well-established vacation brands Apple Vacations®, Funway Holidays®, Travel Impressions®, CheapCaribbean.com®, Blue Sky Tours®, Southwest Vacations®, Funjet Vacations®, and United Vacations®; brand management of 5-star and 4-star luxury resorts through AMResorts® award-winning brand portfolio including Zoëtry® Wellness & Spas Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Now Resorts & Spas®, Reflect Resorts & Spas®, Sunscape® Resorts & Spas and Alua® Hotels & Resorts; best-in-class destination management services provided by Amstar DMC and Worldstar®, the exclusive  loyalty program Unlimited Vacation Club®; and the innovative technology solutions provider Trisept Solutions®, connecting over 88,000 travel agents with leading travel suppliers. 

Why ALG?

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) prides itself on developing a team of intelligent, talented and goal-driven individuals dedicated to our mission of turning vacation dreams into life-long memories. We nurture our talent and bring on elite individuals who want to immediately impact our goal to be the first choice in vacation travel. We call our employees Team Members, because they are more than just our employees. We are united as a team, working together toward a common mission and vision. We support our Team Members’ career goals and facilitate action through a comprehensive tuition reimbursement program, robust leadership development training, internal promotions and much more! ALG is not only committed to our Team Members, but also to the communities and environment in which we work and operate. We offer a robust give-back program and inspire Team Member participation through company match donations and paid volunteer opportunities. By joining our team, you can take advantage of these benefits and perks, including Employee Travel Specials and Friends and Family Discounts. Why? Because it’s important to ALG that you feel fulfilled, cared for, and have opportunities to enjoy life-long memories with your friends and family.

 
We are committed to our team members, customers, partners, and the communities & environment in which we operate.

Apple Leisure Group Reviews

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Addison, TX
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    I have been working at Apple Leisure Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ALG is a great place to work. There are challenges like anywhere else, but most days I find myself leaving work with a ton of energy and a smile on my face. That is partly due to the people I work with, and partly due to all the opportunities that ALG provides to people willing to reach out and grab them.

    Since the shake-up in management last year, there are people at the top of the Vacations arm of the organization who really care about the employees, take the time to visit the different offices and listen, and ask the tough questions. They are focused on building culture and transparency, not just profit.

    Now that the merger-associated layoffs are behind us, it really feels like we are all building a new organization, and those of us who are proactive can play a big role in creating positive change. There are endless opportunities to take on more responsibility, step out of the confines of your job description, and grow in your role.

    Unlike companies where everything is very stable and opportunities for advancement open up once a decade, here you don't have to wait for someone to retire to move up the ladder. I personally have been given opportunities beyond what I could have anticipated and incredible exposure to the leadership team. If you are motivated and willing to work hard for what you want, this is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Second half of 2018 and first half of 2019 has been a difficult time. Between a big merger that involved some layoffs and big changes in how we work, and lots of (undeserved) negative media about one of our top selling destinations, this has probably been the hardest time in the history of this company. However, we are now on the other end of that period and beginning to recover and rebuild.

    The benefits package is about average for the US, which is not great. The lack of maternity/paternity leave is an abomination. We do have employer-sponsored short-term disability that new mothers can take instead, but that's no excuse. We should do better.

    Advice to Management

    Institute maternity/paternity leave
    Improve healthcare benefits
    Establish a more transparent process for career advancement
    Establish a structured onboarding process with company overview, cultural immersion, and ongoing job skill training not just for people at call center, but for all employees

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Apple Leisure Group Interviews

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    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Apple Leisure Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The process is very extensive. You interview with no fewer than 5 people and the process takes months. Started with a phone interview with future manager. Then an in person interview with the future manager. Then an interview with the HR manager, then you interview up the chain VP, company President etc.

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