Mission: Our mission is to enhance life's journey by creating extraordinary travel experiences.
June's Share Kind Words peer recognition winner is Chris from our IT Network Operations Center. His peer wrote that he "Was cool, calm, quick and beyond accommodating. Rock star quality." in handling a technology issue. Way to go, Chris. Thanks for living Collette's values...and for being a rock star! #WeAreCollette
Founder’s Day kicks off a two-week long celebration as the Collette team honors former Chairman of the Board, Dan Sullivan, Sr., with events centered around volunteering in the communities around our global offices.
Our team will be feeding the hungry, cleaning up in local communities, making learning materials for children and so much more.
Check out our blog to learn more about our Founder’s Day events and our commitment to making a positive impact. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQGt5
There’s something “different” about working at Collette – some say it’s in knowing that we are enhancing the lives of others through travel; some say it’s our longevity; and others say it’s the sense of social responsibility we feel in caring for the people in the world around us. Above all else, we all agree that our team of hard-working, dedicated, welcoming employees is what sets us apart. Our community of employees respects, supports, inspires, and celebrates one another; we are empowered to think differently, to embrace learning, and to be willing to continuously change and grow. Collette fosters an environment that cares more for its employees in mind, body and spirit, promotes more innovative thinking, and encourages a spirit of collaboration to deliver more extraordinary experiences for our guests now and along the journey ahead. Be a life enhancer. Be more. Be part of something different.
Right now somewhere in the world, a traveler is living a childhood dream or crossing an item off a bucket list in an unbelievable setting. Each of our talented team members owns a part of this journey, opening up the world to tens of thousands of people. At Collette, we believe that travel is part of a life well-lived, enhancing lives in unexpected ways, and we take incredible pride in the work that we do.
As we share the world with our guests, we believe in celebrating big and small wins and having fun along the way. Across the organization, team members are quick to recognize one another for a job well done, they are building trusting relationships to become more collaborative, and they are learning to think outside the box to develop innovative approaches to doing business. Employees are encouraged to learn as much as they can, challenge themselves, get involved and be part of our community.
We often hear that “It just feels different” to work here. We love what we do, we are passionate about enhancing the lives of others and we believe that each member of the team is a piece of the puzzle in delivering extraordinary travel experiences.
As a leader in the tour industry, Collette prides itself on doing what’s right, ethical and honest. We credit our longevity to our commitment to operating with integrity. In our business, we are concerned with the safety of our guests, and the safety of our employees is also always top of mind. We believe we have a shared responsibility to be vigilant and accountable to protect one another. We care more and do more for our partners and travelers, ensuring no detail is overlooked and no experience is missed.
Just as we create immersive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests, we are committed to providing our employees with a work environment that feels different – one where employees are cared for in mind, body, and spirit, supported and empowered to explore their own journeys. We take an integrated approach to wellness, supporting all areas of our employees' lives. The entire Collette team is encouraged to become better healthcare consumers, to make smarter financial decisions, and to take action every day to be well.
We value lifelong learning and continuous development. So, while we provide the tools and resources, employees are accountable to actively engage in their own development. Through our comprehensive onboarding experiences, robust development portal, open-door policy, and performance management practices we support the achievement of individual goals and professional growth.
Just as we are focused on enhancing our travelers’ lives, we are committed to improving the lives of those around us. From the communities in which we work to the distant destinations where we travel, our leaders and employees feel a shared sense of responsibility to care for others and to make the world we travel a better place. Locally, through paid time each month, employees are empowered to improve the communities around us through grant programs and volunteer opportunities. Through our robust global volunteer programs, employees work together to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, to provide homes to those in need, and to level the playing field for all children. Our goal is to give back to the world that has given us so much.
Collette has been providing guided travel for 100 years. As we head into 2018, our centennial year, it's a time for us to not only celebrate our history, but to get excited for the future! Learn more about Collette's history by visiting www.Collette100.com.
I have been working at Collette full-time (More than 5 years)
Collette's culture is the best I've ever experienced! Everyone is friendly, willing to go the extra mile, and is really invested in its employees. It's difficult to feel included among 600 employees, but Collette really works to get to know each employee as a person rather than a number. I feel encouraged on most days. The benefits are outstanding-- when it comes to the total package (pay, health benefits, and time off) they take care of employees.
Like most businesses, company direction can change as a result of the numbers, which means being nimble and needing to adapt quickly.
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Collette (Pawtucket, RI) in January 2016.
They had a great interview process where I met with many members of the HR and Marketing teams. The mission and vision of Collette, as well as the scope of the role, was well defined.