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Miami, FL
1 to 50 employees
2001
Company - Private
Retail
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Travel Traders is the nation's leader in Hospitality Retail. We have over 200 locations throughout the US and including Puerto Rico. We are located in major hotel brands such as Marriott, Westin, Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt and many more.

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    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Travel Traders part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My direct boss was a responsible, coordinated manager. Never had any problems with scheduling or rescheduling for shifts or resolving issues.

    Fair compensation compared to the surrounding area for a basically entry-level retail position.

    Nothing majorly problematic about the work or fellow employees.

    Cons

    It's retail.

    It's also food service depending on the kind of store you end up in, so I hope you enjoy making coffee.

    Basically no contact from the company at large. There were two locations Travel Traders oversaw in the Milwaukee area at the time I was there and they were all staffed by the same people from either location. I was formally introduced to the District Manager only once to never see them again for my tenure with the company.

    If you are unfamiliar with the term "planogram," be prepared to learn of it and very soon afterward hate it. Company-wide planograms are issued to every store with practically no regard to space or layout and retail employees will spend an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to reorganize walls of items according to a plan that doesn't match the physical limits of the space. You know, how retail works.

    As with every retail job you'll be afflicted from time to time with secret shoppers, so just be aware that at any point your performance is being scrutinized.

    Advice to Management

    Provide the tools and assistance for your stores to adhere to the initiatives you hand out from half a country away, or give them the autonomy to decide how to conduct the running of the store themselves.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Travel Traders (Boston, MA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Fairly standard retail management interview. Set up via recruiter, overall meeting(s) quite pleasant. Ultimately passed as interview process took nearly two months and final offer was over 8K LESS than what what advertised.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I transition from working high-end retail to (what they considered) low-end retail?   1 Answer
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