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  1. "A company of passionate people with a fantastic product and, unfortunately, ineffective leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BudgetTravel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The passionate and talented creatives at this company produce a high-quality product that the end-user loves. The sales people who represent the company are dedicated and professional. And the support staff are tireless in their efforts.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, negative work environment, inadequate compensation and benefits, ineffective leadership

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to the owners who need to invest time and money to put effective leaders -- not managers -- who will be poised to utilize the skills and talents of the dedicated team who are poised to rally.


  2. "Great product. Fantastic colleagues. Inadequate Salary/Benefits. Ineffective "Leadership.""

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BudgetTravel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are so many talented, passionate creatives, admins, and salespeople. Some of these people hung in with this company through some very dark days and were it not for my peers, I would never have stayed this long at this company.

    Cons

    The salary is not competitive nor are the benefits that great. The person at the helm not only had poor people skills and no leadership skills, she is not a very good manager -- her behavior is erratic and her management style is demoralizing to everyone in the company. There is so much turnover because of her poor communication and lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get someone new to lead this great organization. Someone who can truly rally the troops and offer guiding leadership.


  3. "Failing magazine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The company is filled with friendly, smart people who work hard to put out quality products online and in print. The travel products are great, serving audiences that are not currently being served.

    Cons

    Overall the management is to blame for the demise of this great travel product. Poor planning and a shortage of cash flow make handling vendors difficult.


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  5. "Great internship!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Budget Travel was a great place to work! One of the few places that pays their interns, a great community of people, and offered real-world experience (no coffee runs!)

    Cons

    Because they are a smaller company, there are less opportunities to move up and employees often have to do the work of multiple positions


  6. "Great Group of People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BudgetTravel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very dedicated group of people working to create and monetize quality content on a subject for which they all share a passion. Casual work environment. Fun atmosphere. A True Esprit de Corps reigns.

    Cons

    Multiple changes in ownership have decimated staff size and ability to maintain volume and quality of content. Lack of clear direction for the future. Too much uncertainty.