Carlson Wagonlit Travel Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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3.1
52%
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56%
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Carlson Wagonlit Travel President & CEO Kurt Ekert
Kurt Ekert
184 Ratings
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  • "work life balance, career opportunities(in 25 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not seem to understand what agents need to do to service our clients(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great new offices, proactively transforming and growing

    Cons

    Need more great people on the staff

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2019-10-30
  2. "Good company/Great colleagues"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are very helpful and friendly. Good training when you join. Open culture

    Cons

    None really but benefits can be improved!

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-04-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, I like to work at CWT

    Cons

    Awesome place, nothing negative to say

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-04-14
  4. "Love CWT"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company and great culture!

    Cons

    Corporate travel is a tough business!

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-04-01
  5. Helpful (4)

    "It was okay until Coronavirus hit"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Org in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities for flex hours and work from home.

    Cons

    Industry getting hit hard by Coronavirus.

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-03-16
  6. "Great Company - Challenging and Interesting Industry"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great People, Work/Life Balance, Interesting Challenges, Diverse and Global Workforce

    Cons

    Subject to Industry Pressures and Challenges

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-03-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Culture and team environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Forward thinking travel technology and globally aligned teams. good 401K match.

    Cons

    Inconsistency in hiring approvals and more bureaucracy then necessary

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-03-26
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Very bad HR policies"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility Work life balance

    Cons

    1. I would like to highlight the highly discriminatory furlough carried out by CWT, due to Covid-19, in the US. The company decided to retain foreign employees on an H1B visa and put on involuntary leave without pay American citizens and Permanent Residents. 2. There is no proper HR policy in place to promote employees with potential and groom talent for broader responsibilities. Has a lot of long tenured employees who add little or no value to their roles and stop upward mobility of more talented employees.

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    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-04-12
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Super top heavy, yet misguided."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    CWT is a global company and serves some of the best companies around the globe.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits and under market pay, especially for the layers under "senior management". There is quite a compensation gap from the VP level up. Trouble is, CWT seems to throw a VP at a problem, rather then hold their current leadership accountable for actual results.

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    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-03-16
  10. "Fantastic"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Wagonlit Travel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Supportive management, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons to report

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel2020-02-20
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