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"Great place to work and advance."

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Former Employee - Operations Support Specialist in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Operations Support Specialist in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Holland America is a great place to work because of the people; it is like a big family. HAL promotes from within so there are a lot of opportunities to advance.

Cons

Just as in any work place sometimes management fails to make the best decisions and sometimes fails to ask advice of the people who have more information.

Advice to Management

Observe and ask more questions to your employees. They are smart and in many cases know what is going on at the customer level better than you do.

Other Employee Reviews for Holland America

  1. "Was hoping for much more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *Business trips are great
    *Because of the lack of communication, I have a lot of autonomy in my work

    Cons

    *Lack of communication and company strategy
    *Technology is very weak, very difficult to report on anything
    *Heirarchy has a military air to it
    *If you're young, this place will only frustrate you with red tape
    *Not a supportive community

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology both in the corporate office and on the ships
    Engage with employees for a better work/life balance and make work fun - it's the travel industry, it should be fun.


  2. "Not quite what I was expecting but it was still fun."

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    Former Employee - Driver Guide in Juneau, AK
    Former Employee - Driver Guide in Juneau, AK
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fine summer job. I got to see the beauty of Alaska while getting paid. I loved being able to go on the other tours for free. The best was helicopter rides and hiking on the Glacier.

    Cons

    They promised me lots of hours when I was hired but I didn't even get half of that. Flying and living costs took the bulk of my income. Because of the Recession the tips were lame. Made little money.
    Also unprofessional management. Driver guides were expected to be professional but we can't be when management can't be professional with us.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the hours you promised them when you interviewed future employees or provide some of the cost of living.

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