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"Above average"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Interval International full-time (More than a year)

Pros

technology driven,401 k, medical benefits

Cons

not process oriented, human resources

Other Employee Reviews for Interval International

  1. "Stress and Anxeity 101 - How emloyees get treated badly"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, particularly Health Insurance
    Convenient location
    Working with counterparts worldwide, including Europe and Asia

    Cons

    Resort benefit must be signed off by manager and or director
    Hostile work environment
    Management treating employees poorly

    Advice to Management

    1. Treat your employees better - more carrot, less stick
    2. Be honest about bonuses. Don't report record earnings and tell employees there are no bonuses because of the poor economy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Editorial Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interval International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing group of people. The Creative Department isn't just a bunch of people that show up, do their work, and go home. Everyone truly gets along with each other, collaborates, and has a voice. You're truly welcome to pitch ideas and write feature articles basically right away. And your writing is seen by 1.3 million members; far more than just about any other magazine out there. Management is wonderful, works well with people and is very understanding in personal times of need, if applicable.

    Oh, and the pot luck breakfast/lunch parties are off the hook.

    Cons

    It's the nature of the business, because it's a travel magazine that needs to cover locations based on the company's inventory. So it's not really so much a con as it is limiting. Orlando and Mexico, aka the time share capitals of the world, take priority. From a business perspective, it makes perfect sense. Again, not so much a con in the traditional sense. But makes it hard to explore off-the-beaten-path locales as a topic.

    One actual con is that the magazine now only publishes 3 issues a year, one of which is just a resort directory. It left me with a lot of down time, with very little to do. They continued to hire more people instead of redistributing the workload. (At one point I was successfully doing the work of two editorial assistants without falling behind, and they then hired two more people to the editorial staff, which is why I ultimately had a ton of down time.)

    Career opportunities I'm only rating low because the company has a history of longevity, so with a fairly limited number of positions, advancing (at least in the Creative dept) can be difficult. Annual raises are also very small and not based on merit. Last year the company-wide percentage was just 2%, less than the average cost of living increase.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fill positions that are unnecessary. When people are basically begging for work to do, there comes a point where vacant positions should be eliminated.


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