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"You've been warned"

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Former Employee - --- in Boston, MA
Former Employee - --- in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Vantage Deluxe World Travel full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Convenient to North Station and the T.

Cons

The numerous negative reviews are absolutely true. If considering Vantage as a place to build your career - consider your move carefully. If you want to work in the owner's "candy store" where what he says goes and where he considers his abusive and crude behavior appropriate because it's his company - this place may just be a place for you. There are also participants who have found safe haven in being the owner's negative conspirators to pull others down to keep themselves safe. Meetings are hijacked for hours where collaboration and creativity are squashed. People are paged as if they are were doctors to report to an emergency room - rather they are called upstairs to be demeaned and challenged. Everyone is required to report on their contributions on a weekly basis and negative aspects are pulled out for public ridicule. Most who are junior in their role openly convey they are their to build their resume. Too bad - this place could be great - but no chance unless things change at the very top. Be careful who you trust. Watch your back. And you better be strong because abuse should be expected. Unless you are in the call center where your work can be constantly monitored, there are no flexible work arrangements. You will need to work nights and weekends just to do your work because your workdays are absorbed by meetings, preparing for meetings and reports. Relentless accountability with no empowerment or progressive thinking.

Advice to Management

Take action, speak up, encourage independent thinking and create a supportive encouraging environment. Look at the patterns – extensively high turnover leaves the person ultimately responsible – the owner. The senior management team needs to stand up and highlight the true cause of dysfunction. If you want to grow as a company and keep pace with the competition – improve employee relations.

Other Employee Reviews for Vantage Deluxe World Travel

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Absolutely, ridiculously bad. You should heed every warning you hear or read."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vantage Deluxe World Travel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really great people here. Close to North Station.

    Cons

    Unfortunately many of them have battered wife syndrome because they know if they challenge top leadership or a pit bull accomplice, they will be fired on the spot. The turnover is huge. Even if you are desperate for a job you won't last long if you have any self respect. Every aspect of operations is in disarray because there is no institutional memory, or a cogent business practice that treats employees humanly. I just witnessed someone really great who had to go because he was sabotaged by leadership who wouldn't let him run his area properly. Sucks BIG TIME. Don't do it.

    Advice to Management

    Either go back to school and get some training, or leave the company to others who are more knowledgable about running a business. I'm not saying this to be spiteful and I certainly am not exaggerating--there is so much wasted potential because of your ridiculous, childish, petty, and abusive behavior.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Welcome to the Twilight Zone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vantage Deluxe World Travel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ummm... I don't want to sound disgruntled, so need to come up with something. The bathrooms are generally clean and the building is right next to North Station.

    Cons

    Basically everything. Workload is ridiculous. You often have to work weekends - or that's used a as a threat. I've come to the conclusion that the owner is actually evil. He'll make up problems and things to yell at people about if things are going well. We had to go in for a training on a weekend on systems we already knew. It was just punishment for his amusement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the competition. It's a known fact inside the company that the owner main strategy is just to follow what the competition is doing.


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