G Adventures Reviews | Glassdoor

G Adventures Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
65 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
G Adventures Founder Bruce Poon Tip
Bruce Poon Tip
40 Ratings

65 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Great company culture with many events that encourage camaraderie among coworkers (in 7 reviews)

  • You will meet people from all around the world and have lifelong friends (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Otherwise it's just a stressful job with really low pay (in 9 reviews)

  • Poor communication between management and tour leaders (in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "CEO - adventure for a living!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time

    Pros

    Adventure and travel for a living, connecting with passengers, 'road life', free entrance to national parks and city hotel sleeps, most food provided, learn to wear many hats, self-guided learning of all things America

    Cons

    Low pay, tips not guaranteed, never really 'off work' while you're on the road, lack of control over your schedule, no insurance benefits

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "They talk a good game"

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

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

    Pros

    Great mission, strong purpose, friendly employees, cool products, inspiring and funny founder-leader. The product's easy to sell. Fun to learn about.

    Cons

    Lousy pay, zero upward growth, and a leadership team full of weak, uninspiring deadbeats. Seems they care most about making themselves look good to the boss. Sad, but true.

    Advice to Management

    Make fundamental changes at the top VP level. They're stale. Time for new ideas and energy.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Not exactly a dream job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at G Adventures full-time

    Pros

    The people at G Adventures are high energy and passionate about what they do. They work very hard and play hard and do care about doing the right thing for their customers.

    Cons

    There is high turnover at this company. The CEO regularly goes on tirades in email and engages in bullying behaviour to his staff.

    Advice to Management

    Treating employees in a respectful manner will reap large benefits.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fun & Engaging Company Culture
    - Travel Benefits
    - Industry-standard Pay

    Cons

    can't think of one now


  5. Helpful (3)

    "See the world"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer and Adventure Tour Guide in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer and Adventure Tour Guide in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of creative freedom and you get to travel the country and get paid to do it!

    Cons

    the pay isnt that great and they hours are long but if you like to travel this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    try to communicate better with your employees.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "CEO Chief Experience Officer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great head quarters in Toronto. Amazing job to do for a limited amount of time. You get to see a ton of amazing places as part of your job.

    Cons

    Very hard to have any sort of a personal life in this job role. Constantly being evaluated by reviews fro customers and passengers who are often times very determined to have a bad time and or make your life difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the CEOs more money if you want to have some retention. This job requires a lot of learning that can only be done in your first year on the road. CEO's would do a much better job after their freshman year but often times the pay isn't enough to come back to. Training becomes much more difficult and the quality of the trips is much lower with new guides.


  7. "Big focus on culture and growth"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and allowing you to create new solutions and implement them. They are not a micro management company. Good benefits if you are based in their main offices, remote locations or field jobs see little of these benefits.

    Cons

    Very focused on growth and while they do a lot to give back to communities they have a lack of commitment to their own country and nation. They are a social enterprise yet have not contributed much to the social factors or injustice in their own region. Growth drives decisions that often hurt smaller local operators and this is not always taken into consideration

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing wrong with supporting first world countries in their social and environmental issues. While these countries may not have some of the social injustice other countries have, they are where you live and it matters that we give back to our own communities.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Gong Show"

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

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

    Pros

    Casual dress
    Talk travel all day
    FAM trip
    Mac systems

    Cons

    Low pay
    Unprofessional environment
    Clueless management
    Drinking culture
    No opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Act professional
    Share exorbitant profits w/staff (monetarily, not in the form of t-shirts and free beer)
    Communicate better (your business strategy is murky at best)
    Invest in your people (training, compensation, benefits, etc.)
    Put a woman in upper management in a discipline other than HR or Marketing


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great travel perks and casual work environment.

    Cons

    Mismanagement and lack of support for staff.


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Misleading Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 G Adventures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well, it is fun. They spent millions each on perks like their annual G-Stock retreat in Niagara Falls, where things like nudity, drug and alcohol abuse, and um, "relations" run wild.

    Cons

    It's a complete mess. Don't expect to ever completely understand your job duties. It's almost impossible to get your boss on the phone. Pay is a joke. And the cult-like environment can be scary at times.


Showing 65 of 74 reviews
Reset Filters