G Adventures Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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3.9
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145 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company culture is like nothing I've experienced in any other job(in 20 reviews)

  • "and we really do live and breathe our Core Values every day(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "If FAMs are meant to compensate for low pay, let those who don't travel claim the cash value instead(in 22 reviews)

  • "The "Core Values" preached by the company go out the window as soon as they need to save money(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G Adventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun, relaxed culture and they actually trust you to make important business decisions. Pay was as expected for travel I dustry but they really seem to care about their employees.

    Cons

    Tourism is a hard hit industry during times of recession

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    free travel, autonomy, flexible expense account, laid back, youthful, fun, good culture

    Cons

    immature, disorganized, unprofessional, pays very low, bad back end service

    G Adventures Response

    March 6, 2020Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We inspire to lead with service in every part of our business. As we are always looking for ways to improve, we encourage you to reach out to your manager with any suggestions you may have on how we can do better.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Too much work. Too little pay."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G Adventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to travel and meet people from across the world.

    Cons

    You work 24 hours a day but get paid below minimum wage. 6 hours driving per day plus taking care of vacationers at 120/day. No support otherwise. No concern for "CEO" health or living costs.

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    G Adventures Response

    November 26, 2019Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thank you for providing your feedback. On top of wage, G Adventures has various perks and growth opportunities. We are conscious salary is a concern and we have plans to complete a salary audit across the business to ensure all salaries are fair and competitive in both the travel and vertical industries. Thank you once again and we hope you're enjoying your new role.

  4. "Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a great amount of freedom to grow and learn. High expectations and high energy. The desire to do well and do good is embedded in the culture. There is truly no room for brilliant jerks here.

    Cons

    Lots of projects coming at the same time.

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    G Adventures Response

    September 18, 2019Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback! It's great to hear you're having a positive experience at G. We do strive to have an environment where our employee's have a work/life balance. If you have any suggestions are how we can make it better, please reach out to Talent!

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with unique culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great to be working for a company with such core values as this one. There is never a dull moment. The passion fueled by the employees are contagious and inspiring. There is plenty of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    As with any company, you may find that there are office politics at play. This does not happen often but it will appear every now and then. For a company this young, we still face growing pains that are met with new challenges due to new leadership. Luckily, these are small issues that can be fixed with time and patience.

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    G Adventures Response

    June 22, 2018Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! We're happy to see that you have had a positive experience in the time you've been at G. As you've been with us for quite some time, we invite you to share with your manager what we can do for employees like you as we do appreciate all the feedback!

  6. Helpful (14)

    "Great to travel, horrible for pay or comfort"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/Tour Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G Adventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel, food and lodging paid for. Some activities paid for.

    Cons

    Pay is $80 per day for your first year there. This is for working literally from dawn till you fall asleep. Most employees would sleep in the bus because we are too busy and exhausted from the day to put up or take down a tent.

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    G Adventures Response

    May 29, 2018Talent Partner, North America

    Thank you for your comments. We make every effort to be competitive in our industry and are constantly monitoring and addressing benefits to ensure they are in line with the industry standard.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "CEO - adventure for a living!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "They talk a good game"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G Adventures full-time for 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.

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  9. Helpful (8)

    "Not exactly a dream job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures

    Pros

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

    Cons

    can't think of one now

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