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Global Connections Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Connections full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and open to changes

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Connections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Great employee engagement events
    Generous HSA contribution
    Generous 401(k) contribution

    Cons

    Can be difficult to join the "inner circle," not very inclusive.
    Feedback is rare, and when it is given it usually not given directly.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt should give clearer feedback to employees. Keep up the great work with wellness, benefits, and showing employees appreciation with events.

  3. "Area Booking Agent"

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    Former Employee - Area Booking Agent in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Area Booking Agent in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Global Connections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with, great office environment. Good incentives.

    Cons

    Sales is horrible and makes the members feel as if they are being lied to. They dont explain the packages properly, so half of your time is being spent getting yelled at by angry customers and the other half is being spent explaining to them how the packages actually work.

    Advice to Management

    Be a manager. Just because you have the title doesn't make you a manager since everyone else has to do your job for you.


  4. "Great Lifetime Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've been here 10+ years. The people and environment have made this a great place to work. There are a lot of family member that work among the different departments. There is also a committee in charge of organizing company events, many of which are charity fund raisers. The company has grown considerably since I started here and continues to expand. The Global product is a premier travel club with 200,000 members.

    Cons

    It feels like we are running out of space again. We moved to a bigger building 6 or 7 years ago and already are starting to outgrow it again. Well growing pains are just something most companies hope they have. It means things are going well.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Culture"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Connections (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are plenty of positive things I can say about the company but one of the most fun reasons is that a Committee of Awesomeness exists. This committee is made up of employees who volunteer their time to plan and conduct fun but also philanthropic activities to raise money for local charities. From a Flapjack Friday to a Hot Dog Games event.

    The people that work in this office are some of the most kind hearted that I've ever had the pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Some departments need more space to spread out, especially with most employees on the phones. Voices carry. Communication within departments could be improved. Would love to have healthier options in the breakroom.

    Advice to Management

    Communication will always be the way.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Connections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global Connections is just a fun place to work. Being in the Creative Department, we get to work on a lot of different projects, and you just never know what might be coming down the pipeline. I'm given a lot of creative freedom in my work. There's a very strong team of professionals who work well together to get things done.

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be improved. Healthy food in the lunch area would be a plus.


  7. "Great Environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Global Connections full-time

    Pros

    Great employee events
    Relaxed dress code
    Open & encouraging environment

    Cons

    Long commute for me
    Coffee is Folgers

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good but bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Don't remember any pros from the job

    Cons

    There are a lot more cons than pros


  9. Helpful (1)

    "In my time working at Global Connections it was both challenging yet a fun environment to come to every day."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Connections full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a creative person and coming from a previous job that placed unreasonable demands Global Connections made me feel part of a family and gave me a very balanced work/life balance.

    Cons

    The salaries are a bit low but there are perks that can possibly make up for that. Health insurance is also not top notch.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Commission based position, very poorly managed."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Global Connections part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The more you sell, the more money you make.

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor management, shady company.


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