Holland America Employee Reviews about "80 schedule"

Updated Mar 31, 2020

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Holland America President and CEO Stein Kruse
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Pros
  • "9/80 shifts, exposure to the industry , travel, pay was ok (you need to negotiate that), co workers(in 33 reviews)

  • "9/80 schedule with every other Friday off(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and no time off - takes a little getting used to(in 19 reviews)

  • "24/7 availability , stress stress nature of the work, some upper management with an attitude that man(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The 9/80 schedule is great, my team is flexible and great to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are too high in cost

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking Ship"

    1.0
    Former Employee - IT Director in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Holland America full-time

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule and lots of good friendly people

    Cons

    No IT Strategy and lack of overall vision from company Executives.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Company doesn’t care about their employees"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Holland America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible 9/80 schedule and good cruising benefits if you use them

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics!!! Will add a higher paying workload on you but won’t increase your pay. Pay is nowhere near competitive....RUN! Allows retaliation and instead of working on the situation they just let both parties go. The CEO is all about the dollar and nothing about the people who work under him to bring him that outcome. Ability to advance is all about who you know and not what you know. This place has gone downhill fast!

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Every other Friday off can't distract from political BS"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off * New building

    Cons

    * Difficult commute to lower Queen Anne * Dysfunctional, silo'ed IT (one group run by an outside firm) makes it impossible to get anything big or important done * Old Boys' club at the top * Lower than market pay * Next to impossible to take the free yearly cruise . (In almost 4 years, I was never able to do it.)

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  5. "Overall enjoyable place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance. 9/80 work schedule. Interesting industry that provides travel benefits.

    Cons

    Hiring process seems to be slow so some teams are left short handed for a long period of time.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Too much work & a lack of appreciation"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, Work from Home, Free cruise once a year, Fun people, Open concept work space

    Cons

    Open Concept work space, Salaried individuals expected to work crazy overtime schedule, Will do what they can to save a buck off their employees (i.e merit increases are simply just a cost of living adjustment, will find whatever reasons needed to not match 401K or payout bonuses), Lack of communication & unclear path to find resolutions to workplace issues.

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    "Business Analyst"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holland America full-time

    Pros

    The 9/80 schedule allows employees to take every other Friday off. The work culture is pretty laid back. Lots of future expansion in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Pay is somewhat lower than comparable positions at other companies.

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  8. Helpful (11)

    "Stay Away from Corporate HR"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time

    Pros

    -Office has a pretty view of Puget Sound -Free ship visits when ships are in port in the Summer -9/80 schedule is nice (work 9 hours per day, get every other Friday off)

    Cons

    -Not much of a vision or mission to get behind -Very high turnover (60-70%), lots of office drama, blaming and gossip -Outdated and badly run technology. Will take weeks and sometimes months to get your computer working properly when you start. If you have issues with different programs/access, you have to call a call center that isn't very helpful and just hope they can assign your ticket to someone on the onsite team who can help you within a couple days. Upper management gets instant IT assistance though, funny how that works. -Expensive benefits and subpar pay for Seattle area (are we really thinking we're going to retain people when they keep telling us they're getting 20-50% more money in their new jobs?) -Short term mindset and no growth. The priorities always seem to be just surviving to the next month/quarter/year, and never stepping back to consider if the way things are being done are how they should be being done. The phrase "this is just how we've always done things" rules here. -Office is really tough to commute to This is the kind of company that will tell you they're a great employer because of "lots of growth opportunities" (because the turnover is so high, no one wants the opportunities that are available since they're more increases in stress than they are pay or position), "we're in a cool industry" (makes no difference really, industry isn't what makes working in HR good or bad), and "free cruises" (hard to actually get approved, one year waiting period, perk only covers base cruise fare so you have to pay gratuities, taxes, port fees, airfare, extra food, and a fee if you want anything other than an inside cabin). In reality, the corporate office is a pretty disappointing place to work. I was excited when I started, but the technology issues, toxic office environment, teams just blaming each other and not taking responsibility for things, horrible commute, constantly having to train replacements and lack of good opportunities really gets to you.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Throwback to the "good ol' days""

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Holland America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some flexibility in work arrangement, 9/80 work schedule was a nice to have

    Cons

    Management was disorganized and there was a high amount of in-fighting, highly misogynistic culture, felt like working in an episode of Mad Men where the good ol' boys would literally sit around talking about women in the office. The pay was also not competitive. The blame game thrives here.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Safety"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time

    Pros

    9/80 schedule works great

    Cons

    there is no organization in the management

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