Holland America Employee Reviews about "9 80"

Updated Jul 30, 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. "Ok"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manager Logistics in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 shifts, exposure to the industry , travel, pay was ok (you need to negotiate that), co workers

    Cons

    24/7 availability , stress stress nature of the work, some upper management with an attitude that man.....

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  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)

    "Sales Manager"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time

    Pros

    9/80 program with every other Friday off, cruise benefits.

    Cons

    Very corporate and political, not open to new ideas, not welcoming environment, pay is subpar for Seattle.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work for those who like to settle"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Holland America full-time

    Pros

    Cruise perks 9/80 schedules

    Cons

    Growth is limited Old school managment style

  6. 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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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Modern Day Office Space"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Finance in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    •Really nice new building in the heart of Queen Anne, near many restaurants and close to Elliot Bay Park. •Flexible work schedule with 9/80 standard (every other Friday off). •Ability to work from home when needed

    Cons

    •Far too much middle and upper management which causes constant miscommunication. You eventually end up reporting directly and indirectly to 5 different managers/directors. •Finance has had 3 different CFOs in 4 years which is driving inconsistent management approaches which change on a whim. •Uncoordinated re-organizations that don’t drive results and leave significant areas of work unattended. •The Finance department leadership is under the impression that they have advanced analytic software that allows rapid analysis but the entire department is run by Excel. •Yearly Bonus for non-management is $150, which is insulting.

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  8. "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.

  9. 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.

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company and Great Work/Life Balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation Time 9/80 days (Every other Friday off) Recognition from Management for Hard Work

    Cons

    Long Hours at Times Lots of Vacation but No Time to Use it Pay is low for the region

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