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Holland America Reviews

Updated February 12, 2018
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Holland America President and CEO Stein Kruse
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Pros
  • Good benefits; Optional 9/80 schedule (in 22 reviews)

  • Co-workers, opportunity to travel, location (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company To Work For!"

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    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supervisors/Managers are very friendly and helpful. Have never been turned down when I was having an issue with something. Pretty good pay (it pays the bills) and benefits are pretty good, through medical is pretty high. I'm paying about 230.00/month and that's for the cheap insurance the company has.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this company.


  2. "Great company , great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Cruise Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Cruise Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, travel, pay, no life expenses, gym.

    Cons

    long contracts, no healthy food.

  3. "good comoany"

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    Current Employee - Wine Attendant in America, OK
    Current Employee - Wine Attendant in America, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fun and exciting. love the work

    Cons

    long hours and no day offs


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Throwback to the "good ol' days""

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

    I worked at Holland America full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Senior IT management and hire some female IT Officers.


  5. "HA Group"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Brand new building. Cruise benefits.

    Cons

    Bad IT systems. Company managed with spreadsheets.


  6. "as a bartender i prepare and mix drinks to serve to the guests"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Holland America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good salary can travel to many places and fun workplace

    Cons

    work too tough, being away from my families and love ones and less time for myself


  7. "Techspert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid Travel, Crew activities, and great team members

    Cons

    Long Sea Days, and four months work with no days off.

  8. "Safety"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  9. "Entertainer"

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    Former Employee - Entertainment in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Entertainment in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holland America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Traveling the world and seeing ports that most will never get to go see. Ability to take excursions.

    Cons

    Small shared cabins for those in the cast that didn't have lead contracts.


  10. "Pay is not competitive."

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    Current Employee - Shore Excursion in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Shore Excursion in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holland America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits . Good food. Good itineraries

    Cons

    Some cabins are terrible. Favouritism within team. Work 7 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more management training to managers and not just promote after few years of doing the job. Management skills are not given but learned.


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