Holland America Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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3.0
44%
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57%
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Holland America President and CEO Stein Kruse
Stein Kruse
153 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 schedule with every other Friday off(in 32 reviews)

  • "Flexible 9/80 schedule and good cruising benefits if you use them(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sea days, short ports, long hours(in 18 reviews)

  • "Very few upper management roles for anyone not in the old boys' network(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "A Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Tester in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Holland America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    All employees are valued. The company is inclusive. Co-workers are friendly. There are company sponsored fun events. There is an emphasis on work/life balance. There are a number of great perks.

    Cons

    Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything negative to say about working at Holland America Line. The only thing is that HAL might be paying below the norm for the Seattle market, but it's made up by one perk.

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  2. "Lots of Hoops to Jump Through"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, easy work, nice coworkers, average pay

    Cons

    It was hard to make changes o r really get anything to be done in a new and better way because there were SO many rules. I'm sure this is the same with many other large corporations as well

  3. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workforce Management Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Holland America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people Good benefits Work from home Many opportunities for growth and learning

    Cons

    I really can’t think of anything.

  4. "Good for a cruise company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Marine Engineer Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible on contract dates 4 watch system Hands on role, learn a lot Good perks on board, flight deviations etc.

    Cons

    Office policies not always well thought out Very restrictive spares budget Often undermanned

  5. "Great people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Holland America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel perks and wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    Pay isn’t the best - they pay on low end of the scale

  6. COVID-19

    "A wonderful place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservation and Chat Agent 

    I worked at Holland America full-time

    Pros

    Had a great six years working there before COVID 19

    Cons

    Working from home got tiresome

  7. "Very good company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Hostess in Miami Beach, NJ

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

    Pros

    They have good salary and treat ppl well

    Cons

    Too much asian food,could be more european

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  8. "Good benefits if you like to travel but no culture or opportunity to grow internally"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel benefits and with multiple departments, you can move departments easily

    Cons

    Company culture, upward mobility and professional development. Uncertainty and multiple organizational changes.

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  9. "Soon to be outsourced"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home is the only benefit

    Cons

    Company will continue to outsource to save money.

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  10. COVID-19

    "Sales"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Cruise Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Monday to Friday’s only no weekends Salary+ unlimited commission

    Cons

    Coronavirus destroyed job security and created massive layoffs

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