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Northstar Travel Group Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northstar Travel Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open leadership, growth opportunities, great perks, work/life balance

    Cons

    Could use some more staff and budget support on some projects, things can move slowly sometimes


  2. "Passionate Colleagues, Aggressive Sales Goals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northstar Travel Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Northstar is full of great employees who work hard to help the business succeed. There is generally positive morale as the traditional business has been transformed.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure on hitting goals with not a lot of support. The market has become much more competitive and pausing to reinvent is dismissed, and the focus on sell harder.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for your best and brightest employees to grown in their careers, which can be challenging in a fairly flat organization.


  3. "Overall it is a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Marketing and Ad Coordinator in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Digital Media Marketing and Ad Coordinator in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Northstar Travel Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented group. Many employee activities. Good to work with people that actually care about you

    Cons

    If you are looking for money, this is not the place for you the salaries are low and the benefit prices are high. If you are looking for updated technology this is not the place for you either, it takes a while for them to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees room to grow instead of having the work be stagnant. Care more about the employees that do the everyday work instead of just the executive and sales team


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  5. "Great place to work, intelligent and hard-working colleagues (employee 10+ years)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northstar Travel Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, hard-working, intelligent, proactive, passionate. Company is making strides to enhance brands and digital advancements. Great benefits & perks. Lots of recruiting.

    Cons

    Progress sometimes takes some time; lots of work with sometimes lean staff. With 6 offices in different locations and lots of virtual employees, challenging to sometimes bring everyone together.


  6. "Great Company, Great People"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Services Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northstar Travel Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people. The HR department is diligent in choosing the right people to fit into the overall corporate culture of the company.

    Cons

    Lagging technology which hinders a 20th century publisher in the 21st century, lack of a sense of common purpose across brands.

    Advice to Management

    I think the sense of lack of common purpose and goals is management's torch to near. Too much fear coming down the line from the new owners preventing management from focusing on prime company competencies.


  7. "Great place to work. A quickly changing and growing company within one of the best industries in the world - travel."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, dynamic, progressive and fast growing. A fantastic group of employees.

    Cons

    Staff is lean so you have to roll up your sleeves and dive in.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Northstar is great at helping to balance work and life, great perks"

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Marketing and Ad Coordinator in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Digital Media Marketing and Ad Coordinator in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Northstar Travel Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work, it is like a family. Most employees have been there for years. It is a great place to start out at or to stay long term.

    Cons

    The opportunities for advancement in pay and position are scarce. It is hard to get recognition for going above and beyond your job responsibilities. If you are looking for a place to advance this is not it. The benefits are not good at all, 401K matching and bonuses barely ever happen. Raises are not the norm.


  9. "Not Standard Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northstar Travel Group full-time

    Pros

    Has all the security of corporate (benefits, structure, etc.), there's some amazing culture and people here, lots of ability to travel

    Cons

    Internally there are lots of changes happening all the time which can be good but there are long stretches of chaos while a change settles. New departments are understaffed and lack support.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in newer departments a bit more to reap the return later. Find some newer/better products to sell that balance effort and cost


  10. "Good family atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northstar Travel Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were like family. Very cooperative work environment. Good benefits for a small company. Flexible working hours when family situations dictate.

    Cons

    Flat company structure so not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Management is making good decisions to diversify revenue streams.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work is rewarded."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible atmosphere, focused on creating the best products instead of micromanaging the process. Hard work is recognized and rewarded. Suggestions are welcomed and implemented.

    Cons

    Different brands under the NTG umbrella have different needs/values so needs and goals aren't always cohesive but good communication between management and staff often makes this a non-issue.

    Advice to Management

    Be forward thinking. Keep listening to your staff and taking their recommendations to ensure NTG remains cutting edge.



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