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  1. "My long tenure at Shell Vacations taught me how to be a solid lawyer and trusted business advisor."

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    Former Employee - Legal in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Legal in Northbrook, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell Vacations Club full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Each day provided new challenges and opportunities in the legal and business areas which helped me learn and grow as a lawyer and member of the Executive Team.

    Cons

    Our success as a private, entrepreneurial company in the timeshare, hospitality industry caused us to become a target for merger or acquisition, which ultimately led to Wyndham's purchase of Shell Vacations in 2013.

    Advice to Management

    For those executives and management heads at Wyndham, we trust that you will help lead even further growth and prosperity for our former company in conjunction with Wyndham's products and services.


  2. "Nice place to go to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Napa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell Vacations Club full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When times are good they're really good. Reasonably accessible management.

    Cons

    When the economy isn't roaring they can get a little lean in attentiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make all parts of the team feel appreciated. Good times should be shared by all who contributing to the prosperity of the company.

  3. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell Vacations Club full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked for Shell for 10+ years until company was sold and corporate offices relocated out of state. I had tremendous autonomy, many areas of responsibility and challenging projects. Management was always approachable and supportive. Shell had a family atmosphere and I enjoyed my coworkers across the various divisions.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth, though management was quick layer on more work to existing employees when someone left and their position eliminated. No increases offered for additional work which lead to lower morale overall.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be rewarded for their efforts when asked to take on more work.


  4. "Great company to work for with great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell Vacations Club full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people and management were great team players

    Cons

    Company sold to another company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with fair sales managers who lived up to there promises if you produced."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Conceirge in Kailua Kona, HI
    Current Employee - Marketing Conceirge in Kailua Kona, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell Vacations Club full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you have sales experience the commissions are great and the skies the limit.

    Cons

    You can learn this business if you have patience, however some sales experience a plus, if you are looking for quick money it won't happen. Learning curve is several months.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Travel Agent"

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    Former Employee - Travel Agent in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Travel Agent in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell Vacations Club full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very strong on training you and will not rush you into a role. Nice genuine people work there. Free stays at most resorts depending on availability and season.

    Cons

    Schedule Requests were not always honored, What your dealing with is timeshares which is really a big rip off. A lot of calls from members who want to sell it because they lost their jobs is pretty depressing.


  7. "The money is there if you are quick with knowledge, wit, and a bit pushy."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shell Vacations Club part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a sales person it might work for you.

    Cons

    You end up calling around dinner time & the ones you think will buy, are just blowing you off.

    Advice to Management

    Be more helpful to the newbies

  8. "Tough with the Economy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Personnel Contact in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Personnel Contact in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You write your own paycheck

    Cons

    At the same time as you writing your paycheck, if you do not do well that paycheck could be $0

    Advice to Management

    It's not managements fault except they could invest more into their trainees


  9. "Job Not As Advertised"

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    Former Employee - Concierge in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Concierge in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were kind, decent people. Donatello Hotel was beautiful, in a good area, has large rooms.

    Cons

    Job was not as advertised--I responded to a Craigslist posting that used words like "customer service," "hotel concierge," and "event coordinator." The position was actually selling timeshare units to disinterested people in downtown San Francisco.

    Advice to Management

    Be completely honest about how you guys are selling timeshares. This is a hard-sales job.


  10. "Engaging Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Shell Vacations Club part-time

    Pros

    It can be fast-paced, engaging and you're helping people go on vacation!

    Cons

    Depending on where you are placed, it can be slow-paced and more tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Take into more consideration what venues workers want to be placed at.


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