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Updated 12 Sep 2019

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  1. "Pretextual"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I have been working at The World

    Pros

    Great offices that are warm and dry

    Cons

    Bad location with few lunch options

    The World2018-11-16
  2. "Quiet as a Library"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The World full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open schedule with great birthday celebrations.

    Cons

    Pay does not support job requirements. Many layers in procedures stuck in the 90s

    The World2019-09-12
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not the 'dream job' you expect to be - turnover is very very high."

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The World full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Travel - lots of travel, and when you think you've had enough then you travel some more - it's a whirlwind of bright lights, big cities, remote and off the beaten track! Want to see whales/dolphins/jungles/underwater volcanoes - you can tick this box! A great community of interesting owners - business CEO's, company founders, inherited wealth and everything in between. Young, old and adventurous and lots of... stories. Genuine affection for the crew and a real 'family' environment. Nice crew - international crew and lots of people with interesting resumes who are doing this 'for the travel'.... as social as you want it to be, there is always somebody up for going ashore! Lots of nights in port - 3 nights in Sydney over New Year - you got it. 4 nights in Cape Town - tick that box too..... if you have a position that you can get off the ship you will get to see more of places than you would on a normal cruise liner.

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    Cons

    The flip side of the pros.... well there have to be reasons for the unusually high turnover that this company has. Once you secure a job on a ship travelling the world with lovely people onboard you would think people would never want to leave? Wrong. Sadly they experience unusually high turnover - the great people leave by their own volition as they realise it is not what they expect and many people onboard and... in 'HQ' are fired in a 'here today, gone tomorrow' scenario with no reason. And don't ask why.... it's classified. But don't worry,. there's always that person the CEO worked with before who just happens to be ready and available to slot right in..... In 2015 new management inherited a successful, well operated ship and have since broken everything that was working! It's gone from great to a badly run 'cruise ship. 2 years since the new management took over staff morale is very low, turnover is high, favouritism is at an all time high and lots of people (old friends and colleagues) are being slotted into jobs that they don't have the skills for. The result: a 'luxury product' being run by people who don't have luxury experience. Owners are unhappy and the crew onboard are on the front line dealing with their frustration as the people responsible remain safely behind their desks in HQ. No support. This is the epitome of 'yesterday you were a candidate, today you are the employee' situation - you watch people join the ship full of enthusiasm and then see them realise that it is very disorganised with poor management and unhappy crew and see the look of disappointment slowly replace the enthusiasm they arrived with when they face the reality. HR is very unprofessional - has no discretion and cannot be trusted with anything; well known within the company if you want people to know a secret tell the HR leader.

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    Advice to Management

    Why? They wouldn't listen anyway..... as they always know better! Advice to management is find new management! That's the only answer. Be honest with candidates and owners.

    The World2017-01-08
  4. "Fabulous"

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    Fun Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The World for more than a year

    Pros

    Had a great time saw some amazing places we sa great place to be for a year. Would do it again

    Cons

    Felt lonely at times, was long days and early mornings, weather was very warm and no ac for staff

    Advice to Management

    Talk with people, have more fun and let loose its going to get better in the future and so be it

    The World2016-09-24
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Hotel Operations Assistant onboard The World"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The World full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work in a very high-stakes environment. Learned a lot and worked with very intelligent individuals. Traveled around the world and experienced once in a lifetime opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours some days. Tough learning curve for someone who is not familiar with luxury hospitality. Unique "customers" and environment. Management can be stubborn at times.

    The World2016-03-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "The best of times, the worst of times"

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     in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The World

    Pros

    Some very good coworkers who helped make the job fun. Stable company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Management change during my tenure resulted in a tense environment. Many good people were let go or pushed out the door despite the quality of their job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Management has since changed again, but definitely for the better. Please keep the good people and hopefully the politics have ended.

    The World2015-11-04
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful company that values their employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The World full-time

    Pros

    The company respects and encourages a work/ life balance Management accepts input from any level within the organization Rare gem - company pays employee benefits

    Cons

    Individual managers not qualified as managers and are promoted too quickly Limited opportunity for advancement within the organization

    The World2013-03-20
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very good experience"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Stewardess in

    I have been working at The World for less than a year

    Pros

    Chance to travela and work at same time.

    Cons

    Needs more to be organized

    Advice to Management

    Needs more to be organized in performing and planing the job.

    The World2012-07-25
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