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Trafalgar Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "Good company to work for in US"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trafalgar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product, great tools and technology to enable success, good managers, international travel perks on FAMs and conferences, fairly achievable goals and bonus opportunties

    Cons

    High Turnover, health insurance cost high for spouse/family, low 401k match, career growth unclear, below average base salary, lots of weekend work


  2. "Happy,"

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    Former Employee - Tour Representative in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Tour Representative in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Worked with good.people, good and thorough and unique ways of.training.

    Cons

    Low pay, not much move for.advancement


  3. "Purchasing executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Trafalgar full-time

    Pros

    Quite good training, young environment.

    Cons

    Huge amount of work, long working hours, high pressure environment

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Fascinating company with alarming flaws"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trafalgar full-time

    Pros

    - A very interesting business with a rich experience and many passionate people.
    - Building a winning business is a challenge, given that tours are a struggling model - but an interesting one.
    - plenty of opportunities to really positively impact the business, if you can get the change through, as still much that is archaic.
    - some very nice people to work with

    Cons

    - The company's biggest issue is the lack of a coherent culture. As one of the Tollman businesses, it is run top down and secretive and this leads to a very siloed business - by function and region.
    - CEO can be visionary, adaptable and charismatic. At the same time, likes a 'yes' man/woman, is autocratic, does not take responsibility for his own mistakes and is extraordinarily prone to changing his mind.
    - Alarming serial bullying that has been/is taking place in the HQ office.
    - Awful IT systems and IT department centralised as part of the Travel Corporation makes technology a serious challenge to doing business.


  6. "Overall Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trafalgar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Experience, friendly staff and working hours were balanced.

    Cons

    Not much training, Executive don't speak to the staff well. Staff are underpaid for the amount of work the done. No career opportunities for growth, no benefits. Value other peoples cultures and traditions

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff, train your staff, have practical standards in place


  7. "Senior Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are good and helpful

    Cons

    Management isnt good and doesnt encourage innovation

    Advice to Management

    encourage innovation


  8. "Good place but not to work in finance. Stressful atmosphere in accounts. No study support."

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    Former Employee - Accounting in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accounting in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great social events as it's travel company. Trips, organised parties and days out. Nice people in most of departments. Good rewards for service longer than 8 years.

    Cons

    Not challenging jobs in finance. Junior people are not getting any flexibility and are not trained properly as more seniors are afraid to lose Their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved more in support departments rather than focus only on operations department


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A past of considerable mediocrity but getting better every year."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    (IT dept) Some exciting projects; Embracing of new technologies; Freedom to perform at your best; Good support for training and new skills acquisition. If you are in a position of management you are free to continuously improve processes independently.

    Cons

    Regrettably it is likely that most of the people you work with will not be type A or high performers. Can be difficult to improve methods/processes unless you are in a position of authority.

    Advice to Management

    Too many people are coasting and bringing the team/dept down. TMS needs to put more people on performance plans and hold them accountable.