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Travel Impressions Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "One of the best experiences of my career is having the opportunity to work with such an amazingly talented Team."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, Customers, and Benifits. A large company with several brands that provides great opportunities for growth. Company provides on the job training for all Frontline roles. Also provides free mandatory compliance training. Can’t beat getting a free education and earning a certificate at the same time.

    Cons

    Would like to see an increase Pay scale for front line employees. Increasing base salaries attract more talent. The increase pays for itself in productivity and reduces attrition.

    Advice to Management

    The message we provide to all employees should start at the top and work it’s way down to all employees. If you reward your managers, supervisors & Develpoment teams they will pass it on to the frontline employees. “One Team, One Goal”


  2. "There is growth, but no pay"

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

    I have been working at Travel Impressions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to move up in the company if you are willing to work hard. I would recommend to a friend if they are desperate for a job

    Cons

    Income is not equivalent to the stress of the job and raises are rare. Jobs are not always secure

  3. "Not a very good experience working at Travel Impressions."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travel Impressions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None, didn't have a very good experience as a former employee working for this company.

    Cons

    Management is more interested in bottom line instead of employees. If you don't meet their numbers you are out the door.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "DOESNT CARE ABOUT YOU"

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    Former Employee - Land Operations Coordinator in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Land Operations Coordinator in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get to spend 40 hours a week with some of the most caring, selfless, compassionate people on earth.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING ELSE! You need health care for you and your family? Don't bother, because it will be more than half your paycheck.. The upper managements solution is to outsource! You come into work and you don't even know if you are going to keep your job the next day.

    Advice to Management

    KEEP THE JOBS IN AMERICA!!! Stop outsourcing, not only bad for business but it is bad for our country.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly and nice co-workers

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities and severe lack of job security and appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing overseas


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No future"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travel Impressions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A few very friendly co-workers. A good starter job to get basic experience to put on your resume.

    Cons

    Very low wage. Almost no room for promotion. Highly micromanaged. The moment you do something wrong, they will watch you and nitpick everything. You will be tracked using Skype or other methods. Management has other coworkers watch you and report back to them. There is a high level of turnover. There is no team feel. You sit at your cubicle, do your work and feel like you're doing something wrong if you get up to go to the bathroom too many times. After you learn the basic information you will not learn anything else to further your career knowledge. If you do stay long enough to be promoted (which can be 1-3 years), you will be paid an extra $2,500. Not worth it at all. The work they ask you to do is very easy and does not require a 4 year degree to complete. A high school graduate with basic knowledge could excel at this job. I do not mean that in a good way.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. If you're employees are getting their work done correctly and quickly, do not go out of your way to nitpick because they came in 3 minutes late, etc.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Few Bumps But Really Hitting a Good Stride"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travel Impressions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Part of the ALG corp, which is growing fast and huge as it is.
    - Scott Wiseman. As our new president, he's really doing a lot for morale and his employees already!
    - Great executive team with strong players that are also genuinely likable people.
    - Fantastic travel benefits! Awesome way to see the world.
    - The industry. It's tough to crack, but once you do, you won't ever want out.
    - We have some really, really good people here, with a lot of lifers and young blood that wants to grow with the company.

    Cons

    - Quality of life depends on the department. Some are run by blockers; others, by inspirational individuals that want their people to grow.
    - Pay is on the lower side, especially for entry-level folks, leading to a revolving door.
    - They kind of hire for the seat instead of the job or team, which also contributes to the turnover.
    - Some of the old guard can be resistant to change, but that's been evolving.
    - The technology kind of sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee transparency about strengths and interests and see where you net out. You may hire someone for something, but that doesn't mean they can't do a whole lot more in something totally surprising. Make the salaries more attractive and the benefits easier to access or more common knowledge. Hire based on their dynamic fit for the team and skill set rather than just for an open position.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing employees who play a significant role in the success of the company. Mid to upper level management generally works efficiently is supportive creates environment where employees thrive building long term careers. Company still maintain it's reputation as successful Tour Operator and has a strong following

    Cons

    The company hasn't settled down there is ongoing re-org and changes across the company, At the upper levels this has a clear impact on the entire company and it's effectiveness in the market place

    Advice to Management

    Lead with a clear vision your junior managers don't create policy they follow it offering tweaks improvising for efficiency and growth


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Reservations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working with people in the travel industry. Enjoyed my work environment fast pace made the day fly by! Great support from supervisor and manger.

    Cons

    Hourly wage very low. Had to handle many different systems with the amount of knowledge and work duties compensation not enough.

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring up hourly wage to be more competitive in the travel industry. Also would like to see management more involved in the day to day operations.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not Great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Farmingdale, NY

    Pros

    Staff specials are a great perk

    Cons

    Not great pay, no room for growth


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