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Travel Traders Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  1. "It's retail."

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    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travel Traders part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My direct boss was a responsible, coordinated manager. Never had any problems with scheduling or rescheduling for shifts or resolving issues.

    Fair compensation compared to the surrounding area for a basically entry-level retail position.

    Nothing majorly problematic about the work or fellow employees.

    Cons

    It's retail.

    It's also food service depending on the kind of store you end up in, so I hope you enjoy making coffee.

    Basically no contact from the company at large. There were two locations Travel Traders oversaw in the Milwaukee area at the time I was there and they were all staffed by the same people from either location. I was formally introduced to the District Manager only once to never see them again for my tenure with the company.

    If you are unfamiliar with the term "planogram," be prepared to learn of it and very soon afterward hate it. Company-wide planograms are issued to every store with practically no regard to space or layout and retail employees will spend an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to reorganize walls of items according to a plan that doesn't match the physical limits of the space. You know, how retail works.

    As with every retail job you'll be afflicted from time to time with secret shoppers, so just be aware that at any point your performance is being scrutinized.

    Advice to Management

    Provide the tools and assistance for your stores to adhere to the initiatives you hand out from half a country away, or give them the autonomy to decide how to conduct the running of the store themselves.


  2. "Not a secret"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, especially leaders. Good hours. Get 40 per week consistently. Good chance for promotions. Good District Manager. Great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Manager doesn't have good people skills. Company is backwards. I couldn't get a job description but HR is on property every month to help interview salespeople. Seems like a conflict of interest to me...not to mention there are plenty of other things HR should be focused on...like recruiting people and writing a company culture. They undermine management regularly...and then management does the same to supervisors. I wasn't trained good.

    Advice to Management

    CEO should better support senior managers. A lot of micromanaging occurs here and it appears as a lack of trust. Let the on site managers do their jobs without constant visits. Tell people what they do right...don't just pick on them for things they do wrong.

  3. "Disorganized and never updated"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick momentum in promoting from within. Great work experience. Some good management.

    Cons

    Extremely old systems for POS, inventory, ordering, filing. One person for LP and for HR in a company with over 200 locations. Required to work all holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your old systems. Give management more freedom. Hire more staff to help HR and LP. Get rid of the fax machines.


  4. "Needs a lot of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travel Traders full-time

    Pros

    There are some really nice people who work here

    Cons

    The company has so much potential but the company barely appreciates its employees. Raises are almost nonexistent and gossip runs rampant

    Advice to Management

    Treat Your Employees like they actually matter and maybe retention will improve


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not for me"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Morsel's in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager, Morsel's in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My location was in high end historical Boston hotel.

    Cons

    Constantly being required to manage and staff other local stores due to lack of recruitment in management and staff positions. Lack of corporate leadership. Compensation not in line with expectations. Outdated technology.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect


  6. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Pay, employee discounts. Great company to work for if you follow your customer service responsibilities and respect the guests.

    Cons

    Coworkers can be be a problem, some of them can be lazy and do not fulfill their responsibilities leaving a lot of tasks for the next shift to do


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Travel Traders full-time

    Pros

    Great DM. Very helpful and responsable

    Cons

    No great benefits, payment is very low.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oxon Hill, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oxon Hill, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet soo many people and all walks of life

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of


  9. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and atmosphere. Surrounded by guest on vacation or traveling so they are usually happy people

    Cons

    Too much walking and time to get to job site. uncomfortable uniform


  10. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Travel Traders (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay decent lol 10 about for easy work but no other pros fellow sales associates are nice have never had a problem with them

    Cons

    Managers are petty !! No guarantee hours even though you suppose to be full time you only get 30 hours a week . Managers are dumb and will only use you when they need you or benefit them

    Advice to Management

    Please appreciate your employees more instead of treating them like slaves and chess pawns


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