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Travelex Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Multi-cultural work environment (in 17 reviews)

  • Also, as far as work life balance, you can't beat it (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Travelex is an amazing company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Waipahu, HI
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Waipahu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of downtime to read or do homework. This is a good part time job for students who take going to school seriously. Also good managers that help with time off and help you with making sales.

    Cons

    The only cons is that sometimes you get rude customers and they try to haggle you on prices but where can you not find rude customers? You just have to get used to them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!


  2. "Team Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travelex full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture and Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Too focus on short term goals

    Advice to Management

    Think more of workers less on arbitrary goals

  3. "Good place to gain experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelex full-time

    Pros

    You are given a lot of responsibility on a small team, so you do get a lot of experience beyond what the job title states. Also, as far as work life balance, you can't beat it.

    Cons

    Depending on offshore teams is tiring. UK management seems to be out of touch of North American realities.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to learn what each member does. There are so many working parts to this machine and its hard to set expectations when you don't realize what people do or how they contribute.


  4. "Easy, flexible work for a part-timer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travelex part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work and lots of downtime for small locations. Employees get discounts on currency that is almost same as the market rate. Lately, company has been coming up with new products and promotions which is making work more exciting.
    Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    The currency rates are really bad, which makes it harder to keep customers. I wish corporate would make the rates more competitive so we can have more sales.
    I see my manager maybe twice a year (not really a complaint though, I like the freedom). Can get a little boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Lower the exchange rates to be more competitive!


  5. "Average learnings and good hikes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Travelex full-time

    Pros

    The work load is relatively less
    Good bonus and hikes

    Cons

    The processes are not well setup
    3 month notice period

    Advice to Management

    Please distribute the work among team members evenly


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Unique Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Travelex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travelex is a unique company to work for, combining the retail and banking world into one dynamic MSB. The spirit is friendly and entrepreneurial, willing to take on new risks and adventures and see what lies around the corner. The people who work there are generally great, and I was able to develop long-lasting connections during my many years in various roles. They strive for excellency and work together globally as a team. It is not uncommon to report to a boss in another country, or be in regular communication with people from around the globe.

    Cons

    The pay is not excellent in many cases, however their willingness to train and advance employees as well as the unique opportunities afforded makes up for much of this. There are very limited opportunities for advancement though - you could be there several years before changing roles. There also tends to be a lack of communication when dealing with structural changes and possible role eliminations - these are sometimes not communicated until the last minute. Changes in vision sometimes come with the departure of many tenured employees, which can potentially make things more difficult in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty to long-term, knowledegable employees might serve the company better in the long run.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Manager
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    progression to advance position can be limited

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized"

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

    I worked at Travelex full-time

    Pros

    Nothing sadly. I would look for work elsewhere.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing and then places unreal expectations on their employees. No business plan for success.

    Advice to Management

    Replace ALL management.


  9. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Mill Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travelex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good manager. The salary is pay on time. After you learn the procedure is an easy, entertaining and interesting job.

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow in the company. The payment is no enough for an employee who lives San Francisco or Bay Area.


  10. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many customers.Get paid time in a half on holidays.

    Cons

    Absolutely boring job. Managers are not on site. Can not leave the office to have lunch, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees read books or do homework instead of locking them up in a box waiting on a customer


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