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Updated Jun 1, 2022

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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Travelzoo Global Chief Executive Officer Holger Bartel (no image)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company and Fun Industry

    Jan 24, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with my co-workers Great company culture Brand held to high standards Company delivers consistent excellent customer experiences

    Cons

    Slower-paced and not as innovate as others within the industry

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good benefits

    Jun 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible environment, good people and communication

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work and nice benefits

    May 3, 2022 - Senior Cloud Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work and nice benefits Travelzoo experience Good young/enthusiastic workforce Global company and plenty of opportunities to travel

    Cons

    not enough investment in IT

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Look Elsewhere

    May 13, 2022 - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are genuinely great and very diverse.

    Cons

    1) The pay vs expectations couldn't be more lopsided. 2) They praise the "Travelzoo Experience" where they essentially pay for a vacation for you but the budget is capped at $2,500. Why not just pay employees more to begin with?? 3) Archaic. No desire to be innovative or catch up with the times

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good and Bad

    Feb 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good compensation and good people to work within

    Cons

    Hard to climb up the ladder

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome culture

    Nov 29, 2021 - Business Development Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the hotels team

    Cons

    Having to explain to everyone who/what Travelzoo is

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Okay

    Oct 5, 2021 - Assistant Producer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people to work with!

    Cons

    Very rigid structures, especially at the top.

    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Dont Climb Too High

    Oct 4, 2021 - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    $1500 stipend each year to experience a Travelzoo published travel deal is an awesome benefit. Working with really bright, hard-working, and creative people.

    Cons

    The higher up the ladder you go, the more you get exposed to the sheer insanity that is the Chairman's and the CEO's completely dysfunctional relationship. Your time is spent constantly guessing and second-guessing what will or won't be pleasing to one or the other. The more important the decisions you are asked to make or weigh in on, the more you realize that there is no strategy or vision, with the whole company just lurching and lunging from one thing to the next. Everything (barely) functions because middle and senior management can somehow hold it all together with sheer guts and determination. Although it's hard to understand why everyone in the middle and upper ranks works so hard when they're treated so poorly by the Chairman and CEO. Travelzoo is only worth it if you're very junior and well-shielded from the people at the top.

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    12 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Sad To See How Bad It Can Get

    Sep 30, 2021 - Production 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Travel Stipend. Travel industry is awesome so you make great connections and there are some really smart people to learn from.

    Cons

    Systems and software are embarrassingly outdated. Most built in house but no real functionality in modern era. Some individuals have carved out a nice place where their whole job is figuring out who to send emails to and that's a task 95% of email automation tools can do better. Of course, those people get promoted instead of replaced by more-effective technology, while massive staff layoffs are happening elsewhere. Most people in management have been with the company FAR too long. No new ideas, lots of doing things because that's the way it's done. It's really sad to see what this place has become.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Outdated practices and terrible top management

    Apr 12, 2021 - Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Travel perks - Talented colleagues - Easy work

    Cons

    - Rude management - Untrustworthy HR - Complete lack of direction and integrity

    4 people found this review helpful
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Travelzoo Reviews FAQs

Travelzoo has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 235 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at Travelzoo to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 26% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Travelzoo employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Travelzoo. This rating has improved by 17% over the last 12 months.

65% of Travelzoo employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Travelzoo 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Travelzoo to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, culture.

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