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UnCruise Adventures Reviews

Updated April 9, 2019
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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Expedition Guide in Juneau, AK
    Former Employee - Expedition Guide in Juneau, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UnCruise Adventures full-time

    Pros

    pay, other crew, destinations, activities, food

    Cons

    isolated, bunks are small, close living quarters


  2. "Great Product, Nonexistent Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an incredible product with talented execution and thoughtful attention to detail. This job was a great opportunity that was fun for a while but it started going downhill and gain momentum while it did. When it felt like we were a team working towards something it was incredible. When it started losing that it became dismal.
    If you work in Operations you're pretty much guaranteed to travel, which is awesome. But it can come really last minute so you have to be set up to leave with little notice as far as your personal life goes. If you're in other departments you might have to speak up to get on a work trip.
    The health benefits are really good.

    Cons

    The meddlesome owner makes decisions with his ego as he has absolutely no business sense and tries desperately to get everyone to like him.
    Executive team is out of touch and are either grown up crybabies who want out or just "yes" men. You can't call them leaders, they just have titles. It's so difficult to see the wrong people in the wrong roles. They get in the way of the real work from the talented people below them.
    There's not a lot of structure for promotions so you have to speak up if you want more pay or responsibility.
    The pay is low to adequate depending on how hard you fight for your worth and who your boss is.

    Advice to Management

    Get the owner out. His ego driven decision making is destroying the company from the inside because he can't admit when he's wrong and worries so much about what people think of him that he can't tell them anything other than what he thinks they want to hear.
    Define pay ranges for positions to prevent gender pay gaps and nepotism.

  3. "wellness instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    travel, crew, adventure, wildlife, alaska

    Cons

    long work days, changing policies


  4. "Good Seasonal Outfit"

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    Current Employee - Naturalist
    Current Employee - Naturalist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent wages, covered living expenses while on board the ship. Interesting itineraries, and company somewhat makes an effort for crew members to enjoy some of the sights and adventure activities offered to guests. Very discounted cruises avaiable to friends and relatives (though dates are very limited, and can only be booked a few weeks in advance.)

    Cons

    Very limited time off while on board (6week on, 2 week off contracts are standard). Positions that mainly work on board (galley, hotel) can create somewhat of a pressure cooker environment .


  5. "Great Culture, Fantastic People"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with and for. This is a company that really cares about it's employees.

    Cons

    Small relatively niche industry, but this is also a pro.


  6. "Great Company & Awesome Adventures"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UnCruise Adventures full-time

    Pros

    Great crew, camaraderie, fun travel, company cares for employees, travel

    Cons

    crew quarters were sometimes questionable.


  7. "Trend Setting Small Ship Cruise Company"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Deck
    Former Employee - Licensed Deck
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UnCruise Adventures (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, Crew and company back office are some of the best people I have worked with. HR is active in work life, Dan Blanchard is the best guy to work for, Great company perks, Industry leading salary.

    Cons

    I guess I have to list something in this box.

  8. "Life changing job"

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    Current Employee - Chef in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Chef in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    See and experience amazing natural beauty and wildlife. Meet awesome fellow crew form diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    Lots of HQ based growing pains. Internal office support staff has almost tripled in last 3 years. Must be willing to leave "home" for weeks at a time while working.

    Advice to Management

    Communication from HQ to field ops team very important. Keep consistency


  9. "Great office culture and travel to amazing places"

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    Current Employee - Manager of Hotel Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager of Hotel Operations in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work for, a chance to travel and see amazing places (Alaska, Baja, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Panama, on and on). Full of compassionate (personally and professionally) people who strive to create a unique, outstanding experience for guests and employees alike.

    Cons

    As a travel-based business, often required to travel on little notice. Depending on one's personal situation, this is either an awesome benefit, or a necessary drawback.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build out long-term strategic goals and methods to achieve them while holding people accountable.


  10. "I feel lucky to have landed here!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UnCruise Adventures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The interview process was a standard office interview with an in-person panel interview after a phone screen.

    I have been here a few months and I absolutely love coming to work everyday! I work with great people and we all have a passion for the travel industry.

    Cons

    I haven't had any downsides yet.