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  1. "Good people, lack of leadership and vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jerseyville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jerseyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YTB International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with a family feel.

    Cons

    Leadership is non-existent. Vision for the company's future changes daily. Decisions are made on a whim by essentially one person with no thought about ramifications of making such drastic decisions without proper forethought.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, with the current executive team that is in place, there is no advice that would help. If the company is to survive, they must be replaced which, unfortunately, would likely cause equal harm as them staying the course.


  2. "technical writer designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belleville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belleville, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YTB International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    professional environment, flexible in many areas.

    Cons

    very unstable business model, would not reccommend


  3. ""Travel Agent""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YTB International full-time

    Pros

    You can go on these familiarization trips which for REAL travel agents is a learning experience. YTB'ers however treated it like a free vacation

    Cons

    You are forced into MLM, REAL agents don't take you seriously, the company had HUGE financial issues and problems being considered legit.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the MLM card mill crap and TRAIN agents to be REAL AGENTS - oh wait that would cut into YOUR profit


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  5. "pleasant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at YTB International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    variety of tasks to focus on in order to earn revenue

    Cons

    low pay incentives per items

    Advice to Management

    unavailable


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Bank Reconciliation Specialist in Wood River, IL
    Former Employee - Bank Reconciliation Specialist in Wood River, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YTB International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to employees when they see a potential problem


  7. "Wish you Good Luck!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Wood River, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Wood River, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YTB International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wholesome atmosphere. Clean-cut employees. Great pay. Conservative. An opportunity to do the work that I love to do. Great personable senior management!!!

    Cons

    Little to no room to grow professionally. Company did not back its employees professionally.
    Company not stable financially. Many layoffs. Did creative work. Would have liked a more private area to do this creative work.

    Advice to Management

    You can only cut a business back so much. You've lost your best talent. There's no company left to run.


  8. "Give it a try!!!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    YTB International, Inc. was recognized as the 26th largest seller of travel in the U.S. in Travel Weekly's 2008 Power List, based on 2007 annual retail value of travel services booked. The Company provides Internet-based travel booking services for home-based independent representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Canada, Bermuda, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Cons

    The Company operates through three subsidiaries: YourTravelBiz.com, Inc., YTB Travel Network, Inc., and REZconnect Technologies, Inc. YourTravelBiz.com focuses on marketing online travel websites through a nationwide network of independent business people, known as 'Reps.'

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "One rollercoaster ride after another"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The perks in my department were pretty good -- comp time for overtime worked; ability to work at home frequently. Company wide perks -- casual dress code year round: winter -- jeans, tennis shoes & sweatshirts; summer -- jeans, T-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes, & flip flops.

    Cons

    Pay is below average for same positions in this area. Only members of the "Good Ole Boys" club get promotions and can play golf and get paid for it. Promotions only go to buddies of the owners and upper management. WAY TOO many family members are hired and put in upper management positions. Owners/upper management are terrible at making intelligent business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to cut costs, stop laying off low paying hard workers. And start getting rid of the high paying loafers who do NOTHING productive, EVER. (TG, TC, GF, to suggest a few).