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What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?

How does Wyndham Vacation Ownership stack up against the competition?

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Jean in San Antonio, Texas

106 months ago

I am surprised that they have so far. Their company I believe has suspect selling practices with scripts and fake responses to lure people in and once the person signs on the dotted line they are done with you. NEXXXTTT!

I could not take it and quit! To remain profitable they hire a bunch of former used car salesmen and little more

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Jaydee in Orlando, Florida

104 months ago

Jean in San Antonio, Texas said: I am surprised that they have so far. Their company I believe has suspect selling practices with scripts and fake responses to lure people in and once the person signs on the dotted line they are done with you. NEXXXTTT!

I could not take it and quit! To remain profitable they hire a bunch of former used car salesmen and little more

Hmmm....I don't know any used car salesmen at our resort, however, I do know of at least 2 or 3 people with teaching degrees, several in management, one in nursing, one that was a pro football player.... and all are here because they make better money here than with their degrees. It is not the job for some people. Contrary to popular belief, it is not high pressure sales nor does the company condone lying.
Some people are extremely successful and some people just aren't cut out to do the job. A lot depends on your personality and whether or not you are going to be able to click with the people and make them see the benefits of this product and how it can enhance their life. For the most part, the product sells itself, you just have to lead the people to draw the conclusion that this is the best way to invest their money.

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dlee in orlando, Florida

92 months ago

Seems layoffs is the answer. Saw an article on wftv news about 200 layoffs (or terminations) in Orlando. Wednesday staff was escorted out of the building. It will be interesting to see the job postings on sites in the next weeks.

How the company stacks up. they are the biggest pure timeshare, customer service is big, and they have strived for years on ethical sales principles - and have succeeded for the most part.

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boatrocker in Springfield, Missouri

90 months ago

Jean in San Antonio, Texas said: I am surprised that they have so far. Their company I believe has suspect selling practices with scripts and fake responses to lure people in and once the person signs on the dotted line they are done with you. NEXXXTTT!

I could not take it and quit! To remain profitable they hire a bunch of former used car salesmen and little more

It sounds like someone is a Bitter Betty. I am personally making more money and working less hours at Wyndham than I made anywhere else, and I always have earned over 30 grand since 1986. Every call is monitored for strict quality assurance, which means that lies and falsehoods are NOT tolerated whatsoever. It's too bad you couldn't have stuck it out; you would have discovered exactly how much money you could make by sending people on awesome vacations. I, mean, what is better than getting paid great money for making people happy by setting them up on a wonderful vacation for a huge discount? It just doesn't get any better than Wyndham!

Hey, by the way, thanks for quitting; I was probably hired as a result. ;)

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james575 in Pembroke Pines, Florida

90 months ago

I worked for Wyndham 4 years. I was laid off on October 15th. I harbor no ill feelings however any current employees that are current and have a warm cozy feeling I would like to share a few facts.On Monday morning we had a team meeting were we were assured no positions would be eliminated, on Wednesday I was called into HR and given a exit package, basically my vacation hours and 2 weeks pay. My manager wasn't even aware of the termination and I was in good standing on my team. That was the day they let go of 200 employees. There was no rhyme or reason to how they made there decisions. Some folks had 6 months some had 16 years. They must of just drew names out of a hat!
Here is the latest (I still keep in touch with friends that work there)This is one paragraph from an e-mail sent yesterday from Franz

"Unfortunately, right-sizing our business to correspond with a considerably reduced level of sales will also require a significant reduction in our workforce affecting approximately 4,000 employees. As with our previous actions in October, these reductions will occur in virtually every area of our business and impact personnel at all levels. In addition to further site closures and the elimination of numerous marketing programs and functions, significant reductions will also occur among our corporate support staff as we narrow the focus of our operations and support a smaller overall organization."

Wyndham is a good company but it has to protect its interests, I don't agree with the methods they are using to let people, I believe last in first out. Employees that have gone in day after day, year after years should be given some consideration.I think if you work there now I would be brushing up on my interview skills and polishing that resume. They will be be making some dramatic cuts soon.
Thank You

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Steve in Little River, South Carolina

37 months ago

I worked for Wyndham. If you are not a good "con" artist or liar, don't work there. It was the most humiliating and dehumanizing experience I've had in my life. When I was laid off, they appealed my unemployment which was more than I made. They have done this to several people I know. This is a horrible company to work for, but if you need the insurance, work there until you find something else.

I would wish this place on my worst enemy...

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Steve in Little River, South Carolina

37 months ago

Excuse me, you have to be a con artist or liar to work there. The company lures people in and then dumps them. They laugh at people who buy and basically keep you for hours until you're emotionally exhausted. Don't get sucked in. Don't take the tours and don't work there unless you are a subhuman.

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