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Great Company to Work For!
Former Travel Pro (Former Employee) –  Home BasedJune 29, 2018
First, I was a top producer during the time I worked there and was promoted from a CCR to a Travel Pro within a year. Just about everyone in my training class stayed in the top ten percent. There is room for advancement if you deserve and work for it. Second, I think it is unfair for the people who are saying you have to pay for the equipment but leave out the part about when you leave the company and return their equipment, you get your money back. It is stated on the website and in the employment paperwork. When I transitioned from the employee side to an Independent Contractor I turned in my computer and received my money back right away. By the way, the money is taken out of your training paychecks. So it is spread out rather than all at once.

Third, before you get on the floor you know what is required of you. They tell you over and over during training the call volume is going to be high (remember the term "WAVE SEASON"), so the people acting as though they were not aware are not being truthful. And if you didn't produce, you're not going to get a better schedule than someone who does. This is a sales job whether you're a CCR or Travel Pro. If you're not producing the numbers, up your sales skills, learn more about your products, and learn how to close.
Pros
Benefits, great people to work with, bonuses, overtime
Cons
Sometimes the call volume was EXTREMELY high!
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Travel Pro (Current Employee) –  VirtialJune 25, 2018
Work your Tail
off and even during wave season you will rarely hit high enough sales to bonus past your 12.00 an hour.

You'll pay for the phone and internet plus 500.00 for the computer equipment.

Other agents steal your bookings.

Interior cabin bookings costing 1500-2000 you'll make about 9.50 on.

You'd need to book suites all day, everyday, those pay about 65-90 dollars. But that's rare.
If you add travel insurance you better get it on all bookings. If you fall below a 35% take rate you'll lose every single dime you earned. The company will take all of the profits.

Management are all drinking the koolaid. If you figure out a way to beat the system, you'll still work 50-60 hours and make 3k a month.

People who stay are lazy, uneducated, cannot deal with real corporate America, are content with working hard to never get ahead. The training is pathetic and lacks key components you'll stumble around and learn the hard way.

The customers, 90% are cheap, booking the cheapest vacations and complain, lie, need to have calls pulled way too often. You'll get your measly commission docked so they can save their customer.

You are not a travel agent, you're an order taker. No more, no less.

The attrition rate is extremely high.

Just don't, unless you're desperate. I was... Until I had a better opportunity.
Pros
None
Cons
Plenty
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Very difficult to stay motivated
Travel Agent (Former Employee) –  Macon, GAJune 19, 2018
This job was great in the beginning, but after you have been there for a while, customers begin to cancel their vacations, so you come into work and make alot of money only to have it taken away due to cancellations. The agent should be better protected to be able to stay motivated. The way this works is sometimes hard to stomach when you are a sales driven person.
Pros
great support team and team leaders
Cons
sales get taken back, sometimes long hours
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WTH is an amazing company to work for
Remote - Travel Professional Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJune 18, 2018
I love this company for so many different reasons. Management actually cares about their employees, they work with their employees to make sure needs are met and schedules are doable. There's a lot of room to grow here.
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Productive and Fast-Paced Environment
Travel Professional (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, MAJune 6, 2018
your typical day at work is booking cruises, very fast paced and it is a very competitive position. Have to book to see your money. you receive a base pay plus your commission for the bookings made.
Pros
1 hour lunch
Cons
Competitive
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Compensation did not protect agent salary vs. level of service
Group Account Executive (Former Employee) –  VirtualMay 24, 2018
very demanding position. Marketing is excellent as well as support team, but not enough support for group sales agents to achieve aggressive sales goals and still offer group members quality service. After first year compensation drops to minimum wage for group account executive or commissions which ever is higher. unless a large volume of sales is closed out each month expect to receive minimum wage while continuing to service a high volume of sales.
Pros
Exciting industry, great team, high volume of quality sales leads
Cons
not a fair compensation after the 1st year
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Good Company
Travel Consultant (Current Employee) –  Leesburg, FLMay 10, 2018
Good work from home position, I would hope for a little bit better compensation plan as they don't pay as much as they could and have very little flexability in the booking process
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The Culture
SUPPORT COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Pompano Beach, FLMay 8, 2018
Great place to work for. The owners are accessible, present, fun and genuinely care about their employees. Most of the employees there have been with the company 15+ years. That should tell you something about the environment.
Pros
Relaxed, no dress attire, fun
Cons
Management
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Very good training is let down by Team leads with too many consultants and a desire to not rock company boat
Cruise Specialist (Former Employee) –  Home BasedApril 17, 2018
Very good recruitment and training. Let down by on the job Team lead with too many agents. No followup when asked to look into something or to help. Had to rely a lot on the help desk staff who were fantastic.
Management rave about company and fellow staff but rather than look into a question, complaint or suggestion there was a definite feel of hierarchy and no follow up. If you are an experienced agent you cant come in and start selling all over the world you must start on Caribbean only. No leeway given for a new consultants previous experience even from another industry.

I felt there was a definite click between team lead and management. Personal information given to one party was passed onto another to answer.

You cannot clock in more than 6 mins before start time yet with lots of new deals daily etc you have to be on the phones immediately or time docked. Didnt know why I kept getting warning emails when I was always ontime.
Then if you are working on a booking after your due time to finish you must email with explanation or time docked again.
This became very frustrating.

Good potential if you "play the game"
You can earn much better commissions on bigger bookings but not in your first 6 months thats for sure.
Pros
Home based, good training, reasonable equipment, good IT support
Cons
Team Leads have to many new recruits, no followup, learnt from helpdesk not from Team lead. Rotating hours every 4 months based on performance.
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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Spotsylvania, VAApril 3, 2018
Busy, fast pace, long days, good management, benefits provided, customers can get rude,have too be good sales person, have to have good customer service skills
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Terrible place to work
Travel Agent-Work from Home (Former Employee) –  Plattsburgh, NYMarch 29, 2018
Very stressful, confusing and fast paced. Hours available are terrible. Pay is ok but not for the amount of work you put in. The online virtual way of contacting your supervisor, boss etc is annoying. The training is paid but way too much in a very short amount of time.
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fun place to work
I also assist agents (Current Employee) –  FloridaMarch 22, 2018
it is a great place to work, everyone is friendly and kind. i worked from home for 7 of the 8 years there. I also enjoyed the atmosphere at the office when I was there. they have an open door policy the bosses were all very nice.
Pros
work from home
Cons
miss the office
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Family is what you are
Take sales (Current Employee) –  virtualMarch 22, 2018
In all my life I have never worked for a company that cared about it employees, and the potential to grow, the training is exceptionable, always willing to help.
Pros
You can make as much as you like
Cons
the weather
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Cut throat sales jobs and bad hours
Travel Consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 7, 2018
Your sales get taken all the time. No work life balance. Expect to work every holiday and very long hours. Never a weekend off. Not worth the stress. Low pay and costly benefits.
Pros
Work at home
Cons
Low pay, hours, cut throat sales environment
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Travel Industry
Customer Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Virtual EmployeeFebruary 20, 2018
North Americas largest travel supplier. Fast paced fun career, inbound calls to our agents booking vacations that make memories. Supportive company where you do not feel like a number your a valued asset to the company.
Pros
Work from home
Cons
none
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Word holding travel was a fun place to work.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  At homeFebruary 11, 2018
World Travel holdings was a fun place to work with lots of room for advancement. However the pay rate was not the best, and move up took longer then anyplace O knew at that time.
Pros
Full benifits, employee discount
Cons
not enough money
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6 Week training stressful - not enough help
Customer Care Travel Agent (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJanuary 21, 2018
This company expected you to provide and pay (monthly), for a separate phone line to benefit their company. Expected you to understand why $500.00 was taken out of your paycheck for their computer and telephone headset. Pay is terrible - Stressful - and, not a pleasant environment.
Pros
none
Cons
Stressful, along with added pressure on performance - no room for error
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Comment – April 9, 2018

This post is very helpful. Every month the work-from-home employee has to pay for the high-speed internet and phone service? This doesn't sound like a very ethical company.

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Work No stable
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJanuary 18, 2018
No very much help when needed and the overall evaluation per week was not enough information to help you along. Pretty slow at night so there is not much managers to report issues too.
Pros
Hours are provided
Cons
Not enough support
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Excellent
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Boynton Beach, FLJanuary 16, 2018
Excellent company very competitive...great benefits stressful forever changing somewhat progressive I have nothing else to say regarding this company
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Working from home is the only benefit
Full Service Customer Care Agent (Current Employee) –  Home BasedJanuary 8, 2018
The pre-hire conversations were completely different from what I actually experienced working here. There is very little opportunity for advancement, no respect for your time or family/personal obligations, and pay is horrible. Many customer service positions are paying $3-$8 more per hour, with significantly better benefits and schedules. More and more companies are offering the ability to work from home as well, but with more reasonable pay and benefits.
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