High stress, high reward workplace. Fun work place, high energy
International Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 13 February 2013
Working in a mall, the hours varied. I definitely learned to be more organized and to keeps notes on everything (a paper trail is your best friend in certain instances). Management was amazing, I never made it to that role, but I was up for consideration for two positions. My co-workers were my family and are still great supportive friends. There were weeks (a lot of them) where I saw them for more hours then my own family. Which brings me to the hardest part, work/life balance. No matter how hard your tried it never worked. The most enjoyable part of the job, was the company in a whole. Amazing company to work for.
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 12 April 2017
very pleasant to work for nice environment agent are very knowledeagble best place very nice people the place was very clean and the staff were very kind this is a very noce plca to work and travelaround the world the best place
International Travel Consultant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 November 2016
This place is an amazing place to work if you want to love what you do but don't see the pay behind it. It's a very fun environment with really awesome people but the upper management, who say they are a complete open door, have a lack of respect for the front line staff and are actually difficult to talk to.
conferences out of country, travel benefits
long hours, little pay, and a steep learning curve
Great company, great benefits, needs better balance
Travel Consultant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 October 2016
Flight Centre overall is a great company to work for, but you need to put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make it work for you. Salary is low, the potential to earn lots is there but you need to work for it.
TEAM LEADER (Current Employee) – VANCOUVER, CANADA – 27 September 2016
I have been with the company 11 years, and love every minute of it! They have empowered me to be a part of every aspect of the business, encouraged me to travel the globe, and has filled my life with extraordinary people!
The opportunities are endless, and are based on your qualifications, work ethic and enthusiasm. This company appreciates, rewards and supports their employees, in a way I have never seen before.
I consider myself lucky to be part of this organization, whom I now consider my family!
TRAVEL BENEFITS, AMAZING COMPANY CULTURE, RECOGNITION GALORE
Amazing company creating a great culture around its people and clients!
International Travel Consultant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 25 August 2016
My typical day consists of goal setting, customer service for clients, sales and helping clients plan their dream vacations! I have learned over the course of my time with this company how much I love being busy and wearing different hats within the business! From helping a client get home to see family they haven't seen in a long time, to creating a plan for someone's first trip ever! My co-workers that I have met along my journey are not just co-workers, they have become my family. The hardest part of my job is having someone have to go on a trip for unforeseen circumstances. The most enjoyable part of my job is creating people's travel dreams!
Was a very free spirit company with great bonuses and commissions, your job and co-workers became your family over a short time.
Flight Consultant (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 15 July 2016
A typical day at work was very laid back with a bit of competitiveness with in stores and surrounding areas, with wonderful bonuses and perks. If you love to travel this company is totally for you. Not only do you get to learn about the wonderful exciting world we live in but you get unlimited changes to travel it. Don't get me wrong at times it was hard to hit quotas but your co-workers and management always tired to help or assist in anything to help you hit your goals and/or quotas.
International Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 May 2016
I love the management as they really are fantastic. What I don't like is the policies and the lack of reward for employees who have been employed with the company for a long period of time. I have never received a pay raise base on my performance.
Travel Sales Consultant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 March 2016
Great Company to work at. Monthly supplier dinners and parties so there is a lot of opportunity to learn in the company. Because you are looking for packages all day long it gives you lots of opportunity to find some great deals for yourself.
Free travel, lots of parties, great management and suppliers
I have been here for over two years. If you have friends and family to go home too. At this job you can say good bye to your life. You work over time, all the time and the pay is horrible. The people who love working here, do not have a life outside of work or real bills (mortgages) to pay for. You are asked to attend and participate in events outside of work hours and on your days off.
Most successful agents, work over 9 hours a day and work on their days off. Average you make is $27,000- $30,000 a year.
Being a travel agent is not as glamorous as it looks. Book online!!!
Vacation time and perks of some discounted travel
long hours, low pay, you get a small percentage of your commission, too many uneccssary responsibilities.
International Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Ontario – 13 June 2015
You sign a contract that states you can work up to 60 hours in a week with no overtime pay and no lieu time. You have weekly meetings, monthly buzz nights with you area and monthly shop socials that are all mandatory. If you are looking for a career that will give you lots of perks for travel and you do not have anything tying you down then this would be a great career. If you do work here expect to work a minimum of 2-4 hours extra a week with no pay in addition to the mandatory meetings/socials.
Travel perks after 6 months
No overtime pay. Expectations outweigh the benefits
International Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Canada – 27 February 2015
Big expectations, time consuming, very little support, and the work environment is cult-like. The idea is that you work hard to play harder. A good job for people who are single, enjoy drinking and don't have children or loved ones who'll miss them while they work long hours.
The cons outweigh the pros.
Demanding. Zero work/life balance. Cliquey. Unsupportive. Stressful. Sedentary.