INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CONSULTANT- ASSISTANT MANAGER (Current Employee) – London, ON – 14 November 2018
I enjoy working for flight centre. I feel supported, challenged and have learnt a lot while being employed by the company. There is lots of opportunity for growth and they encourage and fun and active life style.
Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 8 January 2019
If you live at home or don't have to pay rent and choose drinking/socializing over making any sort of decent income then this is the job for you. If not.. look elsewhere
CONS: - VERY low base salary (think poverty line - they 100% lie to you in the interview about your expected earnings) - Unless you're in a busy store good luck hitting target every month - **MANDATORY** UNPAID "Buzz Nights" (aka drinking with your co-workers, if you have a family and don't like to party then you're treated like an outcast) - Very "Cult" like atmosphere - Living in Vancouver where average rent is $1500+ but you're lucky to clear $1800/month. Have fun with that - So many people I knew went into DEBT working here.
PROS: - Flexible shifts & travel opportunities (But if you're making no money, good luck paying for your trips)
Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 August 2018
Just a terrible company to work for: 1. Minimal pay, no benefits 2. 0 Life - Work balance, all employees are expected to work 10-12 days without any compensation 3. Cult like culture, employees are preassured to drink alcohol and attend monthly "buzz nights" after work 4. No respect or support from senior management 5. Employees are forced to "rip off" clients and those who do it well are celebrated.
International Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Lower Mainland, BC – 28 July 2018
As agents we work endless overtime with no compensation, are expected to be treated terribly by clients without support. There is no such thing as work life balance here. *mandatory* buzz nights and work functions are not paid for (you don't get paid for being forced to be there) and is a giant sh**show. There is absolutely nobody to have your back unless you're willing to kiss their butts first.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Georgetown, ON – 13 August 2018
Workplace Culture - Open, friendly and fun Typical day - Booking, planning, customer service Learned - Travel and systems Management - Good Hardest - Rude customers and schedule changes (the uncontrollable) Enjoyable - The people and the information learned on travel and FAM Trips
Fam Trips, Leiu time incentives, fun culture, company bonds with each other
No Over-Time pay, Low salary, Internet is easy competition
Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – British Columbia – 15 October 2018
Extra bonuses and rewards are very conditional. Depending on who you work with, it can be fun. It can also be very stressful. It is not really clear when you start that your salary HIGHLY depends on commission/your personal sales.
Corporate Travel Agent (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 18 July 2018
Not fairly compensated, no raise in salary in over 13 years working there. Expected to work overtime without compensation frequently. Even after hitting very difficult sales targets and incentives, the reward and compensation was never enough to justify the amount of work and stress.
Travel Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 29 April 2018
Awesome Travel Perks Retail jobs are uncapped commission Fun atmosphere when in Retail Dynamic Great people Base salary is low in retail especially for the amount of hours you put in Decent benefits RRSP matching
Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 July 2018
Expect to give up your life. This company cares nothing about the employee and more about the bottom line. Be prepared to work extra time and to be the after hours emergency agent at least one week a month. The culture is to work hard and party harder. If you do not attend the mandatory social "buzz" nights, it is frowned upon and you are then excluded from other outside of work activities. Basically if you want a life outside of partying and drinking, you are essentially an outcast.
Travel Agent (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 1 October 2018
Loved it there but had to leave because of financial and living circumstances....I would definitely go back. Management in corporate were great but store management were not as seasoned and could have used more experience and training I thought but overall they were pretty good
lots of travel opportunities
pay could have been better but again you are in charge of your own earnings
Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 November 2018
This is the type of job you do take home with you. Hours can be extensive, and pay is not always worth the amount of stress you must carry in and out of the office every day as it is below minimum wage to start. Perks can be nice, though very limited when working in unsupported work environment.
Travel Consultant/Account Manager (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 20 March 2018
Great job if you are fresh out of school with little experience. Fast-paced retail work environment with opportunities for advancement. Management varies from store to store and results vary as well of course. Hardest part of the job is the long hours and the most enjoyable would be the social gatherings.
International Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 July 2018
its a pyramid scheme you cant even see with false promises that the men at the top were in your shoes at one point. just kidding they are all well educated and are 1/1000000 people. burn out rate is ridiculous
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
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