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TUI Travel Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
52 Reviews

3.3
52 Reviews
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TUI Travel CEO Peter Long
Peter Long
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Being able to move around the world to different locations is fantastic (in 3 reviews)

  • international working environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Brands and different companies under main holding company tended to be convoluted (in 4 reviews)

  • Firstly location (Luton - need I say more) (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good, but not great. Competitive benefits but offices are uninspiring and little culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gatwick, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gatwick, England

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary, generally good atmosphere in office, nice people to work with, great internal communications.

    Working hours are great.

    Working for TUI Travel is working for a market leader

    Cons

    Hierarchical system means it is very difficult to get things done. Location of offices isn't great. Very political environment. Salary reviews are rubbish. Little company culture or social life due to location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal sign off is a nightmare and slows down the rate of movement across the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bullies

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    All positives were completely and utterly crushed......

    Cons

    Line managers bully their staff as they too are bullied. So you cannot approach anyone for help to prevent this as those above rule in a similar way.
    Targets reached so they find something else to shout about. Humiliating, upsetting, destroying, disaster of an experience.
    I quit a good job to join Tui and feel gutted I was duped from day one. False promises of what's on the horizon.
    Absolutely NO employee care whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you wish to keep staff and save on training costs. Treat them as human beings. Value their work, educate if they fail. Praise often..

  3.  

    Good company name, but lost their way in world of Retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    opportunities are with this company to progress, and as a company Tui are vibrant and focussed for todays world, they are leading the way in travel with excellent Hotels and service.

    Cons

    The Retail enviroment is wrapped up with lots of pressure on staff. leaving them feeling exhausted , largely due to many years of cutting down staff in retail due to todays demanding world of profit, making our staff in retail feeling lots of pressure to meet company standards and left feeling under valued .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the core of the business, keeping them valued is making their job more enjoyable, Im afraid to say that as a company so big their only focus is the big numbers and their is no concern for base level yet all contributing to the same company in some form or another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor Company to work for!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive

    Pros

    I'm not quite sure the pros of the marketing department. However, travel industry in general is interesting.

    Cons

    -Firstly location (Luton - need I say more)?
    -In the interview they talked highly of the last minute, (heavily) discounted holidays, only to find out they're impossible to get
    -Management was lacking in leadership skills, developing the employees and delegating tasks
    -the food was average
    -not very creative in terms of testing new ideas
    -VERY unfriendly/cliquey department. If you've not been friends with the team for years or you don't live near them then any type of social conversation is out of the picture
    -VERY high turnover rate for marketing executives...this is down to the poor management styles and leadership. They don't care to help progressing and growing their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Empowering the Individuals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Business Partner  in  Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Business Partner in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England

    Pros

    Market leader, Working with all kind of characters at office and across the borders, get to see the world

    Cons

    not enough perks like other travel companies offer their staff, which can be understandable by amount of staff TUI travel have in compare to others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the meaning of Flexi hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganised, Under Paid, High Pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Advisor
    Former Employee - Recruitment Advisor

    Pros

    Cheap Holidays (if you can get them)

    Cons

    High Pressure and Under Paid, temp contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Organisation with regards to job positions, offer more money for the work being done - ensure staff are on permanent contracts rather than temporary contracts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England

    Pros

    - Very good staff
    - Solid expertise and understanding of the industry

    Cons

    - Poor salary
    - Poor benefits
    - Lack of internal promotions
    - Incredibly erratic and knee jerk reaction to almost everything
    - Constant reshuffle of upper management
    - Massive blame game culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary, reward staff for hard work, be more measured in how you react when things aren't going well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    THE BEST TRAVEL INDUSTRY EMPLOYER

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Travel Adviser  in  Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
    Former Employee - Travel Adviser in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Fantastic product
    Easy to use system
    Great training program
    Beautiful destinations
    Good staff offers
    Easy working environment
    Amazing team and manager

    Cons

    Mystery shoppers are probably one of the hardest things to deal with as they really stress you out and you feel unnatural serving when knowing they are going to come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training was great when I started and my team were fabulous. An education wouldn't go a miss as I know it really improves product knowledge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very effcient, very corporate, a company that seems to care about employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Exe  in  Luton, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Exe in Luton, East of England, England

    Pros

    Efficient structure,
    Entertainment in head office
    Visionary

    Cons

    Pay
    personal growth
    company culture is ageing, not as suitable for younger 'go employees'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more opportunities needed for growth in that it's quite difficult to progress, so opportunities are more likely else where

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cares far more about its shareholders than its staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Brighton, England

    Pros

    Some very talented and likeable individuals whom I've learnt a great deal from and become great friends with.

    Amazing quality and breadth of travel products across the portfolio. If you can imagine it, TUI probably offers it.

    Good pay

    Cons

    An ageing and very archaic hierarchy with lots of office politics and a large blame culture. Slow to adopt new technology and processes across the entirety of the group. Thomson and First Choice get the big bucks and opportunities thrown at them for good TUI PR, whilst many of the other brands are antiquated and have a lot to catch up on.

    Synergy and Communication - Terrible internal communication across the group resulting in disconnected activity and duplicated efforts, resulting in huge unnecessary costs. The structure of 'growth via acquisition' where each brand is managed individually means many brands were formally competitors and this results in unhealthy internal competition where brands don't like sharing their results and strategies across the group.
    Even down to things such as inductions, you receive no welcome pack or formal welcome. You're just left to your own devices to try and find what you might need on the least user-friendly intranet. There's also no up to date global contacts directory so you have to track colleagues down via your own means.

    Group benefits - There was outcry why Thomas Cook slashed their benefits but they're still better than TUI's, unless you work for an individual brand. I went on one Thomson flight and didn't go on a single TUI holiday during my 3 years at TUI as it was cheaper to shop with competitors, even as a staff member.

    Career progression - I hit the glass ceiling within my first roll there and it seems to be more of a case of 'who you know' than 'what you know' when it comes to promotions with a definite 'boys' club' culture. It's very cut throat and those I've seen progress within the head office functions aren't afraid to trample over others to get to where they want to be.

    Members of corporate and head office functions have less sense of belonging than those working for one of the brands where staff morale is much higher.

    Very poor work / life balance and office environment - very little in the way of team building exercises, staff entertainment and functions. For example we had to arrange our own Christmas parties within our team and weren't invited to other nearby Christmas parties within the group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more efforts on the needs of your customers and employees than the London Stock Exchange.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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