TUI Travel
3.4 of 5 34 reviews
www.tuitravelplc.com Crawley, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jan 07, 2014

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TUI Travel CEO Peter Long

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company and travel

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMeet new people, travel, fun, good team

ConsSelling excursions, and guiding some excursions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Depends what you are looking for

Purchaser (Current Employee)
Luton, East of England, England

I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat work life balance
healthy working environment & good people

Conscompensation
location (Luton or Crawley)
company seems to be in the need of more structure & organisation

Advice to Senior Managementreconsider the pay if you dont want to lose company's best people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fun for a while, but company far too big for its own good

Sales Executive (Current Employee)
Kingston upon Thames, England

I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood people to work beside

ConsLack of opportunity and driven but accountants.
You are just a number

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your staff!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mixed bag

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Luton, East of England, England

I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people, fun environment, outstanding travel benefits. Pay pretty good for travel industry and the brand is prestigious in the industry.

ConsLack of progression opportunities, particularly in between departments. Luton location rather sterile but they do their best to keep staff entertained despite being away from bright lights of London.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in people with dedicated training programmes and don't be short sighted and assume people want to stay in the same department for all their career

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Specialist Holidays Group, part of TUI Travel - Great career development opportunity but soul destroying in many ways.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHave been able to advance quickly in the company mainly due to constant mergers, restructures and 'synergy /streamlining'.

ConsA boys club. And you have to be darn good to get anywhere with out being invited into the club.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry keeping the great, experienced and driven people that make a difference and drive the company forward as opposed to the people that can talk the talk but do nothing of value.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The World of TUI is a great place to work and to get recognized for individual contributions.

ProgramDirector (Former Employee)
Crawley, Hampshire, South East England, England

I worked at TUI Travel as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros- Entrepreneurial organization with decentralized leadership;
- Senior management is professional, passionate, goal- and team oriented;
- Casual and informal work environment;
- TUI's strategy proves to hold up well whereas its competitors are struggling during the current economic crises.

ConsThere are no cons that I can think of, although I can imagine that not all TUI countries / 250 brands are created equal. I can say the having worked for TUI Group at the HQ in the UK was a great experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Slightly two tear. Make sure your at the main office.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Coventry, England

I have been working at TUI Travel

ProsGreat perks, nice people!
Free money to put towards the purchase of your summer holiday for all staff is a bonus.

ConsThere are offices in Luton and in Coventry. They might as well be different companies. Only apply for jobs in Luton.

Advice to Senior Managementopportunity is slow to develop, people tend to get a little stuck and leave. Ok if you are not in a rush!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Classic example of a big company that can't get out of its own way

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England

I have been working at TUI Travel

Prosthe travel industry overall is interesting and TUI is the market leader in Europe. Get to meet and work with interesting and colourful people from around the world.

ConsVery old school, hierarchy system. Hyper political environment that makes for many miserable days of dealing with utter nonsense. A classic case of working in a big corporate machine and feeling like a "number", rather than a person.

Advice to Senior ManagementInspire your team with a vision and truly empower and incent the people you have to make a real difference in the company. You'll be amazed at what they will accomplish.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Tui Travel

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Luton, East of England, England

I have been working at TUI Travel

ProsSpacious and modern working environment.

ConsA bemoth of a company too big to run efficiently. Waste is rife and governance and controls severly lacking for a FTSE100. Change takes forever and in many areas there is no apetite for it.

Advice to Senior ManagementPerformance manage your teams

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A complete overhaul of senior management+area managers to ensure fairness in the workplace .

Travel Adviser (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at TUI Travel

ProsOpportunities to work overseas and meet like minded colleagues and be part of a large organisation.

ConsPromotions overseas which are not advertised and "kept under wraps" are given to "friends", favouritism within the group, lack of information from management towards members of staff, general lack of "duty of care" towards staff wellbeing.

Advice to Senior ManagementRegularly ensure that senior resort staff are moved to other destinations to avoid complacency in the workplace. A better "vetting" process of senior management on a regular basis would not go amiss! A clampdown on managers and senior management expenses would be revealing!

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