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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.  

    Creatively crushing

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

    Pros

    There seems to be some good recruitment where talented individuals are hired who bring knowledge, big ideas and are always a good laugh. Industry as a whole is interesting and there's a lot of potential to experiment with new ideas and technology.

    Cons

    Old school view of how a company should run. Minimal acceptance for anything new.
    Too many 'no' people.
    People always want something new and exciting yet seem terrified of doing anything different when it comes down to it. "Doing the same thing over and over yet expecting different results".
    Most ideas are trampled on.
    Always 'something' better on the horizon to appease concerns but concerns are never quite addressed.
    Little development, education or training. Minimal investment in staff.
    High turn-over of staff - Quickly lose those talented individuals.
    Politics get in the way of everything, you just can't get anything done without every level having their input (sometimes felt like people would say something for the sake of it).
    Blame culture.
    Little time given to do a good job before something else needs to be done yesterday.
    A very top heavy structure with little support for those towards the bottom.
    Seems to be lots of talk but no action. Resulting in another meeting.
    Quite often low moral.
    Ideas/Strategy seems to change as it comes down the chain of command which is confusing. Being told one thing my the most senior staff but direct management are relaying something different - occasionally the opposite?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust those talented people you have hired to do their specialist job. Things might actually pick up if you allow people to exercise the ideas they have from time to time. Respect the fact that new ideas might fail but if something is learnt then it has been a success - allow the staff to know its ok to fail. Visibility of a sound strategy would be helpful. Invest in your staff. Invest in the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company and travel

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

    Pros

    Meet new people, travel, fun, good team

    Cons

    Selling excursions, and guiding some excursions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Depends what you are looking for

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

    Pros

    great work life balance
    healthy working environment & good people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconsider the pay if you dont want to lose company's best people

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Kingston upon Thames, England
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Kingston upon Thames, England

    Pros

    Good people to work beside

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Luton, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Luton, East of England, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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

    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.

    Cons

    There 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    Pros

    the 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Inspire 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Tui Travel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Luton, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, East of England, England

    Pros

    Spacious and modern working environment.

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    Performance manage your teams

    No opinion of CEO

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