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TUI Travel Reviews

Updated 10 October 2014
Updated 10 October 2014
58 Reviews
3.1
58 Reviews
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TUI Travel CEO Peter Long
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Review Highlights

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

  • healthy working environment & good people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management does not support or provide enough resources to allow employees to do a great job (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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

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

    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
  2.  

    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

    I worked at TUI Travel as a contractor (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.

    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
  3.  

    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

    I have been working at TUI Travel

    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
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    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

    I have been working at TUI Travel

    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
  6.  

    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

    I have been working at TUI Travel

    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
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Travel Adviser in London, England
    Current Employee - Travel Adviser in London, England

    I have been working at TUI Travel

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Promotions 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 ManagementAdvice

    Regularly 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!

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work.

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

    I worked at TUI Travel

    Pros

    Great corporate culture. I worked in the head office as a business analyst and everyone from the cleaners to high level management had a commitment to the company and its goals. People working together on the surprisingly complex task of delivering quality hoidays to people at affordable prices. Full of really nice looking people (regardless of your preferences) as well!

    Cons

    Whilst the corporate culture is great, the corporation as a whole was prone to fairly major and rapid mood swings. Things would seem to go from very positive to very negative dpending on individual news items and current world wide events. Admittedly I was there for the tsunami in which th company lost both clients and employees, however the reactive nature of the workplace went way beyond that understandble reactiuon to a shocking incident. Small news items would lead to big chnages in policy only to have them changed back again a few days later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A longer field of vision would lead to less corporate fire fighting.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Mahon (Spain)
    Current Employee - Advisor in Mahon (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Good prospects for year long work
    Explore the world
    Promotion opportunities
    Tax free subsistance
    Free accomodation
    Great colleagues
    Head office opportunities

    Cons

    Hr processes can take time, generally a number in regards to hr team but Region mamagers make up for this.
    Time away from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work but maybe look at employing more staff in hr / placements as they always seem to be stretched too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Had to leave as was not granted holiday for 18 months.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Holiday Advisor in Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Holiday Advisor in Playa del Carmen (Mexico)

    I worked at TUI Travel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location, training, availability of management, chance to learn different job skills and even another language.

    Cons

    I worked for 18 months with one day off a week, no weekend, no holidays and became completely exhausted- when I asked for a weeks unpaid leave it was not granted! Our manager said this was because we were not hitting target as a resort- no wonder-none of us had had a break!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe after I left the reps in Mexico were thereafter given holidays, please ensure this keeps happening!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very good experience overall but recent changes make it difficult to consider as a long-term career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resort Team Leader in Fethiye, Mugla (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Resort Team Leader in Fethiye, Mugla (Turkey)

    I worked at TUI Travel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get the feeling that you are an important part of the company, no matter what role you are in. Management make sure that you get recognised and rewarded for good work and there are always opportunities to progress in the company. There is a great lifestyle away from work and you get to see and experience some amazing places around the world, not to mention all of the people you will meet along the way.

    Cons

    The job can be quite demanding and in some resorts you can find yourself really stretched due to staff shortages. Some managers will get stuck in and help out with any task but others can be very distant and leave some team members neglected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that management are prepared to help out at lower levels when required.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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