TUI Travel

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TUI Travel Reviews

Updated 22 November 2014
Updated 22 November 2014
62 Reviews
2.9
62 Reviews
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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.  

    Depends what you are looking for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchaser in Luton, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Purchaser in Luton, East of England, England

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

    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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Kingston upon Thames, England
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Kingston upon Thames, England

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

    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
  3.  

    Mixed bag

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    • 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

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

    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
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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  9.  

    Tui Travel

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    • 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
  10.  

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

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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