Audley Travel Work Life Balance FAQ

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Audley Travel has a work life balance rating of 3.4.

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18 November 2019

What is working from home like at Audley Travel?

Pros

- lots of learning opportunities - easy to pick up new sales skills, as its a collaborative environment - great job for someone if you're entry level sales or recently out of college - great work environment (North End Boston, lots of great lunch options nearby) - nice office building - free exercise classes, lots of parties, very social environment - laid back atmosphere - great culture, lots of lovely people work here and everyone is very welcoming and kind

Cons

- long hours (I'm oftentimes at the office until 630pm or later) - it can be very stressful when clients have issues in-country that need to be resolved quickly. Not enough training given around how to manage client issues in-country - they are implementing remote workers but this is not open to all staff. You must be a senior specialist to work remote. The company is very rigid on this- its really frustrating working for a TRAVEL company and you can't even work remotely or from home. WTF. - low paying for a sales job in Boston. I sold a trip that was $14k profit for the company and made about $350 in commission. Once you start earning points and uplift you can make decent money, but I'm a year in and haven't earned a point yet and I'm not seeing the time and effort I put into this job reflected in my paycheck. - tons of micromanaging. Managers come by your desk multiple times a day "checking in to see if I can help with anything". Their intentions are good but I've had managers click through my task manager and talk AT me about what I should be doing. This happens on a daily basis- its like managers don't trust me to do my job and do it well. I'm hitting targets consistently and this is still happening. - the software we use is outdated and SLOW. A minor task such as printing an invoice can take ages to complete due to the incredible inefficiencies of the system. - no online payment system for clients so you get tons of calls with clients trying to pay for their trips

Advice to Management

-provide more training on how to deal with client issues in country. - hire talented people (you're already doing this) and don't micromanage them to death - stop wasting money on the tuck shop and bagel fridays. So much food gets waster each week. For a company that supposedly cares about sustainability, we throw away so much food. - Again, spending money on food for employees is a nice way to attract talent, but it won't RETAIN talent. Instead of spending money each week on bagels, use that money and give everyone a bonus. I would much prefer to have more money in my base salary each month than free bagels on Fridays. Those bagels ain't paying the rent!

its really frustrating working for a TRAVEL company and you can't even work remotely or from home.

18 November 2019

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26 December 2019

How is the work/life balance at Audley Travel?

Pros

Good perks Great teammates Good work life balance

Cons

High pressure sales Discrepancy between departments and opportunities for promotion Repetitive work

Good work life balance

26 December 2019

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5 January 2020

What is it like traveling for work at Audley Travel?

Pros

Great work Colleagues Regular familiarisation trips Social events and office environment Some good managers Pay is ok but you need to land the numbers to achieve, if you become a top performer the money can be very good

Cons

Demanding work load at times especially at the beginning of the year. IT systems hampers performance and adds to the work load, it takes time to master all the various systems you need to do your job The company feels it is taking a new direction, senior management is poor and there has been many changes over the past year. A new CEO or could be classified as the invisible man, three directors have left, most recently the HR Director has gone and she was the only person who has made any difference to the company over the past few years and the rumours are that she was pushed to bring in more TUI people The company should be renamed Ordinary travel and not Audley travel Not a good place to work anymore we were once a family now I feel we are on a wheel just to make the numbers for other peoples benefits

Advice to Management

Tell us what is happening and be honest about the direction of the company, explain why we are having so many TUI people coming into senior positions, what are the reasons

The company should be renamed Ordinary travel and not Audley travel

5 January 2020

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10 February 2021

What is overtime like at Audley Travel?

Pros

Great perks. Nice work environment. Good people.

Cons

Culture of working unpaid overtime. Lack of diversity in the workplace, which in fairness has been raised as an issue and I hope will improve.

Culture of working unpaid overtime.

10 February 2021

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20 March 2021

How are flexible working hours at Audley Travel?

Pros

working in an environment full of like minded people

Cons

little flexibility for staff needs

Advice to Management

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little flexibility for staff needs

20 March 2021

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