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Anaheim, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1962
Company - Private
Travel Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Part of the Travel Corporation’s award-winning family of brands, Contiki celebrate being young, spirited and curious.

Our travellers explore amazing destinations including, World Heritage sites, cultural landmarks and remotely exotic scenery ... Read more

Mission: We’re firm believers that life’s greatest experiences are made better by the people you share them with. That’s why Contiki invented group travel for young people in 1962 and we’ve spent the past 53 years perfecting it.

Contiki Reviews

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    Former Employee - Administration Officer in London, England
    Former Employee - Administration Officer in London, England

    I worked at Contiki full-time

    Pros

    Great team and workplace culture

    Cons

    Office location . . .

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Contiki Photos

Contiki photo of: Make every moment count.
Contiki photo of: Be part of the story.
Contiki photo of: We are young.
Contiki photo of: Life's an adventure.
Contiki photo of: We're about people.
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Contiki Interviews

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    Trip Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Contiki (London, England) in November 2019.

    Interview

    This is massively disappointing to write as I have always had such respect for Contiki, but the personal interview was unlike any interview I have had and needs to be spoken about. Bumping into other applicants leaving the personal interview, they looked frazzled and worried and warned me that it was "awful" and "intense" and they were visibly upset. The no-smiles, condescending attitude of the supervisor, Chloe, and her colleague (who barely spoke, only to hold a scolding look throughout the interview) was a series of patronising remarks to the rating of my presentation, how I did in the European history quiz and hypothetical situations. There was no effort to sell the company as an exciting place to work and was a terrible way of getting to know my capabilities as a Trip Manager, but rather a classic demonstration of bad management and no understanding of HR/interviewing protocols. It was an awful demonstration of what the work culture must be like and the company as a whole. I have traveled with Contiki in the past and had the most incredible time so this was a massive shock and disappointment. Contiki needs to review its approach as this interview experience was unprofessional in its way of treating a potential employee. This will result in driving those people, likely loyal customers, away from further business. I will no longer be suggesting friends for Contiki holidays who have since bought trips from my previous recommendations.

    Whole process: Submitting CV online, one-way interview answering questions via video, group interview where you have to present a 3 min speech on a topic given to you, and then a personal interview (if chosen after group interview).

    Interview Questions

    • What would you rate your presentation out of 10?   1 Answer
    • Who was the worst speaker and why?   1 Answer
    • Hypothetical Trip Manager situations   1 Answer
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Contiki Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Social Media App or Technology, SMITTY, 2013
  • Best Use of Social/Mobile Media, British Youth Travel, 2014
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