Contiki Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated 18 Sep 2019

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5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendships with coworkers, one free lunch and after work drinks per month(in 6 reviews)

  • "Amazing company culture, incredible work-life balance, super fun place to work(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Cliques within management team, low pay, lack of career development, micromanaging style of leadership(in 7 reviews)

  • "Away from home a lot during peak season (but off-set with home a lot of low season so I had no real issues with it)(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fun but only if you are a favourite"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Reservations Agent in Bondi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contiki full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun place to work Good people your team leaders generally care alot about you Friday drinks

    Cons

    Kind of a high school vibe if you aren't a favorite you don't really matter Super low pay The rotating roster is inconvenient

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  2. "Only good on the surface"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Contiki full-time

    Pros

    -Fun team activities & parties (incredible Christmas party every year) -Great discounts but (obviously) only applicable on Travcorp products -Good benefits package -They try to hire from within as much as possible, even if the inside hire doesn't posess all the necessary qualifications.

    Cons

    -Poor incentive structure -Tone-deaf executives -Very low pay. Raises are rare. A lot of people struggle financially at the company and work overtime to try to make a few extra dollars -High turnover -Not many opportunities for promotions - mostly just lateral movements to support departments in The Travel Corporation

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  3. "Good fun, low pay"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contiki full-time

    Pros

    Great people Fun environment Good if you love travel

    Cons

    Very low pay, especially for London

  4. "Reservations Agent"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Reservations Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contiki full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people that you work with are all amazing.

    Cons

    -Schedule is all over the place and no consistency - Low pay and commission - No raises -No room for growth (if you do move up the pay isn't much more) - Very micro-managed -Everything that you do is being timed and if you aren't fast enough you'll be asked what is taking you so long - Tons of issues that are simple to fix to make employees more efficient are ignored - Reservations is the only phone number for people to call, so you will deal with every issue that people have such as, website issues, travel agent site issues, passengers on trip issues, etc. (you'll provide them the information for the best team to reach out to but they won't receive a response for several weeks or at all) -You can never provide a solution for them (you're just the middle man who has to get the answer from a different team 3 days after the customer called in) -Advertise that you will get a free trip after one year of service, but you don't and if you're lucky enough to eventually get one after a couple of years you must be there for 6 months minimum after you return.

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    "Reservations Agent"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Reserevations Agent in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contiki full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendships with coworkers, one free lunch and after work drinks per month.

    Cons

    Cliques within management team, low pay, lack of career development, micromanaging style of leadership

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  6. "Reservations, Sydney, Bondi Junction Office"

    3.0
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    Reservations Sales Agent in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contiki

    Pros

    Fun, drinks on Friday, free lunches

    Cons

    Low pay, Low discounts on tours. No career progression, Management does not really care about your career. Lots of people apply so you feel you can be replaced easily.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not Great"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contiki full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a fun, young company to work for. Work attire is causal.

    Cons

    Since it is a young environment, it can feel like high school with people aligning themselves in cliques. Also, they do not offer competitive salaries or benefits because they don't need to. With a relatively young workforce people tolerate the low pay in exchange for the youthful/casual environment. It's a good place to start your career but not somewhere to stay long term.

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