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FCM Travel Solutions Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2020

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3.8
78%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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FCM Travel Solutions Global Leader Marcus Eklund
Marcus Eklund
12 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "low salary growth and heavy work load(in 3 reviews)

  • "No growth, No visibility of good work to superiors, no increament,(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "GOOD COMISSION STRUCTURE"

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    Current Employee - Travel Consultant in Cheadle, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCM Travel Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Management Great team environment

    Cons

    top management a bit clicky and if your face fits you will be okay

    Advice to Management

    less clickiness

    FCM Travel Solutions2019-10-03
  2. "Great Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCM Travel Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Amazing management and solid structure. Great opportunity to grow and progress.

    Cons

    The salary is below market value

    FCM Travel Solutions2018-12-03
  3. "Worst company I ever worked at. Fired me after I made them aware the job was causing me RSI."

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Administrator in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCM Travel Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There was no pros to the job.

    Cons

    Cold Environment Mind Numbing Work RSI Inducing Equipment & Workload Shady Practices

    Advice to Management

    When an employee informs you of RSI, ensure you follow the law.

    FCM Travel Solutions2018-08-15
  4. "Good and Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at FCM Travel Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with and interesting work

    Cons

    Unfair commission structure - not based on effort

    FCM Travel Solutions2018-01-15
  5. "Sales and marketing Exec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCM Travel Solutions part-time

    Pros

    Positive, motivating work environment

    Cons

    Long pipeline and sales cycle. Can be repetitive work without fruition

    FCM Travel Solutions2017-11-19
  6. "close but no cigar"

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    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FCM Travel Solutions

    Pros

    nice office - nice people

    Cons

    low salary - crap technology

    Advice to Management

    sort out the systems

    FCM Travel Solutions2016-01-11
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Probably the worst place I have ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Designer - Team Leader in New Malden, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FCM Travel Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team culture and egalitarianism are the core values of Flight Centre and which for the most part were not just statements but actual working practice in the company. Theoretically, the lowest level employee was on the same level as their boss, or any boss in Flight Centre, and could speak to them if they needed too. Catchups with 'Team Leaders' were regular and monthly pay were based on performance of the individual, team and organisation so everything you did counted towards your own remuneration.

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    Cons

    Best described as soul-destroying. Despite being the Senior and Team Leader, I was a cog in a wheel. My manager, despite having no qualifications or experience in web site related disciplines ie UI design, user experience etc. dictated to me and my team aka experienced professionals, on how to run both; and in a decidedly condescending way. The type of condescension, delivered daily, that was so subtle that it could only be delivered by a) a cunning expert with an axe to grind, b) by someone so awful at being a human being or c) someone so inept in a leadership role as to be wholly disruptive and counter productive to the wider team. Either way, Flight Centre seemed to be filled with these characters at various levels. The wider management in the UK 'marketing' department was a boys club. Real career development didn't happen and nor did salaries reflect the wider market. Set pay bands well below industry standard were non-negotiable. When I requested a pay review on my recent 'promotion' (promotion consisted of doing exactly the same role I had been doing for two years, but with the added bonus of filling in paper work to satisfy the bureaucracy of the company) I was met with a query to to prove salaries for similar roles were at the rate I was asking for. I produced proof of 8 similar roles (screenshots of job ads) within a day. This was met with delay tactics such as "we'll get back to you" and general avoidance. It culminated with me resigning my role 2 weeks later on the basis of their response and inaction and ultimate denial of my more than reasonable request. Further still, I walked out on them 75% of the way through my 2 month notice period after, as usual, they dragged their feet and failed to negotiate on my exit and hand over period and I wasn't prepared to keep my new employers waiting for 2 months. Their negotiation technique was to stone wall and avoid and generally to not negotiate. I left for a better role, in a better company, in a better location, all with a 28% payrise. And that payrise was just bringing me up to industry standard salaries for my experience level at the time. These reasons are why I left Flight Centre UK and why I couldn't recommend the company to anyone.

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    FCM Travel Solutions2014-12-23
  8. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FCM Travel Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Scope for learning, independence, supportive environment

    Cons

    Increment rate is low, delayed chances of promotion

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as such

    FCM Travel Solutions2020-01-23
  9. "A place where the sales pressure can not feel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCM Travel Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic organization who values and recognise the work you did

    Cons

    Could not find as of now

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    FCM Travel Solutions2019-12-22
  10. "It’s good working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCM Travel Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Timing issues related to working hours

    Cons

    Management don’t understand the problem of employees

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand employee views as well

    FCM Travel Solutions2020-01-04
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