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G Adventures Reviews

Updated 5 Jul 2019

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Pros
  • "We have an incredible company culture and I truly enjoy coming to work every day(in 18 reviews)

  • "Amazing relationship with all coworkers around the world(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "EXTREMELY LOW PAY- do not expect to have much discretionary income whilst you work here(in 17 reviews)

  • "It also gets a bit tedious and boring to go for dinner with your passengers on the trip on most nights on long tours of 2-3 weeks(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best place I've worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    G offers a real sense of family and connectedness, much more than another corporate company. You feel part of the mission, your opinion is valued and there are fantastic opportunities for growth within the G world.

    Cons

    Wall flowers need not apply. The team at G Adventures are all very open, honest and connected, if you're someone who prefers to keep to yourself and not bond with your work colleagues then this isn't the best fit for you.

    G Adventures2018-07-03

    G Adventures Response

    October 19, 2018Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It makes us happy to hear G is the best place you've worked for!

  2. Helpful (2)

    "A LITTLE BIT TOO MUCH"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GCO Global Connection Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at G Adventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many nice Options to Travel the WORLD and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Extremely superficial, you need too be 100% G - your outside WORLD does not matter anymore. Kind of sect character. Low salary and everyone is a Little over the top.

    Advice to Management

    Really Cold Management, not professional

    G Adventures2018-12-18

    G Adventures Response

    December 20, 2018Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thanks for your review and your contribution during your time at G Adventures.

  3. "Operations Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at G Adventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fantastic staff perks - Engaging atmosphere - Up to date technology, systems & processes - Freedom of work/ life balance & working hours - Learn a lot about the tourism business & industry - Good training & development programs - Lots of opportunities to travel

    Cons

    - Depending on management, you may not have a good experience, you may experience favouritism or inability to grow in your current role. Some managers do not manage expectations very well, or do not address clear issues with team. Depends on your department & manager the experience you will have with the company. - Salary increase based on unrealistic goals, maximum 5% salary increase only possible max (but only...

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    G Adventures2018-09-19

    G Adventures Response

    September 26, 2018Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review as we appreciate all feedback!

  4. "Anonymous"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is not just a place of work, it's a place where you feel appreciated and you belong. I have been here 4 years and I can't think about working anywhere else. I feel valued and recognised and I had plenty of opportunity to grow and develop my skills. Work hard play hard mentality that can only bring great results.

    Cons

    It is an innovative company so things are changing all the times. It can happen to feel a bit lost with the constant changes.

    G Adventures2018-06-02

    G Adventures Response

    June 22, 2018Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. It's great to hear you feel appreciated and recognized!

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Honest review by current G-ployee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    've been working out of G Adventures' London office for a year and a half now - As I'm a current employee, I'll do my very best to give you an un-biased and honest opinion about the organisation I work for. I started off working in the sales department and after a year, a marketing role opened up - I applied for it and got it. I think this is a good representation of how much G cares about its employees and how its...

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    Cons

    - Being a global company, we have to accept the fact that we work in different time zones. This can slow your daily tasks down a lot depending on which department you work in. Toronto is 5 hours behind London for instances, when marketing needs something signed off by a department in our head office, we have to wait for them to wake up. - Wages: the company pays standard tourism/hospitality wages which is the only slightly...

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    G Adventures2018-05-25

    G Adventures Response

    May 30, 2018Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide an in-depth review of the company. We welcome all feedback and are glad to see when they are positive ones as this means we are on the right track!

  6. "Great People, Great Purpose, Great Perks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I find G Adventures to be a nurturing and safe works environment where I am valued and able to grow. I believe in the companies practices and ethics, allowing me to be in a positive frame of mind when at work. I am recognised for the hard work and coached to be better at what I do. Both a regional and global community feel - G Adventures really invests in this connectivity.

    Cons

    Transitioning from small business to a more corporate structure, tough for those who have been here from the start but better for the future of the business This company is great for those new to the industry and who are young and hungry to learn. The longevity of which people can stay however is hampered by the location being in London and the cost of living. Pension scheme is new but set to the minimum company pay...

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    Advice to Management

    While the FAM trips are great and other travel perks, it's time to look at investing in work life balance for those who wish to make this a career, ensuring they are protected and valued when it comes to vacation times, pay, maternity leave and pensions.

    G Adventures2018-06-04

    G Adventures Response

    June 22, 2018Coordinator, Global Talent

    Thanks so much for your feedback and for your advice. We do strive to make positive changes and with feedback like yours, this will help us get there!

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and cons, like everywhere. Good for a first job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun , fast paced environment with work hard/ play hard attitude. There is always something going on. Very nice people, you will get a life long friendships .Good learning environment, yearly trip as bonus, ticket scheme, no dress code - very casual, relaxed style

    Cons

    Very low salary while, at the same time, work is intense...Busy, There will be overtime, not paid. Not much for a work-life balance. Your work should be your life. Possibility of progressing are limited as the office is small and you have to wait for someone to quit in order to have a chance to move to different department or up. Big turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, consider leaving cost of your employees - as culture doesn't pay the bills. There is a reason why people quit all the time and it is not just 'traveler attitude' Some of us live on rice and potato at the end of the month. Think about it...

    G Adventures2017-12-31

    G Adventures Response

    May 29, 2018Talent Partner, North America

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we welcome all feedback. As you were a current employee when this review was placed, we would encourage you to have these discussions with your manager. We also evaluate employee feedback via our annual Gauge survey, so please ...

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  8. "Time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales Agent in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at G Adventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great view into Tourism and Customer Service Great Infrastruture Good benefits

    Cons

    All fine with the company Nothing to complain about

    G Adventures2017-05-13
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Some great opportunities, but don't be fooled by what's on the cover"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at G Adventures full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic learning curve. Some incredibly strong and inspiring individuals. Lots of friendly staff. Under the right manager, a place you can really grow and thrive. Strong company culture, even if it is a little excessive at times.

    Cons

    Most management are a complete joke. Many senior marketing management have simply schmoozed their way in without even a basic knowledge of digital or modern marketing techniques. Behind the "Happiness & Community" culture are some much darker forces – I watched one colleague be psychologically harassed into leaving. For myself, my manager simply made up false truths in order to get rid of me – just short of my 2 year...

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    Advice to Management

    If you wanted rid of me, man up and tell me. Don't go behind my back with subterfuge, bullying and lies.

    G Adventures2016-07-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great to travel and explore"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at G Adventures

      Pros

      Great to travel around the world. See different countries, people and cultures. Meet fellow travellers in a group and explore the world.

      Cons

      Tough working hours, working for weeks and months in a row, not being able to go out and get drunk all the time. Pity.

      G Adventures2015-11-19
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