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Odysseys Unlimited Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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Odysseys Unlimited CEO Bruce Epstein
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11 Ratings
  1. "Wonderful place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odysseys Unlimited full-time

    Pros

    Those working at Odysseys Unlimited truly care about their employees and colleagues. Management understands the concept that if you take care of your employees, your employees will take care of the business and its customers. Quality standards are high and I feel good about the tours and service we provide to travelers. There are many opportunities to grow within the company for those willing to put in the time and commitment....

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    Cons

    Fortunately, there aren't any from my perspective!

    Odysseys Unlimited2019-07-15
  2. "Not for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Odysseys Unlimited full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generous time off, flexible schedule (department dependent), competitive insurance plan. FAM trips a nice perk but not competitive anymore (1 FAM trip every 2-3 years depending on dept.); The work was easy and people friendly. HR department sticks to open door policy and are willing to listen to concerns.

    Cons

    Salary not competitive (department dependent), company spends too much money on wellness program which prevents employees from being paid more (and not all can/want to take advantage); depending on which department you work for your experience could wildly differ, many positions open up due to high turnover and growth but they are lateral moves so no pay increase despite higher workload and responsibility; some senior...

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    Advice to Management

    If your valuable employees tell you exactly what they need to feel better supported, listen to them and work with them before they move on. Acknowledge the issues, address the issues, and take action in a timely manner. Do not let months go by without follow up and pretending that everything is ok. Watch out for bad eggs in your department. Some people radiate negativity and take advantage of lax company policies...

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    Odysseys Unlimited2019-07-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, benefits, and interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odysseys Unlimited full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people here are wonderful. I've met a ton of friends here and we hang out outside of work all the time, and everyone that I've worked with is smart, professional, and easy to get along with. The benefits package is really competitive, with great health care, a nice flexible schedule, and solid time off. Also, the work we do is super interesting, as I've learned about the history and culture from places all around...

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    Cons

    It's not a huge company so there aren't many structured opportunities for promotion, depending on how big your department is.

    Odysseys Unlimited2019-06-11
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Department Dependent - beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Odysseys Unlimited full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary is decent, benefit package is unbeatable. Great co-workers, friendliest HR staff. President is a nice guy, but he won't know bother to learn your name unless you've been there for years.

    Cons

    The way each department is treated and valued is wildly different, as well as the management styles in each dept. If you land in a dept with poor mgmnt, you will be talked down to constantly and overly-criticized. Don't dream of voicing your own opinion. On top of this, they make no attempt to adapt for the current work environments. No fun perks offered, not even happy hours. Turnover is crazy high in some depts. Lateral...

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    Advice to Management

    Get all your managers to treat their employees fairly and equally. Streamline training in all departments, not just the ones w/ high turnover.

    Odysseys Unlimited2019-03-28

    Odysseys Unlimited Response

    May 20, 2019Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for the positive remarks about our benefit package and our employees. Providing a variety of activities and events where our employees can get together is a top priority for us, from parties that celebrate successes and special occasions, like ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company with strong leadership and competitive benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odysseys Unlimited full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Odysseys is lead by an experienced management team that values the contribution of each employee and recognizes and rewards achievement with bonuses, promotions, and travel and development opportunities. The company nurtures a professional, positive, and supportive work environment in which the owner puts our employees and our travelers ahead of the bottom line while continuing to be highly successful. This philosophy...

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    Cons

    Continue to be open to change and new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain Odysseys unique identity and values as we continue to grow.

    Odysseys Unlimited2018-08-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Odysseys Unlimited full-time

    Pros

    - Great perks (FAM trips, benefits, e.t.c.). - Great job for recent college grad looking to get into the hospitality sector/industry.

    Cons

    - Salary is on the low end and not competitive within the job market. - Upward mobility is at a standstill in most departments.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to honestly try your best to approach your employees in a positive way and make them happy to work at Odysseys.

    Odysseys Unlimited2018-08-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odysseys Unlimited full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It’s a family atmosphere. Everyone truly cares about their jobs, they go above and beyond constantly because they believe in the company. Travel perks every now and then are great. It really helps keep up morale and helps us with our jobs.

    Cons

    Pay is too low for employees that have been there for a long time because most moves within the company are considered “lateral” even if your new role has more responsibilities, or would be difficult to accomplish without prior experience at the company. There is virtually no way to move up pay wise in the company, short of becoming a manager or supervisor (which don’t open often). I think this is why people have been...

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    Advice to Management

    Contemplate changing the lateral move policies, it’s really discouraging as a travel counselor to work very hard and get “promoted” and take on more responsibility for the same pay.

    Odysseys Unlimited2018-07-19
  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odysseys Unlimited full-time

    Pros

    benefits and company culture. Trips + outings definitely help boost morale and keep people staying on. They really like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Pay is lacking and breaking into upper management roles is tough

    Odysseys Unlimited2018-06-08
  9. "Love Odysseys!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odysseys Unlimited full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love working for Odysseys Unlimited. The product is high quality so the tours sell themselves. The work environment is awesome so it is easy to make friends and get to know your colleagues who are all working together towards one goal. The flexible work hours are convenient for everyones schedules. Odysseys has great benefits and you become part of the family on your first day. Most employees get to go on a familiarization...

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    Cons

    Starting salary is low so its takes time to climb up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Starting salary should be more competitive. More work happy hours/bonding events.

    Odysseys Unlimited2018-02-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great benefits"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Odysseys Unlimited full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Awesome products; great benefits of all kinds and work perks Comfortable work environment - everyone cares about each other; no work "drama" amongst employees. Lots of promoting within - as the product and business is so unique they hire a lot from with in the company. Management promotes based on performance, not necessarily seniority. Flexible work hours for most departments (except for travel counselors)

      Cons

      As a smaller company, after you get to a certain level, there's not much opportunity for growth on a short term basis. However, if you stick around awhile, usually an opportunity for growth does present itself.

      Odysseys Unlimited2018-01-15
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