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3.2
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49%
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46%
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Holger Bartel
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work-life balance is great, the people are quality and friendly, the Travelzoo trip experience is a great way to travel around the world(in 16 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment in beautiful office spaces(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for a long-term career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travelzoo full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Collaborative environment - Opportunities to work abroad and with global teams - Excellent perks, including an annual travel stipend and voucher discounts - Great culture with lots of team social events - The people are smart, creative and great fun - the best team I have ever worked with - Hard work is rewarded with career development and promotion

    Cons

    - Product development can be slow and tends to be led by the US - There's very little flexibility and a policy that's against allowing people to regularly work from home

    Travelzoo2018-03-23
  2. Helpful (10)

    "no career growth and no ethnic diversity"

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    Current Employee - Sales (Local Deals) in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -5 discount codes to use on inhouse deals -free team lunches every so often -smart people who are good at their jobs (depending on which team you end up in)

    Cons

    -unpleasant environment esp for a woman: constant talks of diets and very competitive nature -a huge lack of ethnic diversity (almost everyone is caucasian) -employees overworked and underpaid -senior management are there for show-attend lots of fancy awards but the real people that do all the work aren't appreciated -the company favours the quantity of time you have worked there rather than actual work ethic -ideas...

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    Advice to Management

    -You can only cover up your shortcomings for so long -Promote some valuable people -Re-evaluate business structure

    Travelzoo2018-01-23

    Travelzoo Response

    January 25, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look into this. Kind regards, Nasir Gilani HR Manager

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Travelzoo full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Passionate about their jobs and very professional.

    Cons

    The Founder is far too involved and employees therefore not empowered to do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your management and let them manage or sell your company to someone who can invest 100% of their time.

    Travelzoo2017-09-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelzoo for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Travelzoo is full of great people and has a really responsive management team. Employees are highly valued and, from what I have seen, hard work is always recognised and rewarded with opportunities for development. There's a generous selection of perks and a good pension plan, along with plenty of opportunities for participate in events outside the office. Overall, a great company to work for!

    Cons

    The job is quite process-heavy, and could be better streamlined to a) reduce the need for unnecessary back-and-forth with clients and b) minimize repetition of work between systems. However, I know this is something that is constantly being worked on, and measures are currently in place which will improve this over the coming year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the strong focus on good team communication - it's really appreciated!

    Travelzoo2016-09-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting company, great people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Travelzoo full-time

      Pros

      Entrepreneurial Spirit, really nice people and great perks

      Cons

      Management Team relatively junior, creates slight chaos at some stages

      Travelzoo2016-06-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good company and great people"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Travelzoo

        Pros

        Company allows you to take risks and try new things Good work life balance Plenty of fun team events outside of the office overthe year Engaging senior management team Travel perks and opportunities to work in global offices

        Cons

        Small teams who sometimes struggle with big workloads Often working to short deadlines so can get stressful

        Travelzoo2016-06-10
      • Helpful (2)

        "Global opportunities & benefits"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Travelzoo full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          - Travelzoo values bright people with good ideas and a strong work ethic - Generous pension and annual "Travelzoo Experience" -- you're given £1,000 to spend on a holiday - Nice perks e.g. monthly and quarterly socials, day off for moving house, birthday etc - Global team -- lots going on, lots of opportunity to work with different teams and people - The product is still genuinely exciting and the company prides...

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          Cons

          - Tech/IT issues can hinder website development - The company has really high standards -- this is a great thing, but it can increase pressure sometimes

          Travelzoo2016-05-26
        • Helpful (1)

          "Great company where talent is recognised, and hard work rewarded!"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Travelzoo full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Having worked at Travelzoo for 6 years, I'm still excited by what the business stands for, and where it's going; a fast-paced, fun organisation, with solid strategy and focus. Hard work and talent are recognised, and rewarded with development opportunities and the necessary training. Colleagues are passionate, and driven - a real pleasure to work with. Management is approachable, and united in their direction. Compensation,...

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          Cons

          Travelzoo has exacting standards across the board. Whilst this does occasionally create pressure, it also encourages collaboration, and produces excellent results.

          Advice to Management

          Keep communicating strategy and vision regularly - it's appreciated!

          Travelzoo2016-01-04
        • Helpful (1)

          "Simply...The best company i've ever worked for.."

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          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Travelzoo full-time

          Pros

          The company is committed to growth, innovation and market leading experiences for our customers, it is an exciting time to be working here with many opportunities to display your talent and learn from other very talented individuals. The company also offers some great employee benefits and promotes a focused, positive culture. Management are very supportive and really bring out the best in you.

          Cons

          I feel the internal processes need to be streamlined however this is something that constantly is being worked on so hopefully things should improve.

          Advice to Management

          I can't say I have any apart from, please continue the great work you're already doing!

          Travelzoo2015-11-26
        • Helpful (1)

          "Great place to work"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Travelzoo full-time

          Pros

          Employees are looked after very well. Excellent benefits in terms of pensions, company events, Travelzoo experience bonus for going on holiday. Pay is fair and there is a good office culture. People genuinely care about what they do and everyone gets on with each other.

          Cons

          Sometimes too bureaucratic in terms of process. Decisions and product development take a long time and there isn't a clear vision of where Travelzoo wants to be in 5 years time.

          Advice to Management

          Travelzoo is a great culture and a great company. Empower the individuals and country managers to ensure there is a sufficient pace of change when needed.

          Travelzoo2015-11-19
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