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Virgin Holidays Limited Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2020

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3.5
70%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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Virgin Holidays Limited Managing Director Joe Thompson
Joe Thompson
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supportive management team, great development, great incentives, overseas trips, great staff travel benefits(in 11 reviews)

  • "free flights - great staff travel(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constant restructures leave you rebuilding relationships with line managers and senior management every few months(in 12 reviews)

  • "There could be more opportunities for progression in retail for part time staff(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Holiday Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management are increasing development opportunities Staff benefits are unbeaten A growing team atmosphere within the company Amazing support for career development Opportunity to increase salary each year and earn commissions to gain further monthly payments

    Cons

    Big focus on hitting targets A lot a restructure to pay Hard to get a goodwork life balance sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Focus slightly more on overall performance instead of just sales targets

    Virgin Holidays Limited2020-01-09
  2. "Not appreciated"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Security Analyst in Reading, England

    I have been working at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Enjoyable job, flights and other benefits

    Cons

    Cutting commission Late nights Not appreciated

    Virgin Holidays Limited2020-01-10
  3. "If you like being treated like an animal work work here"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff travel is good.

    Cons

    It is currently a busy period and during this time managers believe it is acceptable (whilst sitting there doing nothing) to ring a bell at staff like some sort of animal inches away from them - for 8 hours a day. I was speaking to a member of the public who had just lost their partner and was having a bell rung less than a metre aware I asked the manager top stop who just laughed and continued to ring the bell which made the woman break down and cry as she thought we were mocking her down the phone. This is not an isolated incident. The managers in the service team believe they are above anyone and refuse to do the basic job of dealing with anything that involves moving away from the desks with a large bullying culture and around it.

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    Advice to Management

    Common sense needed - if you think the behaviour above is acceptable then the issue goes higher. Current consultants go home and cry because of the bullying culture and being made to feel worthless. How would you feel if you had a bell rung in your face as “motivation” whilst managers/experts are sitting there, refusing to help, laughing about, thinking they are above helping out and on line shopping?

    Virgin Holidays Limited2020-01-16
  4. "Virgin Holidays"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Holiday Advisor 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Holidays Limited part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flight benefits, private medical insurance

    Cons

    pay, constant structure changes to management and commission

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to fix things that are not broken. changes to the retail commission structure were not needed everyone was happy on the old scheme now nobody is motivated with this scheme, the pay is bad enough as it is without taking more away from us

    Virgin Holidays Limited2019-12-08
  5. "Sales consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great, Virgin look after you well

    Cons

    Not being able to progress as quickly

    Virgin Holidays Limited2019-12-06
  6. "Great company"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England

    I worked at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Fun Atmosphere, One big Family

    Cons

    Low basic Salary, unsocial working hours

    Virgin Holidays Limited2019-11-03
  7. "Average company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great flight benefits and hotels sometimes free

    Cons

    Management just talk targets

    Advice to Management

    More support

    Virgin Holidays Limited2019-10-08
  8. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Holiday Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff benefits after your 6 month probation period,

    Cons

    Low salary to start with

    Virgin Holidays Limited2019-10-06
  9. "Working at Virgin Holidays"

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

    I have been working at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing perks, people and opportunities to progress

    Cons

    There are no cons to working for Virgin Holidays

    Virgin Holidays Limited2019-08-28
  10. "By far, the best brand i have ever worked for!"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail/Trade Marketing Executive in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Holidays Limited full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great travel benefits High performing and talented people Amazing culture and a brand with big ambitions

    Cons

    Salary is lower than average for the role (given the number of benefits offered) Being based in Crawley means that there's no opportunity for social outings Lack of career progression opportunities (as people generally don't leave once they join)

    Advice to Management

    Offer your staff more training and development opportunities

    Virgin Holidays Limited2019-06-26
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