Mark Travel

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A great place to work that knows how to have fun and how to get the job done.

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Former Employee - Marketing in Orlando, FL (US)
Former Employee - Marketing in Orlando, FL (US)

I worked at Mark Travel full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Travel benefits are abundant.
Generous time-off system to enable travel.
Prefer to hire from within.
Large organization with lots of opportunities for advancement (mainly Milwaukee corporate office).
Teams are well assembled and management cares about team and individual success.

Cons

As with many jobs in the travel industry, wages are low for the talent and skill levels.
Again, as with much of the travel industry, jobs are not secure. Changes in consumer purchasing habits often impact vacation travel first and hardest.
Upper management often fragmented on direction.
Technology and advertising providers are mainly in-house (Trisept Solutions and BVK) and overtaxed. This often led to ivory-tower decisions and long waits to get solutions.
If you work in a satellite office, opportunities for advancement are not nearly as abundant as Milwaukee.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop relying on today's revenue to pay today's bills. Save a significant portion of the profits to build up a nest egg to cover costs. This reduces, or eliminates, the need to borrow money and can become a revenue stream instead of a liability.

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    My experience at TmTC was irreplaceable

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I worked at Mark Travel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people , the culture the passion

    Cons

    Pay was okay, hierarchy Inconsistent with treatment of team member

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency please

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to get entry-level experience - then MOVE ON!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mark Travel

    Pros

    1. Leadership training is provided for management (Strategic Coach). Though time-consuming, this is a rare thing to get these days and the tools provided have proven valuable and useful long after leaving the company.
    2. Great work-life balance with good vacation time.
    3. Bill LaMacchia Sr. deserves his reputation for being a very kind and respected figure in the industry. He makes it a point to look you in the eye and greet all levels of employees (often by name). He treats everyone there with respect, and seems to really care about each individual employee.
    4. A wellness program is in place – which is supported by senior management.
    5. Discounts on travel are offered to employees.
    6. This is a great company for recent college grads to get entry-level experience. The pay is low – but you will get work experience for your resume that you can use to kick-start your career.

    Cons

    1. It's a boys club. Though there are more women than men working there, I watched men get promoted very quickly (faster than female coworkers who were also high performers) – leading me to the belief that men get promoted faster.
    2. Getting a promotion is difficult - and even when promised, you’re asked to perform the duties of the new role for months before they will compensate you for it.
    3. Some of the senior leadership at the company are not respectful of their employees and create an environment of fear and tension among their teams. I saw this as being especially true on the Funjet team.
    4. Salaries here are low. (Though in fairness, this is supposedly a common reality of those working in the travel industry.)
    5. Overall the company is filled with bureaucracies and bottlenecks. Innovation is demanded, but employees are not always given the time or resources to execute. Thus, it is VERY difficult to be innovative on a larger scale at Mark Travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality and quantity are not always the same thing. Though the bottom line is always important (it's a business after all) - innovation can't be achieved with bargain barrel resources and time limits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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