Travelzoo Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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Travelzoo Global Chief Executive Officer Holger Bartel (no image)
Holger Bartel
63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance was excellent(in 18 reviews)

  • "Very diverse, friendly, and comfortable work environment(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Everyone is out for themselves especially upper management(in 7 reviews)

  • "My advice to you is don't get coned away by the HR recruiters as they are the best sales people in the company(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Exciting Environment

      12 May 2021 - Sales Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Loads of autonomy to allow for creative input. Ample opportunity to exceed. Outstanding benefits and pension plan. One of the best employers who support inclusion and diversity and who demonstrate care and flexibility for all workers.

      Cons

      Very flat hierarchy which means it’s hard to find promotion. Some rewards have been removed that had recognised long term service. Annual pay increases in line with inflation are none existent.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work life balance

      25 Apr 2021 - Sales Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Straight forward place to work, not micromanaged

      Cons

      Hsn't moved with the times, lacks data for an e-commerce buisiness. Needs a system upgrADE

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Past its best

      3 May 2021 - Producer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      -It used to be a great place to work.

      Cons

      -Toxic environment. -Staff are over worked.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good perks

      30 Mar 2021 - Senior Sales Manager in Manchester, England, England
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      Pros

      Generous Pension scheme, good expense account, allowed to get on with things.

      Cons

      Toxic senior management playing the blame game.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Could be so much better

      11 Feb 2021 - Sales Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very intelligent and hardworking peers who are incredibly loyal and dedicated to each other and the clients they support. Excellent employee health and wellness benefits and programs have been (finally) introduced since 2020. You can have a solid job with a decent work-life balance, working with really good people.

      Cons

      Ineffective executive leadership who lack vision and a cohesive strategic direction combined with an unwillingness to intelligently leverage data or the collective intelligence of the employees leads to weak execution and missed opportunities. Highly capable leaders are hired and given tough challenges to overcome but if they do anything to help the company be more effective or competitive, they are very quickly fired by the Chairman or CEO. Any regular exposure to or interactions with the Bartels will make your life at work thankless and soul destroying.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Outdated practices and terrible top management

      12 Apr 2021 - Sales 
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      Pros

      - Travel perks - Talented colleagues - Easy work

      Cons

      - Rude management - Untrustworthy HR - Complete lack of direction and integrity

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Neutrality is key

      19 Feb 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My boss is great and has enough autonomy to keep the team happy.

      Cons

      The owners of this business care nothing for the people who work here. They went so far as to cut US holidays after a PANDEMIC forced a reduction in staffing AND limited people from using their vacation time because they felt that no one in the company used their vacation time. Hello, pandemic? Also they will fire anyone who disagrees with them, including department heads who advocate for employees.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Don’t care about staff

      26 Feb 2021 - Marketing in Sydney
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      Pros

      Team and management in Australia local office were so focussed and delivering great content and ROI for clients

      Cons

      CEO and Owner do not care about staff at all.... made many people redundant via email. Not even a phone call to tell us.... used Covid as an excuse to close many locations down, instead of changing the poor business model.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good People

      31 Jan 2021 - Sales in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pleasent culture and great value

      Cons

      Transparency and accountability for results

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great team of super smart , passionate people!

      24 Nov 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Access to senior people. Its a very flat organization and i talk to the most senior leaders every day. Great compensation and benefits. Minus a few rough spots the team cares about each other and about what they are doing. Quite an inclusive, open culture.

      Cons

      There are too many bottlenecks.

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