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TUI Travel Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
55 Reviews
3.2
55 Reviews
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TUI Travel CEO Peter Long
Peter Long
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Being able to move around the world to different locations is fantastic (in 3 reviews)

  • international working environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Brands and different companies under main holding company tended to be convoluted (in 4 reviews)

  • Firstly location (Luton - need I say more) (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Creatively crushing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer

    I worked at TUI Travel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There seems to be some good recruitment where talented individuals are hired who bring knowledge, big ideas and are always a good laugh. Industry as a whole is interesting and there's a lot of potential to experiment with new ideas and technology.

    Cons

    Old school view of how a company should run. Minimal acceptance for anything new.
    Too many 'no' people.
    People always want something new and exciting yet seem terrified of doing anything different when it comes down to it. "Doing the same thing over and over yet expecting different results".
    Most ideas are trampled on.
    Always 'something' better on the horizon to appease concerns but concerns are never quite addressed.
    Little development, education or training. Minimal investment in staff.
    High turn-over of staff - Quickly lose those talented individuals.
    Politics get in the way of everything, you just can't get anything done without every level having their input (sometimes felt like people would say something for the sake of it).
    Blame culture.
    Little time given to do a good job before something else needs to be done yesterday.
    A very top heavy structure with little support for those towards the bottom.
    Seems to be lots of talk but no action. Resulting in another meeting.
    Quite often low moral.
    Ideas/Strategy seems to change as it comes down the chain of command which is confusing. Being told one thing my the most senior staff but direct management are relaying something different - occasionally the opposite?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust those talented people you have hired to do their specialist job. Things might actually pick up if you allow people to exercise the ideas they have from time to time. Respect the fact that new ideas might fail but if something is learnt then it has been a success - allow the staff to know its ok to fail. Visibility of a sound strategy would be helpful. Invest in your staff. Invest in the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things don't move fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. People aren't very strict. Healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    It can be hard to get things done, like working with HR and figuring out the bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful product, passionate co workers, hierarchical organisation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun product (holidays), great co workers

    Cons

    Medium level salaries, unmature HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    An international experience with many exciting challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Support Manager
    Current Employee - Commercial Support Manager

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

    Pros

    - international working environment
    - opportunity to develop and try many different types of roles
    - dynamic and result driven company

    Cons

    - as it is a large organisation, the internal politics can be inefficient and time consuming
    - although it is an international environment it is still challenging to move roles across businesses if you do not know the right people. (HR have limited visibility, motivation to work across businesses and markets)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - continue to challenge yourselves
    - evaluate/analyse cost savings and actions better and understand what their long term impact will be for the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TUI Travel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great travel benefits, employee reviews consistent.

    Cons

    Brands and different companies under main holding company tended to be convoluted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Marketing and Sales Internship  in  Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Employee - Online Marketing and Sales Internship in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I worked at TUI Travel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The senior management was very supportive in its directions and in the leadership approach. Hierarchies are rather flat, which makes it possible to have your say in decisions.

    Cons

    Career development and perspectives for young talents should be put a stronger focus on by senior management, in order to keep employees motivated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    TUI Travel. The leading travel and tourism corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TUI Travel

    Pros

    Great learning of modern management in a multinational

    Cons

    Internal politics, salary and benefits low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring is common at TUI, so if stability is what you want, maybe not your kind of employer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to start with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Executive - Spanish Market  in  Palma (Spain)
    Former Employee - Product Executive - Spanish Market in Palma (Spain)

    I worked at TUI Travel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Multicultural enviroment, wonderful Christmas parties, well known and reputable company, the business is growing every year, competitive salary.

    Cons

    You feel like you are a number.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company and travel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meet new people, travel, fun, good team

    Cons

    Selling excursions, and guiding some excursions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Depends what you are looking for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchaser  in  Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Purchaser in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at TUI Travel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work life balance
    healthy working environment & good people

    Cons

    compensation
    location (Luton or Crawley)
    company seems to be in the need of more structure & organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconsider the pay if you dont want to lose company's best people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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