Compare Aspire vs Holiday Extras BETA

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Aspire

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Holiday Extras

Employee Ratings

  • Aspire scored higher in 6 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Holiday Extras scored higher in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Culture & Values.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 101 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 156 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Aspire employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Aspire Ceo Chris Chandler
96%
96%Chris Chandler
Aspire employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Holiday Extras Ceo Matthew Pack
83%
83%Matthew Pack
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Aspire employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
65%

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What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Aspire.
  • "Work from home" was the most mentioned Pro at Holiday Extras.
  • "High expectations" was the most mentioned Con at Aspire.
  • "Call centre" was the most mentioned Con at Holiday Extras.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 11 reviews)
Pros
"Work from home"(in 25 reviews)
"Holiday extras"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"High expectations"(in 3 reviews)
"Mid level"(in 3 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 9 reviews)
"Holiday extras"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review
"Company review"17 Sep 2020

Current Employee - Support Worker

I have been working at Aspire full-time

Pros

Local work , plenty of overtime

Cons

Constantly ringing me, do not value staff

Former Employee - Full Time Employee

I worked at Holiday Extras full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Comfortable office environment - Flexible working - Profit share and holiday buy - Variety of events and activities for staff on site

Cons

A real old boys’ club culture prevails at Holiday Extras. The trouble is, the company has grown whilst still retaining a small business culture. Despite proclaiming to recognise and value talent,... there are in fact very few opportunities to progress. Performance reviews happen irregularly and pay rises are as rare as hens’ teeth, meaning that salaries tend to be on the low side. Many of those in middle and senior management have worked there for years and all close ranks to protect each other. This was particularly evident in the selection process during the recent redundancies. There was blatant favouritism with some managers preferring to save their ‘mates’ over team members who showed real talent and potential in their roles. The company claims to have a family vibe, but the culture is more of a clique. You will always be vulnerable if you don’t fit into the boys’ club mentality and you are made to feel extremely uncomfortable if you dare to speak out.

Advice to Management

Please realise that barbecues, Easter Egg hunts and 'Dad Jokes' do not pay people’s mortgages. You need to ensure that performance and salary reviews are happening regularly throughout all teams to... give undervalued and underpaid staff a much-needed opportunity to be able to progress. You should hold some of your management much more to account and not assume they are always effective just because they have worked for the company for a long time. You allowed certain managers to make biased selections during the redundancy process just because they wanted to save their friends. As a result, you have lost some very dedicated and proactive staff who could have been instrumental in helping to rebuild the business.

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