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AmeriCan Adventures Overview

Santa Rosa, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Bus & Coach Services
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AmeriCan Adventures, part of the Travelopia Expeditions Division, operates for more than 15 leading tour operators and other specialist walking clubs and adventurous school groups.

Our company specializes in active, small group trips with a focus on ... Read more

Mission: To enrich our travelers' lives by providing a local’s insight into the diverse culture and natural beauty of North America.

AmeriCan Adventures Reviews

  • "No career potential anymore for I.T. staff in Head Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior .NET Developer in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior .NET Developer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AmeriCan Adventures (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - RDO's
    - Friendly co-workers
    - Travel discounts

    Cons

    - Outsourcing I.T. to Sri Lanka.. no long term I.T. potential left in Melbourne Head Office
    - Becoming very political, and relying on who you need to suck up to the most

    Advice to Management

    I.T. staff should be valued and are not just plebs you use and dispose of when you don't feel like you need them anymore.

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AmeriCan Adventures Photos

AmeriCan Adventures photo of: Our Team
AmeriCan Adventures photo of: Company Vehicle (Your office!)
AmeriCan Adventures photo of: Touring Horseshoe Bend with our new leaders
AmeriCan Adventures photo of: Our Training Trips
AmeriCan Adventures photo of: Tour Alaska
AmeriCan Adventures photo of: Celebrating our new brand launch!
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AmeriCan Adventures Interviews

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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AmeriCan Adventures (Portland, OR (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Filled out an online application with supplemental questions, attached a resume and cover letter, and gave 5 references. Had two separate Skype interviews with two different people. First interview was going over my resume, asking basic questions, like describe a situation where you've stepped into a leadership role, etc. Second interview I was sent the wrong Skype address and couldn't get in touch with anyone for twenty minutes. The interviewer described a "day from hell" to gauge how you would respond under pressure and on the fly, such as if the van were to get a flat on the side of the road in the desert. At the end of the interview I was told to expect an offer in the coming week. The next week I received an email that I was not selected. Never had an interview where that much miscommunication has occurred before.

    Interview Questions

    • Prepare a short 2-3 minute presentation about an American custom or historical figure.   Answer Question
    • Prepare a short 2-3 minute presentation about one of the National Parks.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Applications for the 2019 season will open on November 12th, 2018! In the meantime, you can lean more at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSCy

    Work for Us - AmeriCan Adventures

    Read through the sections below to learn more about the job and details on how to apply. Meet Some of Our Group Leaders! "There is no place in the world that offers such an amazing array of wilderness settings, vibrant cities, quaint towns, historic monuments and cultural diversity.

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AmeriCan Adventures Awards & Accolades

  • Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work, Outside Magazine, 2015
  • California Green Business Certified, California Green Business Network, 2017

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