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Intrepid Travel Reviews

Updated 12 Feb 2019

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3.3
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James Thornton
10 Ratings
  1. "Dynamic and ever changing company."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Ringwood, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intrepid Travel for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As travel wholesalers go, Intrepid is the closest you will get to a not-for-profit. The commitment to responsible and sustainable travel is genuinely at the core of what they do. They offer great perks; an extra 5 days leave, RDO’s, one F.O.C a year and flexible working arrangements dependent on the department you are in. The new Melbourne digs are a great place to work.

    Cons

    Pay. It’s shocking. But not much worse than the industry standard. Internal recruitment processes are intense and the successful candidates are not always based on credentials.

    Advice to Management

    Better support and resources for professional development are needed at more junior levels of the business.

    Intrepid Travel2018-08-01
  2. "Big corporate with good perks but below average pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intrepid Travel full-time

    Pros

    - Travel perks - RDOs and educational leave - B-corp, environmentally friendly company

    Cons

    - Below average pay - Culture is sales-oriented and corporate, but it tries to be 'hip'.

    Intrepid Travel2019-01-11
  3. "Poor Experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Intrepid Travel full-time

    Pros

    Progressive company, interesting staff. Engaging staff platform & work space.

    Cons

    Micro - Managed. Sales team divided from rest of company. Unrealistic KPI's and structure.

    Advice to Management

    To identify the right candidate and work with that candidate once hired. Unfair dismissal can be detrimental.

    Intrepid Travel2018-05-07
  4. "Fun & friendly place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intrepid Travel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Travel perks Casual and friendly workplace Flexible work policy Sustainable business practices Dynamic working environment

    Cons

    Decision making can be very drawn out, slowing down the pace of work Poor salary compared to the rest of the industry

    Intrepid Travel2018-01-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unfortunately not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intrepid Travel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It had a great culture years ago, but more recently this has dissipated. Good travel perks.

    Cons

    Only flexible working environment for some Poor salary - not reflected in hard work Promotion and career progression limited for most Outsourcing over done

    Advice to Management

    Leadership team need to listen to employees, and value them. Outsourcing needs to stop. Too much emphasis on bottom line, rather than employee engagement

    Intrepid Travel2017-10-04
  6. "Great place to work but not so good on salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, beautiful offices, flexible working arrangements, monthly RDOs, and great travel discounts. Also adhere to strong responsible business practices.

    Cons

    Not a lot of development opportunities in certain areas due to the size of the business and lack of people movement. Also pay is well below industry rates.

    Intrepid Travel2017-07-05
  7. "IT Support"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, company culture, travel perks and leadership

    Cons

    Working at a travel company which is something I wholeheartedly signed up for, unfortunately the salary wasn't very large!

    Advice to Management

    Loved every minute working at Intrepid Travel! Amazing Company! Incredible vision! I learnt so much from everyone within this company. Wish I didn't have to leave!

    Intrepid Travel2017-06-30
  8. "When Work Feels Like Being In Love"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Outstanding culture, excellent WLB - Passionate, talented people - Purpose beyond profit - walks the talk when it comes to corporate sustainability, responsible travel, responsible business - Has the energy of a start-up; this is the kind of place where you can drive your own development - ideas are recognised and implemented - great travel opportunities, educational leave, free trips, RDOs, flexible working options

    Cons

    - the hangover of big corporate partnership break-up means that there are still a lot of systems that are being pulled together, and sometimes not enough resource to deliver on big plans - despite having excellent travel benefits, the pay is not competitive.

    Intrepid Travel2017-06-19
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tour Leader"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Intrepid Travel

      Pros

      Great Management, Responsible Travel Company & lots of fun.

      Cons

      Nothing at all, awesome company.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great values.

      Intrepid Travel2016-01-11
    • "Great culture, good travel perks, however salary package lower.."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Rdo's - 1 a month Travel perks - discounts plus 1 free trip a year Great people to work with! Inspirational CEO Sustainability focus

      Cons

      Long hours, no recognition/bonuses not achievable Systems and infrastructure not great Career progression not available in some cases Office politics

      Advice to Management

      Focus more on retaining good people

      Intrepid Travel2016-01-10
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