Intrepid Travel Reviews

Updated 9 Aug 2020

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3.0
41%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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Intrepid Travel Managing Director James Thornton (no image)
James Thornton
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free trip every year, flexible hours(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment if you're young and want to make new friends(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "New senior management, in marketing specifically, is awful(in 5 reviews)

  • "While company values are great, under the surface they are not embodied(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "A thoughtful company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment Helpful and supportive management Working for a cause

    Cons

    Pay not great but it's travel. When is it ever?

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  2. "Great People, Good perks, Good work Life balance."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, Great parents leave, overall good experience

    Cons

    Salary below the market average.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They practice what they preach when it comes to responsible travel. You can be your unique self at work. Flexible working hours, opportunities to work from home. Great travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than similar roles at other companies.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Big corporate with good perks but below average pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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'.

  5. "Dynamic and ever changing company."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  6. "Poor Experience."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  7. "Fun & friendly place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unfortunately not what it used to be"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  9. "Great place to work but not so good on salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. "IT Support"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

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