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STA Travel Reviews

Updated Nov 5, 2019

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3.1
47%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
Approve of CEO
STA Travel CEO Ivan Walter (no image)
Ivan Walter
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Challenging work environment, enjoyable, exciting work(in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people, Great Brand, Fam trips(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Illegally low pay (before tax for the hours try(in 21 reviews)

  • "Long hours, pay is fair , unprofessional(in 13 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great people and perks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Christchurch, Canterbury
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission is good Free trips if you perform well Amazing people

    Cons

    Weekend work and late nights Low base salary

    STA Travel2019-10-26
  2. "Great people - Low salary"

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    Former Employee - Travel Expert in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, doesn’t feel like work, great people and also change to go on free trips

    Cons

    Wage is very low even with bonus, some management aren’t the best however mine were great. Work long hours after contracted hours with no overtime pay.

    STA Travel2019-10-22
  3. "Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at STA Travel full-time

    Pros

    The people and travel perks

    Cons

    Poor management in a dying industry

    STA Travel2019-11-05
  4. "Ok to work, not great"

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    Current Employee - Reconciliations Clerk in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back culture Flexible hours Had team building exercises

    Cons

    Reconciliations management were unprofessional and at time not sensitive to cultures.

    STA Travel2019-11-05
  5. "Not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied client base Exciting product range Good discounts on own trips Opportunities for fam trips

    Cons

    Embarrassingly low salary Highly target driven Workload can be excessive

    STA Travel2019-10-29
  6. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Travel Expert 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management and a nice team

    Cons

    Staying late often. Sometimes a high workload

    STA Travel2019-10-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "."

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a lot of fun and support.

    Cons

    The workload can be absolutely insane at time.

    STA Travel2019-10-07
  8. "Bad managers in Cluj"

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    Former Employee - Operations Executive in Cluj-Napoca
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - day off for your birthday - great colleagues - great working schedule at first, until it changed - not stressful if you know the process

    Cons

    - bad mentality - not open to changes - low salary - news/new appointments are not communicated to all levels - people are promoted based on the relationship with the management, not on performance - no career opportunities only if a Senior/TL is resigning - some people are well treated if the TL/manager gets along with them

    Advice to Management

    Change the management

    STA Travel2019-10-09
  9. "Student Travel Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Travel Brand Ambassador in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STA Travel part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very quick interview process and very helpful manager that helped us find ways to reach the targets.

    Cons

    Difficult exiting the company as a student travel brand ambassador.

    STA Travel2019-09-24
  10. "Best perks"

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    Current Employee - Travel Expert in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like-minded people, amazing perks and incentives, good earning potential

    Cons

    You set the standard for yourself and then you have pressure to keep it up. Unsociable hours, a lot of pressure for the basic wage

    STA Travel2019-09-18
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