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Luxury Retreats Employee Reviews about "high turnover"

Updated Jun 17, 2016

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Luxury Retreats President and CEO Joe Poulin
Joe Poulin
41 Ratings
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  • "Luxury Retreats is a micromanaged startup company, with all the growing pains that implies(in 5 reviews)

  • "Extremely high turnover, making it impossible to get anything accomplished since we are in a constant state of change(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Sometimes the grass is not greener"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Luxury Retreats full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, good perks, the company is growing exponentially.

    Cons

    Very high turnover - no chance for team building, developing bench strength and continuity. Management is very quick to cast blame v. develop talent and cast people aside - try running a department...good luck. Web driven only not three dimensional, they say it is a relationship business but they way it really is run is as a data business and that is not Luxury.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture your team. People blossom with encouragement , mentorship and clear direction to obtain goals. Have goals that are known and tangible for the organization as a whole. Grow the business beyond the best Villas that is not enough anymore. The Major hotel chains are going to come into this space as right know we are not creating incremental growth rather we are taking market share from the hotels.

    Luxury Retreats2016-06-17
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great starting point"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Luxury Retreats full-time

    Pros

    Luxury Retreats is a great place if you're young and starting out. It's got that cool hip vibe with a beautiful loft style office along the canal. It's a fast paced, dynamic environment with lots of fun social activities. Can't beat weekly summer barbecues on the private terrace! Luxury Retreats has constant fun activities to recognize and treat employees. It definitely has that "work hard, play hard" vibe.

    Cons

    If you're a bit older and more interested in a competitive salary and benefits versus great 5 a 7 parties... then this is most likely not the place for you. There's a reason why the average employee age is probably 25. Then again, if you're 25, that's probably a "pro"! The high turnover rate and the lack of advancement possibilities are also a sore points.

    Advice to Management

    Parties are great, but if you want to cultivate a more mature, experienced staff that can help bring the company to the next level... you need to appeal to them as well. Instead of just trying to appeal to new hires, you should also work on keeping the employees you have.

    Luxury Retreats2015-12-13
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Very stab in the back culture"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Luxury Retreats

    Pros

    Nice perks, interesting concept. Benefits are on day one (if you ask for it) gym at the eork place, nice offices.

    Cons

    Very high turnover, employees are either terminated quick or they abandon ship quickly. Organization wants to be large but they atill have the small garage shop mentality :"if Joe is your friend then all is good and promotions are around the corner. If he's not your friend chances are that you will be replaced soon". They sell the dream but they don't deliver. Very poor work ethics! Micro management work environment. No criminal back check for any of their employees (free for all when it comes to hiring)

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    Advice to Management

    Grow out of the "joe's business" mentality!

    Luxury Retreats2015-10-27
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Lots to learn"

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    Current Employee - Villa Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Luxury Retreats full-time

    Pros

    The people are great. Lifelong friends can be made there. Can gain lots of experience and responsibility fast. Gym in the office.

    Cons

    Lots of drama, often feeling lost, lack of motivation, very repetitive work, depressing environment, client expectations from the leads marketing brings in are insane, high turnover in both entry level positions and management, commission structure changes a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what the solution is, all I know is «this» isn't working. Should be looking forward sometimes, not always up.

    Luxury Retreats2014-02-20
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Zero leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Luxury Retreats full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic, growth industry. Strong market presence.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized and chaotic work environment. No clear long or short term strategy. Poor communication, at all levels. Zero leadership. Extremely high turnover, making it impossible to get anything accomplished since we are in a constant state of change. They are always reacting to unexpected changes rather than planning for future growth. Absolutely no professional development or performance assessement. No raises or performance reviews.

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    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to step aside. The shareholders should insist that they hire someone with industry experience to step in and take over. If they don't do something soon, they will start to lose market share. The competition is right behind them.

    Luxury Retreats2016-06-11
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