Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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Pros
  • work-life balance is top-knotch (in 75 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home (in some departments) (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is good but not great (in 15 reviews)

  • It's very hard to achieve unrealistic goals when Senior Management doesn't value experienced employees (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very minimal politics, good benefits, some decent technical projects to work on

    Cons

    Nothing major. Could be more generous with salaries


  2. Great people - fast-moving company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in with truly incredible minds to learn from. Teams work closely together on various projects so there are a ton of opportunities to work with different groups. The internal department really made the place different and more enjoyable from other companies.

    Cons

    Growth and development truly depends on your team. Success and work-life balance also depends on your role within your team. A very quick-moving company with a never-fading workload; it's extremely easy for employees to feel burnt out. Overtime and weekends aren't worth the compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the learning styles of subordinates and adhere to their management style. Management isn't a one-size fits all system!!! Managers: employee appreciation goes a long way. Show your employees some love every now and then.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Accountant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced positive work environment

    Cons

    Department leadership are too far in the weeds


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  5. Software QA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work with good benefits.

    Cons

    There were some distraction and meetings.


  6. Solid but Inefficient Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has a top-notch location. As being a travel site, their employee benefits are good if you are into travel.

    Cons

    They do not offer a very challenging environment. They have a very small research team, thus somewhat not an agile company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    A good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Orbitz is over all a good place to work and encourages professional growth. Management overall trusts employees and from where I worked in product management there is a fair bit of latitude in how one gets the job done.

    Cons

    Although the company says that they value the employees, their actions do not support their words. Employees are looked at as interchangeable parts without consideration of skills and knowledge. Management also at times seems to be rudderless, and resources are wasted on the latest hot project, only to then have it tossed aside for the next new thing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and think before you set wheels into motion.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company to get in and learn for 1-2 years, but very limited upward mobility thereafter.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In most departments, the work life balance is very good allowing employees the ability to work from home if needed. Office culture if friendly and laid back. Relaxed dress code. Monthly in office happy hour events are fun. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    If you are not in a select few departments, it is very difficult to surface new ideas/business concepts. Promotions to advance your career are very hard to come by. You need to have the good fortune of being on the right project at the right time. There is no real career path for growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    The SLT needs to develop a way to get new ideas for innovation heard by top executives. They also need to do a better job at defining a path for promotion and career development for employees.

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jan 7, 2015 – Dir. of Talent Development

    Appreciate your honest feedback, and we have recently taken steps to more clearly define available career paths across the company. For example, we published a Global Career Framework to outline the ... More


  9. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Fast paced * Really great people * The management actually cares about people

    Cons

    * Bad salary * Confusing titles- A Product Manager is called a Sr Product Analyst ! * Especially for Product roles, the business seems to set the roadmap


  10. Helpful (1)

    Micro Management is a big concern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Enineer_Business Intelligence Teams in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Enineer_Business Intelligence Teams in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Orbitz provides opportunities for personal growth. 2) Daily Breakfast 3) Adoption of latest technologies. 4) Convenient to commute.

    Cons

    1) Work - life balance is a big joke. Working in agile model makes this place less fun. 2) No employee appreciation 3) Micro Management.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employee appreciation and eliminate micro management. Encourage team outings / lunches so there would be a good bond with in the team.


  11. Decent company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, professional. Understanding of work-life balance. Good benefits. Decent work culture. HQ located near train station, easy to commute.

    Cons

    The people are great for the most part, but I found it difficult to grow my career there. I'm sure there are stories of people growing there, and I'm not taking away from that. It just didn't happen to me.



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