Orbitz Worldwide – Why Work For Us?

Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) is a leading global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel.  Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com) and CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com).  Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) delivers private label travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the world`s largest airlines and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of all sizes. We are headquartered in downtown Chicago with offices around the world, including London and Sydney. Follow Orbitz on FacebookTwitter and through the Orbitz Travel Blog.  

Check out the Huffington Post article for more information on our unique office environment! - 1/24/2014

How Orbitz Creates Space for Fun - And Recharging - In a Fast Paced Business

Thanks to bleeding-edge technology and a passionate team of travel enthusiasts, we are transforming the way the world buys travel.

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At Orbitz Worldwide, we know how to have fun in the midst of a fast-paced, competitive business environment. We work hard together toward achievement of common goals, and we play hard as we celebrate our collective successes. We are a creative, entrepreneurial and dynamic culture with a team that is passionate about excellence in innovation and results.

Of course, we’re also known for our eco-friendly, hip workplace with a focus on transparency and mobility. No Styrofoam here…we’re a recycling office. It’s a state-of-the-art, open setting that allows for a bit of inspiration and conversation. Get your work done in your work area, soft seating areas, or anywhere you can catch a signal in our 100% Wi-Fi environment.

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The Orbitz Culture - Life at Orbitz

We are avid travelers, technology gurus, and innovators. But above all…people with a passion to make a difference. Our entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm drive us to make a meaningful impact every day, while our intellectual curiosity compels us to stretch our minds and ask the tough questions. We have some of the smartest people working for us, and together we’re transforming the way the world buys travel.

We also know how to de-stress. If it’s not time for our legendary holiday party or summer picnic, you can always find a friendly game of foosball or ping pong around the office. Be on the lookout for the tournaments…they tend to get a little intense.

Watch: Our People - Where We Came From

Orbitz offers competitive salaries and tantalizing advancement opportunities. But what keeps us far ahead in the area of total rewards? How about a benefits package that’s loaded with all kinds of features and options? Many of which are paid 100% by Orbitz. Here are some of our more popular benefits:

  • Paid time off to volunteer with travel support for volunteer vacations
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and eligible dependents
  • Flexible spending accounts for you and your eligible dependents
  • Life, disability and legal plans
  • Travel discounts!!
  • 401K matching program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Pre-tax transportation
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Casual dress environment (Flip flops? Shorts? No problem!)
  • On site yoga classes
  • Coffee, cappuccino and soda on the house
  • Fruit, cereal, and oatmeal to get your day off to the right start

Orbitz is dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable tourism efforts. We remain focused on protecting our planet and improving the lives of those living on it. To this end, we launched a microsite in April 2007 focused on offering environmentally friendly travel options to customers (eco.orbitz.com). Through our partnership with CarbonFund.org, we enable customers to offset their carbon footprint cause by pollution related to travel. We also work to provide customers more eco-friendly hotel choices and auto rentals. In our offices, our employees lead by example as they start recycling programs, ensure the use of energy efficient lighting and enact other energy saving initiatives to reduce our consumption.

Orbitz also works to promote “voluntourism” within local communities. In 2007, Orbitz launched this initiative by creating volunteer.cheaptickets.com, in partnership with the United Way of America. We also give employees paid time off to volunteer and will, when possible, subsidize their travel needs should they want to take a volunteer vacation.

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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee


    Work Life Balance Good Management Employee Perks are good A good thing is that if pressure comes from upper management it never really gets to you.


    Technology is a bit old but still better than a lot other companies Health Insurance is not that great they use Aetna which is not that great TBH.

    Advice to Management

    Get the latest technologies and more autonomy to engineers.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Orbitz Worldwide (Chicago, IL).


    The interview process was relatively quick. The recruiter reached out via LinkedIn and after introductions scheduled a phone screen. After the initial phone screen with the recruiter was a technical phone interview with two or three developers. The next stage is generally a code test, though that may be waived depending on various factors. Lastly was a 3.5-4 hour in person interview in the office. This interview generally has 3 or 4 parts, some more technical than others and may depend on the specific role under consideration.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an input that consists of two parts, the first being a string representing the layout of an airplane's interior (like "ABC$DEF" where the "$" represents the aisle) and the second being a list of strings that indicate which seats are occupied on a given row, produce an output that shows which seats are open and which are occupied. The output had a specific format.   Answer Question
    • A burglar is attempting to maximize the amount taken from a set of houses on a street. However, the burglar cannot steal from consecutive houses. First, how would you maximize the amount taken from the houses if no values are known ahead of time? Second, if values are known ahead of time, how would you maximize?   1 Answer

Orbitz Worldwide Awards & Accolades

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The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For , Business Insider, 2013
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work (#9) , Glassdoor, 2014
Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index , Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2014
Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work , Glassdoor, 2013
Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance , Glassdoor, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.orbitz.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (OWW)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

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Mission: We are the company for the TRAVEL-LUSTERS! We don't stop at low price. We connect with our Traveler's passion and empower these travel-lusters to get more. Travelers use Orbitz. to amplify their travel experience.

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