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.


Watch: The Orbitz Culture - Life at Orbitz


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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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

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    Pros

    The teams here are very focused on getting work done and rapidly innovating. Everyone I work with is on point and carry their projects quickly to completion. If a problem becomes evident then troubleshooting and resolution is the goal - strict deadlines are not a norm - in my experience. It is great - encourages a lot of risk taking!

    Cons

    I haven't found any downsides. I am happy with the benefits, the culture, the people and it is radically different from my last job doing the same business function so I am challenged everyday!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus of people, knowledge, celebrating wins during the transition - many acquisitions lose this and I know that Orbitz hasn't started that yet but acquisitions are tough sometimes so keeping morale and the culture will be key going into the next few years.

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Orbitz Worldwide (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    First there was a phone screening and then an in person interview about a week later. Scheduling was difficult because they kept changing the available times to come in. They also kept changing which shifts were available. There were two guys and one woman who interviewed me. The guys were more conversational and sounded like they had taken the time to read my resume. The woman read from a list of standard interview questions.

    Negative opinion because of the way they kept changing the interview and position availabilities.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had a difficult coworker/supervisor? A great one?   Answer Question

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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