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I worked at Travelport full-time
One of three global leaders in GDS industry - all spawned from airlines Gordon Wilson, CEO is knowledgeable, visionary & respected in the industry GDSs enable travel transactions between airlines, hotels, rental car providers & agents or consumers - a necessary service that, like the Interstate highway system, could benefit from improvements, but won't be going away any time soon Virtually a utility, so revenue is non-seasonal, only mildly cyclical & fairly stable The industry has settled into an oligopoly, so again, relatively stable market dynamics Minimum threat from up-starts & start-ups, though they do put on pressure from time to time Knowledgeable work force, many in the industry for decades Positive work environment Stable market share Good profitability Strong focus on market share Focus on product innovation Good compensation & benefits
Established industry that has evolved over decades, so despite best of intentions, very slow to change or innovate Highly matrixed organization, so direction not always clear Well-intentioned workforce, but initiatives are not always efficient & effective Following its recent IPO, it appears much of the decision-making has reverted to HQ near London Not much room for growth or advancement, at least in the US (Americas HQ in Atlanta)
Advice to Management
Engage the front line in the regions more in strategy & business planning Consider an able COO to complement & actualize on CEO Gordon Wilson's vision Clarify roles & responsibilities throughout the organization to improve its efficiency Define KPIs & their measures & cascade them to all levels
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Travelport in May 2015.
We had a 3 person conference call interview where they asked about my background and experience. They asked about the languages and frameworks I'd listed on my resume and explained what skills/tools they would be using on the job.
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Travelport is a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. Our Travel Commerce Platform enables travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers to connect. This increases profitability and drives commercial success across the business-to-business ...
Mission: The platform that is redefining travel commerce for our customers