Orbitz Worldwide

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2 people found this helpful  

Fantastic place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

Pros

- Great culture of technical excellence
- Really smart, sharp people
- Management has a clear direction and good execution
- Free breakfast foods and drinks
- Eco-friendly office
- The best location possible in Chicago
- Very good compensation
- Very flexible hours
- Travel agent benefits
- Work from home possible
- So many opportunities to learn and work on what you want
- Technology-agnostic as long as it gets the job done
- Hundreds of restaurants in walking distance
- Company throws parties periodically with kegs and they are fun. The annual party is awesome!

Cons

- No stock options
- Provides Blackberries which is a type of phone they used to make
- A bit too much employee turnover

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is doing a fantastic job in the last couple years. We need to somehow retain people more so we don't lose knowledge. It's already a fantastic place to work though so I'm not sure how they'd do that!

Recommends
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    They keep "eliminating positions" of really good employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    I have a great boss and my team functions well.

    Cons

    Yesterday, a new manager was allowed to "eliminate the position" of someone who had worked here for years and was really, really good at her job. Everyone who worked with her was shocked. She was on an extremely business critical project and doing a great job. Now one of my team members has to pick up the slack and do her regular job at the same time. What's interesting is that the job ithat was supposedly eliminated is posted as an open position now. Nice euphemism for firing someone who wasn't "one of the boys". This is not the first time this has happened and, unfortunately, it won't be the last. And management wonders why morale is so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting middle managers build and run their little fiefdoms at the expense of the company's and employee's well being.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Collaborative and Fast-Paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Business Development  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager, Business Development in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Orbitz attracts top talent and encourages you to bring your A-game

    Cons

    LONG HOURS can wear you down and be relentless

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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