Orbitz Worldwide
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www.orbitz.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Smart people, casual work environment, mentally challenging/stimulating work

Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

ProsOrbitz employees are generally smart, laid back and approachable, which makes this a great place to work -- you're always surrounded by and working with great people. The casual work environment and general start-up feel of the company/work (despite its huge size) is also a huge plus. Top-down communications explaining new initiatives and plans are frequent; under Barney Harford, company goals are crystal clear.

ConsIt's a known problem within Orbitz that it can sometimes be challenging to get things done due to the sheer size and complexity of the company and the various groups' roadmaps that compete for developers and resources. However, management has acknowledged this as a legitimate issue and is doing everything it can to get cross-departmental teams working together in order to break away from this widely-believed notion.

Career development plans tend to be unclear; it's widely believed that career advancement at Orbitz requires proactive conversations with management that some (if not most) would deem awkward. Management/HR could do a better job of making sure these conversations (if desired) occur so that employees and their managers are on the same page and have similar expectations come review time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment ruined by bad management

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide


    Pros: Relaxed atmosphere (you can make your own hours!) Plenty of time to develop your own skills. It's so relaxed and you have time to work on… Cons: Management of the company was directionless and mostly clueless. I never felt that we did a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Fantastic place to work

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    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 -… Cons: - No stock options - Provides Blackberries which is a type of… Advice to Senior Management: Management is doing a fantastic job in the last couple years. We need to somehow retain people more so… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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