Orbitz Worldwide

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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

Pros

Orbitz 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.

Cons

It'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.

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    A well rounded place to develop your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Orbitz is a great place to work and advance your career. Its one of the business that truly has a wide breath of opportunities to expand your skills. From its main forte of software development to finance, accounting, e-marketing, CRM, revenue management, audit, procurement etc There is so much to learn here.
    And the environment is simply outstanding in most teams. The best thing about this place is the people you work with.

    Cons

    general pains of a growing company. at times it can be hard to get things done. specially when you start small and then grow. there are more checks and balances added.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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