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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great environment ruined by bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in 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 stuff that you want to play with. There were also great brown bag and after hours sessions for technology subjects. All in all Orbitz was a great place for nurturing the inner nerd in us software developers.

    Cons

    Management of the company was directionless and mostly clueless.
    I never felt that we did a good enough job innovating Orbitz as a company.
    This left us playing catchup to the competition.

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    No opinion of CEO
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