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Youthful spirit

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than a year

Pros

Youthful spirit, smart friendly professional people, sense of humor, great benefits, fun place to work, flexible working hours, cutting edge technologies, challenging assignments, constant learning.

Cons

Changes in technologies, teams, structures, goals and directions come too often
and on a regular basic.
It may be hard to learn and adjust and be productive at the same time.
Too much multitasking and too many different responsibilities for each Software Engineer.
It makes it challenging to concentrate and difficult to perform each duty with high quality.
OK for some people, not so for others.
Business is very complex. Many processes to adhere to. It takes between 6 and 12 months
to learn enough to become fully productive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Simplify annual evaluation process. Nobody likes it. Other than that, no complaints.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Orbitz Worldwide

  1.  

    Every day is a new learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work timings, intelligent co-workers, challenging projects

    Cons

    Change is the rule of nature. Need to be quick in adapting to changing needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Maybe, Maybe Not

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Manager-level Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Former Manager-level Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Located in Oglvie train station.
    -Work from home options (depending on group & manager).
    -Monthly employee happy hours (for those that like to drink).
    -Certain members of Senior Leadership are very approachable and easy to work with.
    -There are some very talented and productive people working (and formerly) at Orbitz.

    Cons

    -Compensation is not that great, raises are OK. Bonus is pretty low and not competitive.
    -High turnover in many groups
    -Lots of changes due to lack of cash/money, and cutbacks/layoffs
    -Office is OK, kind of dated and dark; not enough conference room space
    -Certain Managers/Directors were promoted due to how long they worked at company, not based on people or management skills. Some are highly inappropriate and have long histories of this.
    -Not much available for career advancement outside of Technology.
    -Work/life balance is not great for high performers. Those with a good work/life balance are not high performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Determine a solid, actionable and strategic 5 year plan for the company and follow it. It will build confidence among employees.
    -Promote people based on people and management skills - NOT just subject matter area expertise or length of time at the company. Weed out problem employees and low producers. Move towards all teams being high performing, not just a small select few.
    -Offer more competitive compensation, better benefits (for the price).
    -Encourage Management (Managers/Directors) to be more professional and respectful of employees, there is too much gossiping and inappropriate things happening, and a lack of direction and structure (in groups) is driving people away. Require a core set of company values to be followed at all times by all employees.
    -Reduce silos between functions and open up/strengthen communication. The silos still allow decisions to be made in a vacuum which undermine other business functions and lessen employee confidence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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