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So much to do in a Travel company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Always thought before joining.. "After all, it is just a travel agency website. Why on earth do they have so many people working?" Came here and realized how stupid that thought was. Here, people are working on everything from big data to SEO to optimized caching. Lots of stuff to learn and explore. Great work culture. Happy that I joined Orbitz

Cons

Even though there are a lot of stuff going on, the company culture is not "technology dominated". Non-engineers > Engineers.

Chicago has awesome commuting options. But Orbitz provide no transit benefits. It won't cost much to give CTA/Metra/parking pass to the employees. But they don't provide any. (At least share the cost)

Advice to Management

Throw away Thinkpads. Get Macbook pros.

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  1. Great place to work in Chicago. Fun product, smart people, good location.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel is dynamic, data centric which creates really interesting work. Company is not too big and not too small... Kind of like baby bears bed - not too hard and not too soft but just right.

    Cons

    Company future - they are a very small player vs. Expedia and Priceline / Booking

    Advice to Management

    do something aggressive. you need a game changer in order to take advantage of your small size.


  2. Company with great people and great work/life balance

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work but a great work/life balance. Lots of people have been at the company for 5-10 years, which indicates how much they enjoy it. Conveniently located in the West Loop.

    Cons

    At times, management can be selective in their communication of key information.


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