Orbitz Worldwide

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Best Tech Company for Learning and Growing

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Even after 10 years, Orbitz has a young, energetic, start-up feel. You are surrounded by really smart people who love to share their knowledge and experience. Always open to exploring newest technologies. Opportunities for web software engineers in numerous areas including Air, Hotel, Car, SEO, Finance, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Big Data. Company is getting a lot better about fostering innovation and encouraging engineers to be creative.

Cons

As with most successful tech companies, we lose really good engineers sometimes. Stacked ranking is old-school way of managing promotions, bonuses, and raises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue fostering innovation through regular "Day Away" events - it really boosts satisfaction and results in great ideas.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Orbitz Worldwide

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    Hundreds of people working together to get the right thing done with as little effort to help customers travel well.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Orbitz allows its employees to do whatever is best for them to meet the missing to unlock the joy of travel for the customers.
    If you are willing to put in the effort to find, quantify, and solve a problem, you will be given the power and authority to accomplish your goal and expand your career.
    The only limiting factor at Orbitz is you. You are able to take on as many challenges as you like and to learn as much as you like. In exchange you will be compensated well.

    Cons

    While there is never politics and bureaucracy, there is a tendency toward extreme consensus before improvements can be made while new features are easily adopted with no concrete expression of ROI.
    Company-wide bonus metrics are not available on demand and available in ways that could really be actionable on a day to day basis for a majority of employees. In some years this has made the lack of a bonus a surprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an environment where the right thing is the easiest thing.
    Use performance metrics that are actionable on a day to day basis for a majority of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best e-commerce company in midwest

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - one of largest e-commerce site in midwest
    - business leaders are very down to earth and accessible which is a great opportunity to learn from the best
    - travel is fun and you get perks along the way
    - startup mentality (still)

    Cons

    - competitive landscape is tough
    - can be difficult to do it all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - stay the course
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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