Orbitz Worldwide
4.0 of 5 301 reviews
www.orbitz.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2014
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4.0 301 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford

Barney Harford

(227 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Consistently rated as a top tech company and top work/life balance company in Chicago"
    in 51 reviews
  • "Work from home options (depending on group & manager)"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Those with a good work/life balance are not high performers"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Senior Management, but recently has been making changes for the better"
    in 14 reviews
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Data Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible timings
good Work culture
High potential for career growth

ConsSmall company
legacy internal systems
need to focus more process

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove upon internal tools, IT Procedures

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best peers I've ever worked with in a long IT career

Technical Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsFlexibility of working from home/remotely on occasion
Flexible office hours.
Perks, benefits, bonus, and discounts are a major plus.
Getting travel industry discounts
The people are great. Friendly and genuine peers is the highlight of my day frankly and I appreciate the openness to all walks of life without any prejudices whatsoever.

ConsSometimes the late notice of changes due to some excessive secrecy but it is expected in a public company.
End of year performance evaluations are rather bias and with some managers, completed poorly and without supporting information.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more technical people involved early in business decisions so that your plans are properly laid out. When Business folks plan for things they are completely clueless as to the impact on current projects and the resources both human and technical, that is required to meet deadlines set by those who do not understand. This is especially important in a "Technology" Company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting and Challenging

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsInformal environment, on top of technology

ConsToo territorial(competitive), lack of know how outside the US

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more and get to know the world

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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GREAT Environment, dependent on your department

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

Prosfun atmosphere
fun employees
great location
good benefits

ConsHR need to perform more reviews of management

Advice to Senior Managementdon't promote people who are not leaders

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Orbitz Worldwide Not the place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

Prosenvironment, people, flexible work schedule, fun.

Conscompensation, direction, leadership, management, does not promote within

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Managing growth well

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Orbitz Worldwide as a contractor for more than a year

ProsIT is the revenue center, which allows great growth on the technology side

ConsThere's still some remnants of the dot-com era, which is holding them back.

Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge yourself as the industry leader you are.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work with smart, innovative, passionate, people!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time for more than a year

ProsTech company in the travel space. We have an open, team oriented environment allowing ideas to come through from any and all levels at the organization. Company allows employees to take their careers where they want to go. Hard work is rewarded.

ConsYou will never get though a "to-do" list. For me, it keeps the work fun and interesting. For others, it could cause some undo stress.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the team oriented, open environment. People feel like they are a part of the company vs just a number putting in time towards a revenue goal. Don't loose the entrepreneurial spirit. Stay innovative.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great but no growth potential unless you live in Chicago

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Orbitz Worldwide

ProsI liked the autonomy in my position.

ConsTechnologically lethargic for a technology company.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace technological innovations that improve your business faster and more efficiently.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad place to work at

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Pros* Office is conveniently located inside the Ogilvie train station and across the street from Union Station.
* Casual dress code.
* Company offers good health benefits

Cons* Work life balance is not valued at Orbitz. As a technology company it is unfortunate that work from home policy is not instituted and frowned upon. Flex work schedule is difficult to work out. This is KEY for happy employees.
* Too much focus on perception and not the end result.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your long term employees! Orbitz has a complex infrastructure, and hiring and training new employees is not an easy task. It can take years for an employees to learn and master their area to become a subject matter expert.

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Amazing adventure and it was great to watch it grow.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

ProsPeople, People, People! They are the reason that it is a great place to work. I am talking about co-workers not Senior leaders.

ConsWe need new senior level leadership in some of the areas we work in. Our growth is too small and I fear we may be a take over target.

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow where to cut costs. You cannot cut your way to profitability.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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