Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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Pros
  • work-life balance is top-knotch (in 75 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home (in some departments) (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is good but not great (in 15 reviews)

  • It's very hard to achieve unrealistic goals when Senior Management doesn't value experienced employees (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Best Company in Chicago

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

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

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

    Pros

    Honestly this is my 100% opinion of this company- although it only has been 1 month since I've worked with Orbitz it has been breath taking. I truly enjoy my department, my peers and most of all the company. I have nothing to complain about the company- from day one I'm amazed how fast their hiring process works and how dependable the HR team is, they are always around. I have enjoyed many of the companies freebies as well as the company picnic, its amazing how this company makes all their employee enjoy their job- very laid back but very professional.

    Cons

    NO CONS at ALL this is the BEST work place I've been since I moved back from the East Coast. I'm truly fortunate to be apart of the OWW Family.

    Advice to Management

    Although the compensation is great- I would like to see the company at least give allowance for CTA Ventra/Metra as I'm sure 99% of the employees use the public transportation to get to work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic work environment

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

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

    Pros

    This is my first year at Orbitz but so far I'm loving every single bit of it. I would say the thing I love the most is the culture. Coming from a different industry I was impressed by how nice everybody is. I had no problems integrating in my team and making a ton of new friends.

    Cons

    So far, not a single complaint


  3. Product Manager

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, challenging opportunities that help grow professionally, flexibility to move around teams and gather expertise, people are very helpful and great to work with, the management is approachable - a flat structure, has a very embracing company culture

    Cons

    upward mobility is slow and unpredictable, although we strive to be a fast-mover sometimes changes take much longer than expected

    Advice to Management

    Increase the opportunities for training and learning


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  5. Awesome Intern experience with Orbitz

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Smart and nice colleagues with open-minded working environment. The company has no hierarchical heritage and one of the VP just sits behind me with her team members. I like the Thirsty Thursday party every month and company outing event!

    Cons

    Can I say it is too causal and leisure?

    Advice to Management

    Offer more positions for university student :)


  6. orbitz

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

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    training cession location perks awesome colleagues good learning experience

    Cons

    atmosphere lack of internal opportunities low salaries rigid management lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    needs improvement


  7. Pretty cool work place yet challenging environment

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

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

    Pros

    Work culture. Cutting edge technologies. Employee related benefits & policies. Salary

    Cons

    Health & Medical insurance Needs to be more process oriented

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees & awesome culture alive.


  8. Good place to work

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

    Very minimal politics, good benefits, some decent technical projects to work on

    Cons

    Nothing major. Could be more generous with salaries


  9. Helpful (2)

    Fantastic tech company

    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Extremely smart and motivated people, who work hard and are always willing to help. You will not find a better tech company to work for. Senior management communicates regularly. Very open, supportive, data driven culture. So glad I joined Orbitz.

    Cons

    For such a progressive company, why do we have stack rating?

    Advice to Management

    Introduce more progressive performance management plan that rewards both team performance and individual performance in driving results.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Data Driven, Great Work/Life Balance, Learn a ton!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Orbitz is great, even though it's a travel agency, it was a tech. company first. The company has a great culture very similar to the west-coast tech. scene. There are foosball tables and ping pong tables on every floor in case you need a break. Unlimited coffee/espresso drinks, unlimited soda. One thing I thought was phenomenal was the amount of emphasis they put in to training conferences and workshops. I've only been at Orbitz for a month now and I've gone to two workshops off campus and a bunch of Best Practices workshops on campus. My manager is great, just the right amount of nurturing - they expect you to figure things out on your own, but they are there to support you 100% when you have questions. Right off the bat my manager showed me what career-band I was in and what it would take for me to move up in my career. Everyone is extremely helpful and willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    No free food? That's about the only con I can think of...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Offer free food please (Or at least free lunch 1x week)

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – Dir. of Talent Development

    Thank you for the review, it is great to hear such positive feedback. Glad you take full advantage of the fun workplace culture and your enjoyment of the training and workshops is especially ... More


  11. Great people - fast-moving company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in with truly incredible minds to learn from. Teams work closely together on various projects so there are a ton of opportunities to work with different groups. The internal department really made the place different and more enjoyable from other companies.

    Cons

    Growth and development truly depends on your team. Success and work-life balance also depends on your role within your team. A very quick-moving company with a never-fading workload; it's extremely easy for employees to feel burnt out. Overtime and weekends aren't worth the compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the learning styles of subordinates and adhere to their management style. Management isn't a one-size fits all system!!! Managers: employee appreciation goes a long way. Show your employees some love every now and then.



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