Orbitz Worldwide

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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
403 Reviews
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403 Reviews
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management emphasizes the work/life balance and encourages you to take vacation (in 75 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy; good place to grow if you have the right manager (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on your department, work life balance can be tough at times (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company for Software Engineers!

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Laid back environment, always room for using the latest technologies, continuosly learning, your contributions are valued.

    Cons

    Winter in Chicago, stack rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more offices across the US!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Good work like balance. Small teams with good sprint planning.

    Cons

    Work not very challenging. Company's growth not great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Here for almost 3 years and still having a blast!

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    The people here are great! So smart and passionate about their work. It really makes the culture. It's not work hard, play hard because the company forces it, but because the employees actually enjoy the work they do here and leadership respects time away from the office. No day is the same - truly. After 3 years I can come in and still make significant changes to impact the company.

    Cons

    No real cons - Orbitz runs at lightning speed. If you are uncomfortable in a fast paced environment or not good with change - this is not the org for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Remember be as transparent as possible and don't forget the values which make Orbitz great - collaborative environment, lack of red tape/hierarchy, and the people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent culture, great compensation/benefits, awesome people

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

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

    Pros

    Personal growth
    Perks
    Work-life balance
    Compensation/benefits package
    Travel discount(s)
    Can register for an IATAN card (travel agent)
    Great downtown Chicago location
    Opportunities to really be creative and test new ideas
    Many opportunities to

    Cons

    Relatively steep learning curve depending on your role within the company.
    Lack of training materials/courses
    Work at home is frowned upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would highly suggest switching to a PTO system that combines vacation and sick days into one bucket. This gives more flexibility to employees who tend to not get sick very often. Most companies either have this type of plan already, or have plans to move towards that type of one bucket plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Company atmosphere is amazing.
    Employees amazing.
    Great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Bonus structure is not competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Another great year!!!

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    People, culture, global company (multiple brands/locations), innovative, strong company values, flexible work schedules, travel discounts, $$$ for a smartphone (BYOD), strong leadership/CEO, lots of opportunity to grow your career...did I say people - we have the GREATEST and the SMARTEST people

    Cons

    Communication - we can handle the good, bad and ugly. Not much bad or ugly for the last 2 years but please make sure to share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on truck'n!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid but Inefficient Company

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

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It has a top-notch location. As being a travel site, their employee benefits are good if you are into travel.

    Cons

    They do not offer a very challenging environment. They have a very small research team, thus somewhat not an agile company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work

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

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Orbitz is over all a good place to work and encourages professional growth. Management overall trusts employees and from where I worked in product management there is a fair bit of latitude in how one gets the job done.

    Cons

    Although the company says that they value the employees, their actions do not support their words. Employees are looked at as interchangeable parts without consideration of skills and knowledge.

    Management also at times seems to be rudderless, and resources are wasted on the latest hot project, only to then have it tossed aside for the next new thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and think before you set wheels into motion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to get in and learn for 1-2 years, but very limited upward mobility thereafter.

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    In most departments, the work life balance is very good allowing employees the ability to work from home if needed. Office culture if friendly and laid back. Relaxed dress code. Monthly in office happy hour events are fun. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    If you are not in a select few departments, it is very difficult to surface new ideas/business concepts. Promotions to advance your career are very hard to come by. You need to have the good fortune of being on the right project at the right time. There is no real career path for growth within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The SLT needs to develop a way to get new ideas for innovation heard by top executives. They also need to do a better job at defining a path for promotion and career development for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jan 7, 2015Dir. of Talent Development

    Appreciate your honest feedback, and we have recently taken steps to more clearly define available career paths across the company. For example, we published a Global Career Framework to outline the ... More

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture, great opportunity, great business

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Orbitz fully supports a healthy work-life balance, understanding that life happens and hours spent in a cube aren't the sole metric for gauging quality work. They support their employees by offering, and even encouraging, the pursuit of various career opportunities, even if it is in a different area of the company. Personal growth is also a focus with various groups for mentoring, for women, etc. There is an overall happy "vibe" and management is very accessible - great culture.

    Cons

    Salary isn't quite what of some major companies can offer. However, the company is continually growing, and the work-life balance takes a huge stress off compared to the lifestyle at some of those other compaies. Some adjustments still being made as far as company organization, but that is to be expected with a growing company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct follow-ups during the first couple weeks of onboarding to ensure new hires are acclimating well to their new roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Dec 3, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    Glad to know you appreciate the work/life balance at Orbitz and that you have found numerous opportunities for personal growth. Thank you also for the idea to conduct follow-up meetings shortly after ... More

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