Orbitz Worldwide

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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
346 Reviews
4.2
346 Reviews
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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259 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management emphasizes the work/life balance and encourages you to take vacation (in 61 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy; good place to grow if you have the right manager (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not valued at Orbitz (in 11 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.  

    Very positive energy

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive culture and co-workers; very little game-playing with regard to office politics; people come to work and get things done.

    Cons

    Very competitive industry -- Orbitz is up against much bigger players with deeper pockets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, great culture

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

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

    Pros

    Great people; lots of collaboration within teams and across the company in general; conveniently located in the Ogilvie transportation center which is great whether you live in Chicago or in the suburbs, because the Metra trains arrive in the building downstairs; fun corporate culture that promotes social events among coworkers and provides unique perks such as an employee travel discount

    Cons

    Occasionally management takes too long to make decisions, thereby wasting time that could be better spent simply attacking the problem at hand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should avoid isolating themselves in the "SLT bubble," because that leads to a skewed perspective not shared by the vast majority of employees. Furthermore, be open and honest when communicating to employees. Whether the message is good, bad or indifferent, employees always appreciate the unvarnished truth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Technology Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology set, open & innovative culture & lot of freedom & flexibility to try new technologies/ideas

    Cons

    Medical & other benefits could be better

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  5.  

    Dynamic work hard, play hard culture.

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    • 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

    Great work atmosphere. Super smart employees that work well together with very little politics

    Cons

    The performance evaluation system is based on stack rankings and does not generally get high marks from employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good 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 full-time

    Pros

    management is good, great environment to work in. People over there are friendly, management are easy to approach

    Cons

    nothing negative at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more room for improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Competitive pay. Nice benefits

    Cons

    Tedious work
    Lack of clear direction at time

  8.  

    Good place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people.
    Good Management.
    Solid work ethic.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Cramped workspace.
    Dingy restroom facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider moving to a different building.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance
    - Great culture
    - Good benefits
    - Passionate and talented developers
    - Good location (downtown Chicago)
    - Big variety of work to do, lots of good technical initiatives
    - Employees are empowered to improve the process
    - Ability to build your career is a priority to management

    Cons

    - Benefits could be a little better, but they are good nonetheless
    - Decent amount of turnover, but still plenty of long-timers/stalwarts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Sep 3, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    We are glad to know you’ve found so many Pros during your time at Orbitz, including the company's work-life balance, culture, location and the variety of work, among other factors. With regard to ... More

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    You can make a big impact from the start, everyone is very relaxed and having fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Within my first month we had a whole company picnic, thirsty thursday trivia, and I pushed code that went in to production.

    Cons

    If you aren't motivate you will not last long. The team leads won't babysit you to make sure you get your work done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Aug 13, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    So glad to hear that your first month has been enjoyable both at and away from your desk. In addition to offsite, companywide events like the summer picnic and the annual holiday party, we also mix ... More

  11.  

    Great company to work for - fun group of people to be around everyday

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Coordinator
    Current Employee - Market Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun perks working at Orbitz. The office HQ in Chicago is an amazing facility. Seems that the company is growing and there are lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    For being a .com company, I was disappointed with the lack of technology and limited functionality issues that I run into on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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