Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
Barney Harford
64 Ratings

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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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    A Great Place to Work!

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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

    Pros

    Orbitz allows you to be your own leader and supports your innovation along with having a GREAT work life balance, and I feel the leaders at the company truly care about the staff. I love the ability to work from home in my assigned market, it allows me to save travel time and allows me to be highly effective and efficient.

    Cons

    Sometimes I have felt distant from what is happening at the corp. office and that the communication could be better. However the company is trying to improve this.

    In this role there is not a lot of room for growth within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to trust and empower your staff, holding them accountable without micromanaging. It feels that may be the direction the company is moving and it is very demotivating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent enviroment and work-life balance

    • 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

    Flexible work hours, excellent benefit and investment options, open communication and PROFESSIONAL companu

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tailor more to those who work remotely

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Fast paced fostering environment!

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting Work
    Fast Paced
    Great Benefits
    Younger Environment

    Cons

    None so far, great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Combine sick days and vacation days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful

    The Old Gray Mare Ain't What she used to be

    • 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

    Pay check and a warm place out of the cold during the winter

    Cons

    Pending sale of company has made the previously high energy, fun environment turn to a dark night in Zombie Land. Not a lot of fun to be around the office these days. Everyone is waiting for the other shoe to fall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your money where your mouth is. Quit telling us how wonderful we are and show it in our Bonus and Raises.
    Take some training classes in how to motivate your driect reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Love it

    • 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

    Fun, smart, interesting group of people. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not a ton of training provided.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Enjoy the flexible 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of remote home office based positions, competitive compensation and benefits, attainable bonus structure paid quarterly, great colleagues to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency on direction of the company year after year, employees don't have much value to the SLT and nobody takes supplier concerns or suggestions into account.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. A great culture with a fast-paced working environment.

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    A unique culture that allows for a laid-back, flat organization -- but at the same time appreciates & rewards hard-work, a positive attitude, and an ability to work at a fast pace. Also a very fair & respectful approach to work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very steep learning curve and little training to help along the way for new employees. The organization is also very lean, which makes for short-term challenges when someone changes roles or leaves the company. Also, depending on your role/area of the company, promotional growth could be minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider removing the week of vacation between x-mas & new year's and giving employees the flexibility to use those days as they need. Surprisingly limited PTO/vacation for a travel company. Also, the paternity/maternity leave policies are significantly behind other tech leaders in the U.S.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Software QA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good place to work with good benefits.

    Cons

    There were some distraction and meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  11. 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

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Feb 6, 2015Dir. of Talent Development

    Thanks for all the kind words regarding your coworkers, the culture and the work itself. We will certainly pass along your feedback to management that you appreciate their transparency and encourage ... More

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