Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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. Fantastic tech company

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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, 2015Dir. 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


  3. Great people - fast-moving company

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    • 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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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fully explains job and it's expectations.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Never Employed Here in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Never Employed Here in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Orbitz Worldwide as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As Orbitz is a well known company, I feel it is trust worthy.

    Cons

    Not fitting my needs at this time. Looking for a more local job site.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Lean hierarchy, great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very lean environment, great people and smart on-going projects. Lots to learn on a daily basis.

    Cons

    After a while growth, bonuses and salary hikes can be too little to make a difference.


  7. the place to work in technology in Chicago

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

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible culture (people actually wear shorts and flip-flops to work!), really smart people doing really cool stuff, great place to go to combine a passion for travel with a focus on technology

    Cons

    Highly analytical but progress can sometimes get bogged down by doing too much analysis


  8. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for!
    Excellent Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    I have nothing to share at this time


  9. Compensation Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compensation Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Compensation Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Benefits; coworkers are great to work with on any project.

    Cons

    Flat management structure so limited opportunities for promotion into management.


  10. sr software developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide

    Pros

    flexible, casual environment, good at implementing agile

    Cons

    Smaller company, competitive, good for freshers


  11. Great company atmosphere but needs more accountability

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Orbitz Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is mostly friendly. The people are supportive and helpful when trying to learn a new job. Many people will help you get on your feet quickly in a new role.

    Cons

    The project work is lacking because upper management does not hold anyone accountable to dates and deliverables. This holds especially true for cross functional projects.

    Advice to Management

    Give people more ownership in their work. But with ownership comes accountability. It's tough but it will make people work harder and feel more pride in their work.



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