Orbitz Worldwide

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Orbitz Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
333 Reviews

4.2
333 Reviews
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Orbitz Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford
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252 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management emphasizes the work/life balance and encourages you to take vacation (in 58 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 10 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.  

    Good Company, intelligent people

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

    Pros

    Very informal, startup like culture. Intelligent people who are always trying to do new things. Very fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the lower side of average. Moving up in the company can be difficult and there is sometimes more emphasis on presentation than on substance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to also encourage technical portion of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    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

  3.  

    Micro Management is a big concern

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

    Pros

    1) Orbitz provides opportunities for personal growth.
    2) Daily Breakfast
    3) Adoption of latest technologies.
    4) Convenient to commute.

    Cons

    1) Work - life balance is a big joke. Working in agile model makes this place less fun.
    2) No employee appreciation
    3) Micro Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employee appreciation and eliminate micro management. Encourage team outings / lunches so there would be a good bond with in the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Eye-opening place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Travel Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Travel Consultant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance, 1 on 1 sales training, friendly work environment, and opportunity to move up. The people here are very nice and the ages of everyone varies from mid twenties and up in a balanced matter. Everyone here wants to succeed and that energy is passed on to all employees.

    Cons

    The only thing I wish we had were nicer bathrooms, but I can deal with that! Commission structure could be better as well. Not the best, but modest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Payment structure for commission is okay, could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard to get out of this place

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

    Pros

    - Work life balance is really good
    - Flexibility in switching teams after one year and making sure you are working on something that you like
    - Benefits are decent
    - Game room and free soda and oatmeal

    Cons

    - Travel perks can be better since it's a travel company
    - More PTO please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing fun filled place to work

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment
    Friendly people
    Amazing facilities
    Excellent benefits
    Excellent travel benefits

    Cons

    No cons as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jul 30, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    Wow, we couldn’t ask for better feedback. Glad to hear things are going well, and we will continue to focus on providing a fantastic workplace experience for all Orbitz employees.

  8.  

    Associate Market Manager

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

    Pros

    - Great training. They want you to learn and grow professionally.
    - You have the ability to take on more responsibility and projects outside of your daily role.
    - The office is great, you are surrounded by other great minds.
    - Fast paced environment
    - Management listens and implements good ideas from other employees.

    Cons

    - None come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Great job listening to ideas that your team brings to you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome

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

    Pros

    Great place, smart, wonderful, great people, great product and fun industry

    Cons

    Too many excessive hours required and must live in Chicago

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    So far, so great...

    • 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

    Pros

    High caliber of individuals, commitment of teams to product excellence and work-life balance are tremendous.

    Cons

    Lot's of internal systems with limited formal training and education during the on-boarding process make navigation somewhat challenging at first. Additionally, BI systems are unreliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in properly functioning and scalable tools that will allow your analyze and run the business seamlessly as you continue to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Orbitz Worldwide is an exciting place to start my post-MBA career

    • 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

    Pros

    The company is open to different opportunities and ideas, which I do appreciate a lot. Another thing impressed me is that the co-workers here are very diverse and open-minded. What is more, the location is great, Chicago is a great city which has a lot of cool things to offer.

    Cons

    The internal system is a little bit complicated, it takes longer time to set up everything and keep thing running efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being bold and trying new ideas for further growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Orbitz Worldwide Response

    Jul 30, 2014Dir. of Talent Development

    Thank you for your feedback, indeed we are proud to foster a corporate culture that encourages a diverse and open-minded exchange of ideas across all teams. And we couldn’t agree more that Chicago is ... More

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